Follow us...


Search News Archives

News Channels


New Laboratory Products

Lab News

Research & Case Studies

Microscopy | Image Analysis

Separation Science

Brochures & Literature


Events | Webinars



Conferences | Events

Guide to Specifying a Freeze Dryer

Biopharma Process SystemsWhat is Freeze Drying?

Freeze drying, or lyophilisation, is a process that removes the solvent  from a sample. It is most commonly used for pharmaceuticals and for foodstuffs, to increase the shelf life of the product. However freeze drying has many other applications including:

  • Management of labile or reactive properties of molecules such as laboratory reagents
  • Preservation of biological activity in enzymes and biological agents such as proteins and DNA
  • Preservation of cells as an alternative to cold / frozen storage
  • Concentration of materials so as to enable recovery from dilute samples

Different applications and products have different processing requirements. Consequently there is a variety of equipment available with a range of options and accessories. Early consideration of a few key questions can help ensure that the system purchased is the right one for the application.

Throughout this year we will be looking at the range of freeze drying equipment available and discussing how best to approach the purchasing process to ensure you get the right system for your application.

For the rest of this article please click here

If you have not logged into the website then please enter your details below.



Popular this Month...

Our Top 10 most popular articles this month


Today's Picks...




Looking for a Supplier?

Search by company or by product


Company Name:




Please note Lab Bulletin does not sell, supply any of the products featured on this website. If you have an enquiry, please use the contact form below the article or company profile and we will send your request to the supplier so that they can contact you directly.

Lab Bulletin is published by newleaf marketing communications ltd



Media Partners