FreeZone Legacy Freeze Dryers (also known as lyophilizers) are designed to handle the lyophilization needs of research and pilot plant laboratories. Benchtop models with 2.5 and 6 liter collector capacities that reach -50º C are available.
FreeZone Freeze Dryers with Lyo-Works OS are available with capacities from 2.5 to 18 liters. They have collectors that reach -50º C, -84º C, ideal for freeze drying samples with low eutectic temperatures including ones containing acetonitrile, and -105° C, ideal for freeze drying samples with ultra low eutectic temperatures including ones containing dilute amounts of methanol or ethanol.
Gail's Story Changed the Way We Think About Lab Freeze Drying
Gail was responsible for something irreplaceable: a key link to the future of her company... and a cure.
When she visited Kelly at Labconco, Gail's struggle led to an epiphany that would change how laboratory freeze drying is done. With the creation of Lyo-Works OS, samples can now be monitored from anywhere. And with End-Zone™ End Point Detection, now FreeZone Freeze Dryers can even send you an alert when your samples are completely lyophilized.
How to Choose the Right Freeze Dryer (LINDA the Lab Manager)
Linda knows what features to look for when buying or replacing your laboratory's freeze dryer. Find out more in this new Lab Manager video.
Troubleshooting Vacuum Leaks in Labconco Lyophilizers
Learn to troublesoot vacuum leaks in Labconco FreeZone Freeze Dry Systems
Labconco Vacuum Pump Setup
Video describing the process of preparing a vacuum pump for installation and use with a Labconco FreeZone Freeze Dry System. Explains how to add oil, install exhaust filter, and more.
Preparing Pre-freeze Samples in Flasks for Lyophilization
Here are some simple tips to get the best results when freeze drying. These tips can also help you avoid breaking glassware, and help you select the best method of freeze dry preparation.
Aseptic Adapter Usage and Overview
Valved flask adapter to maintain aseptic conditions when freeze drying. Used with Labconco Fast Freeze Flasks 120mls up to 2000mls and Mini Stoppering Chamber. These adapters allow the user to fill a freeze dry flask under sterile conditions prior to lyophilization. After filling the flask, the valve is closed off isolating the contents for transportation to the freeze dryer. Once the flask is attached to the freeze dryer and a vacuum is pulled, open the flask to vacuum using the adapters valve. After freeze drying, close the valve and transport the samples back to the biosafety cabinet to open.
Contains a selection guide, features and benefits, specifications and ordering information on the complete line of FreeZone Freeze Dry Systems, with collector capacities from 1 to 18 liters; FreeZone Legacy Triad Systems; FreeZone Stoppering Tray Dryers; FreeZone Bulk Tray Dryers; drying accessories; glassware and rotary vane vacuum pumps.
Installation Qualification/Operation Qualification for FreeZone Freeze Dry Systems
For validation of predetermined FreeZone Freeze Dry Systems and FreeZone Legacy Freeze Dryers specifications. Provides a checklist of installation and operation qualifications to complete when beginning operation on new or used FreeZone Freeze Dry Systems manufactured from 2004 through July 2017 and FreeZone Legacy Freeze Dryers manufactured in August 2017 or later. These systems have blue control panel labels and stainless steel fronts.
Approximate Freeze Drying Times, Procedure for Freeze Drying Fish Samples for Volatile Substances Using a 4.5 Liter Freeze Dry System, Extraction and Analytical Method for "Microcystin LR" in Cyanobacteria Samples, General Freeze Dry Application for Snake Venom and Other Small Volume Samples of 0.4 ml or Less, Freeze Drying Fungi, General Freeze Dry Application for Monitoring Soil Samples, Freeze Dry Applications for Monitoring Anti-Cancer Drugs and Freeze Drying Mango Powder.
While the general lyophilization concept, sublimation, is the same for both, the equipment, and the results, are vastly different. Below are the key differences between a home freeze dryer and a laboratory, or scientific, freeze dryer...
Most commonly known as freeze drying, lyophilization is a dehydration process used to preserve a perishable or biological material. Freeze drying drastically reduces the surrounding pressure around a frozen sample, allowing the frozen and bound water in the sample to sublimate directly from the solid phase to the gas phase...