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Basic Lyophilizer Maintenance Helps Assure Good Results

freeze dryer computer system

By Matt Dellinger, SP Scientific

As with most scientific equipment, the freeze dryer (aka lyophilizer) is comprised of various components working in harmony to provide the researcher’s desired results. Keeping those subcomponents in good working order helps to assure that the equipment itself does not contribute to process failures or bad results. Routine maintenance and some simple housekeeping rules that can help provide uninterrupted freeze dryer use are reviewed here.

Lyophilizer components typically include:

  • Computer System
  • Instrumentation System
  • Vacuum System
  • Mechanical/Refrigeration System
  • Product and Condenser Chambers