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Pittcon Short Course: Lyophilization/Freeze Drying 101

Seminars & Workshops

Date: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - Sunday, March 05, 2017
Location: Pittcon Conference 2017 / Chicago, IL
Information: https://ca.pittcon.org/Technical+Program/tpabstra17.nsf/SCoursesByCat/6F19A0F23E8D229685257FE2006EB303


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Course Description

The objective of this course is introduce the fundamentals of lyophilization. This includes theory, the process, equipment overview, specialty accessories, applications, equipment maintenance and trouble shooting. The aim of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the fundamentals of lyophilization/freeze drying so you can maximize yield and quality of the final product. Real life examples and solutions will be covered.

Target Audience

This course will appeal to anyone who wants to optimize their current freeze drying method or those who will be freeze drying in the future.

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Course Outline

1. Freeze Drying Equipment

  • a. Components
  • b. Condenser Temperatures

2. Lyophilization Process

  • a. History
  • b. Freeze Drying Steps
  •    i. Pre-Freezing
  •    ii. Primary Drying
  •    iii. Secondary Drying
  • c. Post Drying Storage

3. Configuring a Freeze Dry System

  • a. Base unit
  • b. Vacuum Pump Selection
  • c. Drying Accessories
  • d. Specialty Accessories
  • e. Glassware

4. Developing a Protocol
5. Challenging Samples
6. Equipment Maintenance

  • a. Freeze Dryers
  • b. Vacuum Pumps

7. Trouble Shooting

  • a. Vacuum leaks
  • b. Poor Results

Course Instructors

Kelly Williams, Labconco Product Manager
Jenny Sprung, Senior Application Specialist