Welcome to the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum (PMF)

The Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum (PMF) is a not-for-profit scientific and educational organization founded in 1992 to provide a forum for microbiologists involved in the pharmaceutical, medical device, personal product, biotechnology, cosmetic, and related microbiology laboratory areas to exchange information on microbiological issues. The PMF also provides an opportunity to interact with regulatory agencies internationally.

Interactive Forum

The PMFList, devoted to topics of interest to microbiologists working in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and medical device industries was formerly distributed over the email via the Internet. While useful, this approach became prone to interruptions, sometimes spanning weeks, and required moderation prior to the appearance of questions and answers. Having become more cumbersome than desired, the email-based approach has been replaced with a more modern and responsive online forum (click the "Forum" navigation button). The online forum is available for anyone to read, but submitting questions/answers/comments will require that you register to the Forum. If you have any questions about the Forum, please send them to [email protected]. Thank you!


There are four PMFList Yearbooks (2010, 2020, 2021 and 2022) available at the Training page. These are compilations of the questions and answers accumulated over the four years indicated in the book titles. The original intention was to create yearbooks from 2010 through 2023, but the service that provided support for the PMFList email version, and its archives, failed, thus the limited list of books and the advent of the new online Forum.

Sponsor's Corner

The sponsors of the PMF are absolutely essential to the existence of the PMF. Each sponsor is listed below in order of the sponsorship level (ranges from $5000.00/year to $100.00/year), and then alphabetically. Please click on the sponsor logo to be taken to a page specific to that sponsor.

 PMF is a not-for-profit scientific and educational organization.