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Lyophilisation Training Courses
Each course is tailored to be up to date with contemporary material and industry relevant developments
LYO COURSES OFFERED
Biopharma Group schedule two and three day training courses throughout the year in the UK, Ireland, France, The Netherlands and USA. The courses are suitable for anyone working in the field of lyophilisation and the programs are designed to provide delegates with in-depth and up-to-date information and best practises that can be practically applied to their own specific product and process requirements. Additionally, topic specific live webinars are held throughout the year.
Our customised freeze drying related training course options present the perfect opportunity for you to create a bespoke and confidential program, with content tailored to your individual operation. Whether you require an engineering or science related program, or a mix of the two, the delivery is flexible, based on your requirements. Whether you require training at your site with presentations delivered to your team in their own environment, conducted solely for your team at our facility in Winchester UK, or via customised webinars that can reach colleagues across multiple sites, we can help.
MODULAR E-LEARNING VIDEOS
Biopharma Group has created e-learning video modules delivered by our specialists in freeze drying for those involved in freeze drying to learn at their own convenience and pace, one session at a time via our pre-recorded modular e-learning platform. Modules are available individually or as packages to cover specific areas of the freeze drying process.
REASONS TO ATTEND
1: Lyophilisation/ freeze drying is an extremely complex science with very few experienced expert personnel able to teach it
2: There is no such thing as a ‘one cycle fits all’ when it comes to lyophilisation
3: The pharma/ biotech industry is tightly regulated, so best practice can save time and money
4: There have been advances in technology to improve old formulations which many people are unaware of
5: Well trained maintenance and engineering departments can help eliminate possible downtime of equipment
6: Well trained personnel can identify and address specific issues companies might be experiencing in the manufacturing process
Next Available Course
3-Day Course -
Lyophilization Technology: Product, Process & Systems
Providing the opportunity to explore a wide range of the elements of the lyophilization/ freeze drying process, this course covers everything from characterization to cycle development, scale-up and product analysis.
Predominantly classroom-based with workshop sessions on days two and three, it covers formulation characterization, through the fundamentals of freezing and sublimation and related Process Analytical Technology (PAT), to aspects of product analysis and Quality by Design (QbD).
The workshop sessions offers the chance for attendees to problem solve and design a lyophilizer and the opportunity to discuss many of the practical aspects of using freeze drying equipment and designing a freeze drying cycle.
14th – 16th March, 2023
Carlsbad, CA, USA
Dr. Kevin Ward – Biopharma Group
Andrew Ray - Biopharma Group
"Really enjoyed the switch between the chemistry and nuts & bolts during the training course. It was interesting to understand the intricacies of the instruments and its science."
The course went beyond what I was anticipating, I learned a lot and it’s going to be really beneficial in my future lab career. My favourite session was critical assessment of freeze-dried products.
The course was really engaging; It was interesting and I gained general knowledge about freeze drying process. I highly recommend it.
The course really met my expectations. I’ve got a really good fundamental understanding of freeze drying. I particularly enjoyed the good balance between theory and hands on. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone in the freeze drying industry.
“All presenters were very knowledgeable and delivered course contents really well.”
Scheduled Training Courses & Webinars from Biopharma Group
Presenting topics from practice and experience, our specialist tutors are active in the field of lyophilisation, with many years practical experience. They have substantial knowledge of the challenges of operating an efficient and robust freeze drying process and the experience to trouble shoot your problems. Our courses are regularly updated in response to feedback from course attendees, changes in cGMP and advances in processing technology. Our objective is to embed an understanding of freeze drying theory in our training courses and ground the course in real world practice.
All courses are relevant to anyone whose activities include:
Process Engineering I •Pilot Plant Operation I •Production I •Formulation and Process R&D I •Quality Assurance
…and topics covered include:
Product Freezing: Ice structure, cooling rates and glass transition/eutectic behaviour
General Concepts of Formulation: Excipients, protectants and solute behaviour
Formulation Characterisation: Freeze drying microscopy, DSC, mDSC, DTA and others
Cycle Design, Scale-Up and PAT
Freeze Drying of Proteins: Stabilisation issues and the role of excipients
Additionally, topic specific live webinars are held throughout the year.
