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FreeZone Freeze Dryers

Designed to handle the lyophilization needs of research and pilot plant laboratories, FreeZone Freeze Dryers include a large touch screen display. The Lyo-Works™ OS provides a real time display of collector temperature, vacuum level and optional End-Zone™ end point detection system.

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FreeZone Freeze Dryers are designed to handle the lyophilization needs of research and pilot plant laboratories. All models include a large touch screen display. The Lyo-Works™ OS provides a real time display of collector temperature, vacuum level and optional End-Zone™ end point detection system. End-Zone alerts users when a sample has reached the set end point.

Benchtop and mobile console models are offered. Collectors that reach -50° C are available with capacities from 2.5 to 18 liters. Freeze Dryers with collector capacities that reach -84° C are ideal for freeze drying samples with low eutectic temperatures including ones containing acetonitrile. FreeZone 4.5 Liter Freeze Dryers also have capacities that reach -105° C, which are suitable for samples containing dilute methanol and ethanol. All sizes are available with PTFE-coated collectors that can withstand corrosive compounds.

  • 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.

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Brochures

FreeZone Freeze Dryers Catalog

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.

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A Guide to Freeze Drying for the Laboratory

Industry service publication which provides background information on the principles of freeze drying.

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User's Manuals

FreeZone Freeze Dryer Installation Guide (Spanish)

The installation guide in Spanish for FreeZone Freeze Dryers manufactured August 2017 or later.

Guía de Instalación para FreeZone Freeze Dryers fabricadas en Agosto del 2017 en adelante.

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