BTL’s freeze drying setup is designed for flexibility in terms of size, type, duration and scheduling of processing runs. This flexibility has proven ideal for start-ups or smaller organizations whose manufacturing runs are not yet large or consistent enough to justify the capital expense of onsite production facilities. It also provides an ideal fall-back capability for those whose existing manufacturing capabilities become temporarily insufficient, in the event of sudden large orders or equipment failure.
Our production freeze drying capabilities are also utilized by customers whose development work has just been completed by BTL. This provides an immediate production capability, particularly useful where equipment has not been purchased or alternative arrangements have not yet been finalized. It also enables the product and process to be roadtested under expert scrutiny.
BTL have four pilot-scale freeze dryers with which we are able to perform freeze-drying runs on a contract basis. Our lyophilizers feature shelf area of 0.5m2—1.42m2 each and up to 35 liters condenser capacity. This would allow, for example, 1760 10ml “DIN10” vials, or 2112 5ml “DIN6”, or 5016 2ml “DIN2” vials to be processed in one machine at a time. Stoppering and backfill is available where required. PC control also provides in-cycle monitoring and post-process analysis.