Level 6 Lyo Course accredited by University of Limerick
• This course is worth 6 ECTS Credits at EQF Level 6 – bachelors degree standard.
• A 6-month long programme with live webinars and tutorials.
• Counts as credit toward a degree.
View our e-learning videos
including our ‘Fundamentals of Freeze Drying’ and ‘Freeze Drying Systems’ course bundles for which you will receive a course attendance certificate upon completion.
Couldn’t find the right course for you?
Contact us for the customised courses!
Bespoke/Customized On-Site & Webinar Courses
Bespoke (customized) on-site and webinar courses present an opportunity for a company looking for instruction in the field of lyophilization technologies to create a programme specific to their individual needs.
Ideal for those with a large training requirement, or when a specific training need has been identified, we offer complete flexibility as to the duration and location of the courses, be it on-site or in a webinar format, whichever proves most beneficial to you as the client. The content of these courses can be customized to requirements and to the specific situation requested thus ensuring focus is placed exclusively on the areas required for your team members.
Customers with a specific product type or process issue can request time to be allocated for consultancy with regard the product, equipment or process in question.
Please see below a list of general topic suggestions that your course could be designed around, although if you do need to focus on something more specific for your product and/ or projects, please click on the ‘Request more information’ link:
- Introduction to Freeze Drying technology
- Product Freezing Primary and Secondary Drying
- Concepts of Formulation Formulation Characterisation
- Process Monitoring and PAT methods Conventional Cycle Development
- Alternative Approaches to Cycle Development SMART and ControLyo technologies Quality by Design (QbD) for Lyophilisation
- Freeze-Dried Product Analysis Freeze-Drying of Liposomes
- Freeze-Drying of Small Proteins and Antibodies Freeze-Drying of Particles
- Freeze-Drying of Bacteria and Probiotics Freeze-Drying of whole cells Lyophilisation from Non-Aqueous solvents
- Workshop 1 – Appearance and Visible Defects Workshop 2 – Multidisciplinary Problem Solving
- Systems 1 – Thermal Fluid & Refrigeration Systems 2 – Practical Refrigeration & Stoppering
- Vacuum Systems (incl. leak testing)
- Containers, Stoppers & Barrier Technology Condensers
- Cleaning and Sterilisation Maintenance Maintenance & Qualification
- Qualification & Validation
Learn from the Experts
We present the topics from practice and experience – not just theory & textbooks. Our tutors are currently active in the field, with many years practical experience. They have substantial knowledge of the challenges of operating an efficient and robust freeze drying process and the experience to trouble shoot your processing problems. The courses are regularly updated in response to feedback from course attendees, changes in cGMP and advances in processing technology. Our objective is to embed an understanding of freeze drying theory in our training courses and ground the course in real world practice.
Meet our lecturers
With each product and process recognised as unique, by entrusting us with your project, you will benefit from our depth of experience and knowledge to ultimately reach any project goal. Each project will be carefully managed by Biopharma Group’s team of scientists and consultants. Through the operation of proprietary and advanced equipment, both R&D and manufacturing activities will run efficiently.
Biopharma Group has recently collaborated with The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) to provide our Product, Process & Systems course in Ireland. NIBRT is a world-class institute that provides training and research solutions for the bioprocessing industry. Their mission is to support the bioprocessing industry by providing a unique learning experience for trainees in an environment that replicates the most modern industrial bioprocessing facility, demonstrated successfully through their world class facility in Dublin, Ireland.
Lyophilisation is a complex science and as a result, personnel with extensive freeze drying experience are very rare in the industry. Combining the expertise of Biopharma Group and NIBRT, this course is the ideal way to ensure your training needs are met.