By Peng Zhang, PhD, MD, Principal Scientist, Pii
Freeze drying is a process to remove water, also known as lyophilization. This technology works by freezing the solution, then reducing the pressure and increasing the temperature to allow the frozen water to sublimate from the product. By changing solution into the solid form, the shelf life can be dramatically extended in certain scenarios, and much more convenient to be transported and stored.
Learn how and why a contract manufacturing and development organization (CDMO) that specializes in lyophilization relies on freeze drying systems.