Freeze-drying, also known as lyophilisation, is a well known technique which extracts water in order to preserve solids. Nowadays, this technique is used to develop novel pharmaceuticals, biomaterials and a range of soft and hard tissues. Freeze-drying allows for gentle preservation, retaining the original 3D structure of a biomaterial or tissue which is important for graft-adherence when applied in the clinic. After the freeze-drying procedure is completed, products can be stored at room temperature and generally have a longer shelf-life compared to non-freeze-dried products. In addition, this procedure omits the use of (chemical) conservatives and leaves a smaller carbon-footprint as the need for cold storage facilities is not required.
We can offer freeze-drying services to its customers for a wide variety of products and production scales with a fully GMP-qualified Zirbus that offers condenser capacity of 40 kg/hour and measuring 60 cm by 80 cm. This technique can be used to freeze dry different types of soft and hard tissues which results in excellent storage conditions. In addition, freeze-drying services are offered for pharmaceutical products, such as powders manufactured by lyophilisation process, with complex structures or porous matrixes as well as coating with antibiotics.
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