Video: Essential tips for pre-freezing prior to lyophilization

One of the most essential steps of the freeze dry process is pre-freezing. Creating more surface during the pre-freeze process can speed up lyophilization, provide a thinner crust on the top layer of the sample, prevent breaking of the glassware, and allow greater heat transfer during the process.

This video shows how to pre-freeze samples three different ways, and talks about preferred methods:

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