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Interest Group Meeting Freeze Drying

Jun 25 - Jun 25, 2018 |
Jun 25, 2018 |
Berlin Mariott hotel | Berlin, Germany
  • Interest Group
  • Europe
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PDA Interest Groups offer members the possibility to discuss around one specific main topic, via online forum and face-to-face as part of a conference. As a kick-off to this year’s 3rd PDA Europe Annual Meeting, the Interest Group Freeze Drying will meet in Berlin to present following ideas:

Presentations around:

  • Technical Evolution in Term of Cooling Equipment for Freeze-Dryer
  • State of the art validation approach for freeze-dried products

Group Discussions on the topics of:

  • How to assess equipment equivalence
  • How to assess process equivalence for validation
  • What is the minimum load to be validated in a freeze-dryer
  • What the link between leak rate and sterility of the freeze-dryer
  • How to implement and use PAT tools such as NIR, Pirani/MKS

You do not need to be a PDA member to register for this meeting. Everybody is welcome!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Welcome and Opening of the Meeting
Yves Mayeresse, 
GSK Vaccines

Introduction of Participants

10:30 - 13:15

Technical Evolution in Term of Cooling Equipment for Freeze-Dryer

  • The regulation on accepted gas for refrigeration is evolving to a greener state
  • The refrigerant type for cooling at low temperature become rare
  • Liquid nitrogen is an alternative for low temperature cooling
  • There’s equally a trend towards new type of natural refrigerant

12:00 – 12:30
Coffee Break

State of the Art Validation Approach for Freeze-Dried Product

13:15 – 14:00
Lunch Break

14:00 - 17:00


  • Quality Manual Structure
  • How to assess process equivalence for validation
  • What the minimum load to be validated in a freeze-dryer

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break


  • How to assess process equivalence for validation
  • What the minimum load to be validated in a freeze-dryer

End of IG Meeting

3 Ways to register

Please remember to log in if you are a member of PDA already! 

If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization please contact Ms. Antje Petzholdt before registering. She will verify your status and register you.

  • All registrations which will involve visa matters will have to be submitted to PDA EU four weeks prior to the start of the event at the latest. For later registrations, PDA Europe will be unable to assist participants in any visa affairs.
  • All costs incurring in connection with visa affairs shall be borne by registrants. (This applies in particular to costs for submitting documents by courier.)
  • Potential participants must be clients of UPS shipping agency and submit their UPS customer reference number to PDA EU (together with their registration).
  • No PDA membership obtainable upon booking training course, workshop or other related event.

Registration Fees

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All Participants

300 Euro


Antje PetzholdtAntje Petzholdt
Manager Registration, Chapters & Membership
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-10
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66


Berlin Mariott Hotel
Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1
10785 Berlin
Tel: +49-30-220000
Hotel Website

Showcasing spacious, impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites, a host of first-class amenities, and an unbeatable location in the heart of the city centre, the Berlin Marriott Hotel offers a seamless blend of comfort, style and convenience for your visit to Germany's capital city.

Unwind in the well-appointed hotel rooms, each of which boasts deluxe bedding, a flat-screen TV, an ergonomic workspace and a mini-bar. You'll enjoy the wide variety of outstanding on-site resources, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool, an authentic steakhouse and a sleek, inviting hotel bar.

Guests looking to host a successful meeting or wedding here in Germany will be thrilled with the 18,277 square feet of sophisticated event space, the expert planning and catering teams and the accessible location in Berlin city centre. The hotel is situated two blocks from Potsdamer Platz, and near the Brandenburg Gate and the Gendarmenmarkt. Allow the Berlin Marriott Hotel to redefine the meaning of contemporary elegance.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 12th May 2018.
Book your room for the PDA Group Rate.

Single Room € 195 per night*
Double Room € 215 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

How to Get There

Berlin-Tegel Airport – TXL
Airport Phone: +49 30 60911150
Hotel direction: 5.6 miles SE

Berlin-Schoenefeld International Airport – SXF
Airport Phone: +49 30 60911150
Hotel direction: 12.3 miles NW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.


  • On-site parking, fee: 3.5 EUR hourly, 30 EUR daily


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities are Available!

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Nadjeschda Gomez-Stahl
Manager Exhibition & Sponsorship
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-23
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66

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