Biopharma Technology has improved its training courses dedicated to lyophilisation (freeze drying) to help scientists build a greater depth of understanding of the process.
Lyophilisation is an important process in many areas of research and production with applications in areas such as vaccines, diagnostics, regenerative medicine, functional foods, materials science and medical devices.
For high-value products such as these, it is vital to have a thorough understanding of both theory and practice to avoid expensive delays and waste.
More in-depth sessions on PAT and techniques of formulation characterisation have been added to the course material.
The course structure now allows for greater flexibility and interaction with the lecturers, enabling delegates to draw on their lecturers' experience to help solve their own processing difficulties.
Other sections focus on the different sections of a freeze dryer, cycle development and scale up, and specific issues relating to freeze-drying proteins and biological materials.
Two workshops provide opportunities for delegates to practice analysis and problem solving with real-life examples and products.
The first of Biopharma Technology's new-format courses runs from 19-21 September 2011 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.