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Course Information
Course Title: Lyophilization/Freeze Drying 101
Categories: 1 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
2 - Proteomics
3 - Sample Preparation
Instructor(s): Kelly Williams Course Number: 119
Affiliation: Labconco Corporation
Course Date: 03/05/2017 - Sunday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
The objective of this course is introduce the fundamentals of lyophilization. This includes theory, the process, equipment overview, specialty accessories, applications, equipment maintenance and trouble shooting. The aim of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the fundamentals of lyophilization/freeze drying so you can maximize yield and quality of the final product. Real life examples and solutions will be covered.

Target Audience
This course will appeal to anyone who wants to optimize their current freeze drying method or those who will be freeze drying in the future.

Course Outline
1. Freeze Drying Equipment
a. Components
b. Condenser Temperatures
2. Lyophilization Process
a. History
b. Freeze Drying Steps
i. Pre-Freezing
ii. Primary Drying
iii. Secondary Drying
c. Post Drying Storage
3. Configuring a Freeze Dry System
a. Base unit
b. Vacuum Pump Selection
c. Drying Accessories
d. Specialty Accessories
e. Glassware
4. Developing a Protocol
5. Challenging Samples
6. Equipment Maintenance
a. Freeze Dryers
b. Vacuum Pumps
7. Trouble Shooting
a. Vacuum leaks
b. Poor Results

Course Instructor's Biography
Kelly Williams Senior Product Manager Labconco Jenny Sprung Senior Applications Manager Labconco With a combined total of more than 20 years experience in optimizing lyophilization in the Laboratory, they know how to trouble shoot products, processes and pumps.