Lyophilization Basics for Pharmaceuticals: Unit Operations, Equipment, Instrumentation, and Performance Course (4-Hour Online Webinar: July 9, 2024) with RAC Credits

Dublin, May 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Lyophilization Basics for Pharmaceuticals: Unit Operations, Equipment, Instrumentation, and Performance Course" webinar has been added to's offering.

This course will cover manufacturing operations for freeze dried pharmaceuticals, as well as instruct attendees about the equipment, systems, subsystems, and instrumentation utilized in a commercial lyophilizer. Performance limitations will be described, as well as techniques to optimize equipment capability and freeze dry cycles.

Why Should You Attend

To learn about the equipment and systems utilized in the freeze dry process, as well as ways to identify problems and optimize performance

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of manufacturing process
  • Identification of all systems and subsystems within a freeze dryer
  • Proper use of freeze dryer instrumentation
  • Understanding and examples of Process Analytical Technologies
  • Characterization of process control limitations
  • Use of design space for primary and secondary drying

4.0 RAC Credits

This course has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 4.0 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.

Key Topics Covered

Unit operations for freeze-dried pharmaceuticals

  • Formulation
  • Component prep
  • Filling
  • Lyo/capping
  • Inspection
  • Labeling and packaging

Freeze-Drying equipment

  • Basic components
  • Systems and subsystems
  • Sequence of operations


  • Temperature and pressure measurements
  • Process Analytical Technology (pressure, moisture, gas flow, TDLAS, FM spectroscopy, NIR)


  • Sources for process control imprecision (variables affecting heat and mass transfer)
  • Choked flow
  • Measurement of equipment capability
  • Freezing Optimization via controlled nucleation
  • Cycle optimization via design spaces for primary and secondary drying

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