Biopharma Group Articles & Resources

June 13, 2023

Biopharma Group to launch new GMP freeze drying production facility

Opening in Quarter 4, 2023, Biopharma Group’s new GMP freeze drying facility is set to provide a much needed resource to pharmaceutical companies needing small batch production facilities for first-in-human trials. With construction having started in January of 2023, the new GMP facility in Winchester, UK, will provide freeze drying for up to 3,200 2R vials in their state-of-the-art VirTis S10 freeze dryer, along with full isolation facilities in a grade A cleanroom environment for sterile production of both liquid and lyophilised products.
May 23, 2023

When freeze drying cytotoxic samples, how do you ensure safety whilst maintaining product integrity?

Freeze drying pharma and diagnostic products is essential in the bioprocessing industry but compared to many other pharmaceuticals, freeze drying cytotoxic agents carries additional risk. How can we carry out lyophilisation of cytotoxic drugs while ensuring the safety of all involved?
April 27, 2023

Investment in Lyobeads – A Massive Step Forward for Lyo R&D

Biopharma Group has taken its extensive experience within the freeze drying industry to help increase lyophilization productivity, reduce costs and reduce cycle times by investing in its lyobead production capabilities. Biopharma Group’s lyobead generation line can create millions of lyobeads a month.
April 27, 2023

The importance of cycle parameters in lyophilisation & why one size does not fit all.

Freeze drying has become a popular technique across a variety of industries including, but not limited to diagnostics, pharmaceutical, biotech, and food to name a few, all of whom use freeze drying in the processing of their products in different ways.
August 18, 2022

Staff Spotlight – Dr Kevin Ward

At Biopharma Group we are aiming to highlight the incredible team we have and shine light on the key areas of there roles. Our latest staff spotlight is on our Director of Research & Development; Doctor Kevin Ward. We sat down with him to under stand his role in more detail and other interesting facts about him.
August 17, 2022

Vapour Pressure of Ice

The driving force behind freeze drying is the pressure differential between the product chamber and the condenser: the greater the difference, the faster the flow of vapour away from the drying product. The condenser must be significantly colder than the product for effective freeze drying. The table below shows the pressures/temperatures at which ice will sublime directly into a gas.