You will be thoroughly familiarized with the freeze-drying process. The structure and operating principle of freeze-dryers are introduced and the interaction of the different functional groups is explained.
Emphasis is placed on technical support, calibration of the most important sensors, qualification of the system and preventative maintenance. You will learn how to identify and remedy the most frequently occurring system malfunctions. Understanding the maintenance plan rounds off your skills of servicing a freeze-drying system.
Cleaning and sterilization requirements are discussed intensively and their technical application will be demonstrated on the freeze-dryer. Technical concepts are introduced for automatic loading and unloading.
Interactive training elements, exercises and experiments in the laboratory and production areas constitute a large part of the course. After you have been familiarized with the theoretical background, you will carry out a freeze-drying process to completion under the guidance of experienced experts. The results are examined, potential errors and their avoidance are discussed thoroughly. You will obtain insight into the procedures for cleaning and sterilization and will also carry out these processes yourself.
The practical character of the meeting is furthermore supported by the fact that you may pose questions from your everyday work, which will then be discussed collectively. You will receive advice from the experts and have the opportunity to exchange with the other course participants.