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2020 Freeze Drying

Optimize Your Freeze Drying Process

Sep 23, 2020
Dublin, Ireland

  • Education
  • Europe

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This training course provides an overview of typical critical quality attributes (CQAs) of freeze-dried products, and why it is crucial to assess these at each stage of development to aid in the development of a suitable freeze-drying formulation and manufacturing process. It will examine several different types of analysis that can be applied to the liquid material prior to freeze drying, after reconstitution and also the freeze-dried material. By understanding the CQAs of a freeze-dried product and identifying appropriate analytical techniques, methodologies such as quality by design (QbD) can be applied in the development process. By doing so, a high level of quality control and consistency can be achieved in the final product, which can limit batch to batch variation. Other methods such as in-process analytical techniques (PAT) will also be demonstrated and provide an understanding on how to apply these to optimizing the manufacturing process for the freeze-dried product. This will be an interactive training course which will include a practical exercise in which the participants will assess products in vials and relate their observations to the freeze-dried product, formulation and freeze-drying cycle.


  • 9:00
    Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introductions

    Introduction to Freeze-Drying

    Overview of Typical Critical Quality Attributes of a Freeze-Dried Product

    Coffee Break

    Overview of Analytical Methods and Approaches for Freeze-Dried Products and Case Studies

    Overview of Process Analytical Technology used in Monitoring Primary Drying

    Lunch Break

    Assessing Structural Properties of Freeze- Dried Products

    Practical Exercise Assessing Typical Structural Patterns in Freeze-Dried Products

    Coffee Break

    MicroPress: Novel Technique in Measuring Mechanical Properties of Freeze-Dried Products

    Round-up Discussion and Questions

    End of Course

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about typical CQAs in freeze dried products, what factors influence these attributes, and methods of monitoring and controlling attributes.
    • Gain a basic understanding of typical analytical techniques that can be applied to freeze dried products.
    • Recognize the value of analytical assessment for freeze dried products to aid in the development of products and the manufacturing process using quality by design.
    • Learn to visually assess freeze dried products and understand what factors affect their appearance, structure and physical properties
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    • R&D Scientists
    • Formulation Scientists
    • Product & Process Scientists/ Managers
    • Quality Control departments

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Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport

Northwood Park
Dublin, Ireland

Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
  • Accommodations

    Hotel Nearby
    PDA Europe recommends the reservation at one of the following hotel.
    The general terms of business are valid at the event hotels.

    Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
    Northwood Park
    Santry Demesne
    Dublin 9

    The hotel is a 5-minute drive from Dublin Airport, with a free shuttle to and from the airport. It has luxurious rooms, free internet and good bus links to the city centre.
    Each bedroom has air conditioning, an on-demand movie system, a safe and ironing facility.Crowne Plaza Dublin Northwood is set in parkland, close to the M1 and M50, and 15 minutes from Dublin city centre.

    Northwood Crowne Plaza has a coffee bar, the Cinnabar Red Bar and a Californian-Asian restaurant, for a great variety of food and drinks. Breakfast starts early at 06:00. Crowne Plaza Northwood offers a park and fly facility and is on the airport bus route. Omni Shopping Centre, Swords Pavillions, Movie Plex and Northwood Business Campus are nearby. Croke Park Stadium is a short drive away.

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 24th July 2020
    Book your room for the PDA Group Rate

    • Single Superior Room € 159 per night*
    • Double Superior Room € 189 per night*

    *Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:

    • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
    • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)
    • VAT, Taxes and Service Charge will apply
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How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airport:

Dublin Airport - DUB
Airport Phone: +353 1 814 1111
9km , 10 min by car
Free Shuttle Bus fom and to the Hotels

By Car

The hotel is almost 10km away from the Dublin Airport.

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All Participants €895

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