Food Production Freeze Dryers

Biopharma Group are the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of the Gellert Freeze Dryers. Designed to be user friendly and robust, the Gellert freeze dryer range is precisely engineered, offering systems with cutting edge freeze dryer technology

Ranging from compact benchtop models to pilot and commercial scale machines, the equipment is scalable and highly customisable for a range of industries and applications.


Food and beverage manufacture
Agriculture and seeds
Research and Development
Pet food
Environmental sampling


Production of dehydrated and powdered foods
Laboratory sample preparation
Formulation of powdered nutraceuticals and probiotics
Preserving chemical compounds
Production of high quality flavours and fragrances
Fruit and seed preservations

As standard, all systems come with AUTO DRY, in which the in-built API control operation and programming, creating an automated freeze dryer cycle. This ensures optimal consistent results whilst minimising manual intervention. Benefits of the auto dry functions include:

  • Reduced cycle time
  • Improved operator efficiency
  • Increased production efficiency
  • Minimised batch failure

With our in-house Technical Service department, we are also able to provide full service and maintenance support of equipment anywhere in the UK and Ireland.

R&D Freeze Dryers

The Gellert benchtop models are versatile units designed to meet small-scale freeze-drying needs and are ideal for users new to freeze drying. With a user-friendly interface, the Cryo 5 and Cryo 10 provide precise control over the freeze-drying process to ensure the preservation of even sensitive material. Their compact design reduces footprint issues while delivering reliable performance.

CryoDryer 5

Ice condenser capacity: 5Kg
Ice condenser performance: 5Kg/24h
Ice condenser temperature: -50°C
Shelf area (m2): 0.529
Shelf temperature range: Up to +50°C

CryoDryer 10

Ice condenser capacity: 10Kg
Ice condenser performance: 8Kg/24h
Ice condenser temperature: -50°C
Shelf area (m2): 1.058
Shelf temperature range: Up to +50°C

Pilot Freeze Dryers

The Gellert Cryo 20 and Cryo 40 are advanced pilot freeze dryers that are designed with versatility and scalability in mind for pilot scale operations as well as small scale manufacturing. The systems also boast the ability to transfer recipes to larger scale production units with ease, making scale up simple and efficient.

CryoDryer 20

Ice condenser capacity: 20Kg
Ice condenser performance: 18Kg / 24hr
Ice condenser temperature: -50°C
Shelf area (m2): 1.95
Shelf temperature range: -35°C to +50°C

CryoDryer 40

Ice condenser capacity: 40Kg
Ice condenser performance: 38Kg / 24hr
Ice condenser temperature: -50°C
Shelf area (m2): 4
Shelf temperature range: -35°C to +50°C


The cryo 100, 300, 600 and 1000 are production scale freeze dryers designed to meet commercial freeze-drying requirements for a variety of industries easily and efficiently. The strict temperature and vacuum control systems ensures reliability, replicability and product integrity from every cycle, minimising batch variation.

CryoDryer 100

Ice condenser capacity: 100Kg
Ice condenser performance: 80Kg / 24hr
Ice condenser temperature: -65°C
Shelf area (m2): 10
Shelf temperature range: -35°C to +50°C

CryoDryer 300

Ice condenser capacity: 300Kg
Ice condenser performance: 280Kg / 24hr
Ice condenser temperature: -65°C
Shelf area (m2): 29
Shelf temperature range: -35°C to +50°C

CryoDryer 600

Ice condenser capacity: 600Kg
Ice condenser performance: 580Kg / 24hr
Ice condenser temperature: -65°C
Shelf area (m2): 68
Shelf temperature range: -35°C to +50°C

CryoDryer 1000

Ice condenser capacity: 1000Kg
Ice condenser performance: 900Kg / 24hr
Ice condenser temperature: -65°C
Shelf area (m2): 86.4
Shelf temperature range: -35°C to +50°C


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