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Freeze-drying at pilot scale

29 May 2020

Freeze-drying (lyophilization) is a method of removing water by sublimation of the ice crystals from the frozen material. The process allows a better-quality products, compared to products dried with traditional methods.

CÉPROCQ has a pilot freeze dryer: VirTis Genesis 35LTM pilot freeze dryer. It is designed to meet all the requirements of freeze drying, such as storage temperature as low as -70 ° C and condenser temperature up to -85 ° C. It has 4 shelves that can accept trays of 3 L each. The unit is equipped with a control system and temperature and vacuum sensors, in order to configure the conditions of freeze-drying, according to the requirements of the application.