Fundamentals of Lyophilization

Location: PDA Training and Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland
Date: December 1 - 2, 2014
Duration: 2 Days
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Program Highlights

“Excellent overview of the principles of lyophilization. I feel I can now intelligently discuss the CPPs (Critical Process Parameters) and KPP (Key Processing Parameters) of a lyophilization cycle."

Girish Mulye, Genentech

This course is designed for participants to develop an understanding of the basic principles and practical aspects of lyophilization technology. Selected topics include overview of cycles and equipment, vacuum technology use for freeze drying, sublimation in primary drying, desorption during secondary drying, application of principles to product and process development, analysis of product characteristics, and process scale-up to production. At course completion, attendees will have a general overview and working knowledge for practical application in development, production, and evaluation of lyophilized parenterals.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for engineers, manufacturing and technical support personnel. QA/QC and R&D personnel would also benefit from this course.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain fundamental concepts of the freeze drying process
  • Demonstrate the basics involved in manufacturing freeze-dried products
  • Explain the complexities of freeze-drying, and the interrelationships of product formulation
  • Identify the requirements for lyophilization equipment
  • Identify recent developments in technology

Edward H. Trappler, President, Lyophilization Technology, Inc.

To receive a discount when registering for both courses, please download and complete the registration form and fax it to +1 (301) 986-1093. If you have any questions please contact Patresa Day at + 1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 115.

Price On or Before October 17, 2014
Price After October 17, 2014
Government / Health
Authority / Academic
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Member Non-Member Member Non-Member Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Fundamentals of Lyophilization (December 1 - 2) $1,525 $1,795 $950 $1,050 $1,695 $1,995 $950 $1,050
Validation of Lyophilization (December 3 - 4) $1,525 $1,795 $950 $1,050 $1,695 $1,995 $950 $1,050
Both Courses $2,745 $3,230 $1,900 $2,100 $3,050 $3,590 $1,900 $2,100

All rates in US dollars.

Class Schedule

All lecture courses begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the confirmation letter or in course information posted on the website or in the course brochures. Courses that are listed with a half day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon on the last day.

Please arrive at your course location approximately thirty minutes before the start of the course to register and receive your course materials. Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter as proof of registration during check-in. TRI will not allow persons to attend a course without payment, or guarantee of payment.

A continental breakfast will be served before class beginning 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided during the morning break from 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. and the afternoon break from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.


The course will be held at the PDA Training and Research Institute:

PDA Training and Research Institute
4350 East West Highway, Suite 150
Bethesda, MD 20814  


Stephanie Ko
Senior Manager, Lecture Education
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 151
For registration inquiries please call: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 115
ACPE The PDA Training and Research Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) following the successful completion of an accredited course and submission of the provided evaluation forms. 

PDA #157 | ACPE #0116-0000-12-157-L04-P | 1.2 CEUs
Type of Activity: Knowledge