Freeze drying course goes back to basics

A NEW four-part online training course to help scientists acquire a basic understanding of freeze drying – a prerequisite for those working on lyophilisation processes – has been announced by SP Scientific.

The training course is presented by industry expert Dr Jeff Schwegman, and runs every Wednesday from 11 July to 1 August 2012.

Subjects covered in the four parts of the course are:

  • Introduction to freeze drying;
  • Physical properties of materials and thermal characterisation techniques;
  • Freezing, annealing, primary and secondary drying;
  • Scale-up, cycle transfer, and maximising throughput capability.

This free training course has been designed for people wishing to refresh their knowledge or those completely new to freeze drying. Advance registration at is required.

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