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Presenting topics from practice and experience, our specialist tutors are active in the field of lyophilisation, with many years practical experience. They have substantial knowledge of the challenges of operating an efficient and robust freeze drying process and the experience to trouble shoot your  problems. Our courses are regularly updated in response to feedback from course attendees, changes in cGMP and advances in processing technology.  Our objective is to embed an understanding of freeze drying theory in our training courses and ground the course in real world practice.


  • Lyophilisation/ freeze drying is an extremely complex science with very few experienced, expert personnel able to teach it
  • There is no such thing as a ‘one cycle fits all’ when it comes to lyophilisation
  • The pharma/ biotech industry is tightly regulated so best practice can save time and money
  • There have been advances in technology to improve old formulations which many people are unaware of
  • Well trained personnel can identify and address specific issues companies might be experiencing in the manufacturing process and help eliminate possible downtime of equipment



Determining critical temperatures is fundamental to our intelligent freeze drying philosophy. Find out how Lyostat and Lyotherm can inform your cycle development process

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Learn from Biopharma Technology’s expert tutors at one of many courses held every year worldwide. Visit the Training section for our latest dates.…

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We have taken experience of sales, service and science to provide a handy guide of what to look out for and how to avoid common mistakes.

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Decades of practical process experience

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It’s our pleasure to outsource the products for testing with [your] esteemed and well established organization.

Hemant Patil

Research Scientist - Sai Life Sciences Ltd, India

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Y. Braun

Project Manager - Vibalogics (Germany)

“I worked with BTL and they provided an excellent service to Waters at the development phase of our project.

Both Dr. Laura Ciccolini and Mr. Nick White were very helpful and professional, [they] not only assisted me with the project but also gave me an understanding of the Freeze Drying process. The personnel at BTL are the experts in their field of freeze drying and really supportive to me as a client in our development phase and were really focused in adding value and optimising the process throughout.

I would highly recommend BTL for all Freeze Drying project and would 100% use them again.”

J. O'Neill MPM, PMP

Project Manager HSDx - Waters Technologies, Ireland.

“I would like to give my appreciation for the great service that we received from you [BTL] last year.

When I first contacted your company, my intent was to register myself to one of your Lyo course, unfortunately the regular course schedule didn’t meet my needs so Dr. Laura suggested to try and arrange this course here in Israel. After few email to my colleagues, I was [surprised] to see the actual demand that I got for this course, at the end, I found myself arranging Lyo Bespoke Course for more than 30 colleagues across 3 sites.

Due to Dr. Laura help and dedication, we were able to arrange this course in 3 months […]. The course was great and it met our needs.”

M. Alon

Senior Project Engineer - Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. Israel

“[Research Scientist] Mervyn did a great job, and we learned useful things about some of our samples during the install and training. We’re excited to have this new tool at our disposal.”

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Reagents Manufacturer

“This is the first time we have used Biopharma and the support, responses and help was excellent.”

Head of Research & Development

Consumer Healthcare Developer

“Really enjoyed the switch between the chemistry and nuts & bolts during the training course. It was interesting to understand the intricacies of the instruments and its science.”

Pallavi Pradeep

Evelo Biosciences - USA

“It was a great training course with rigorous emphasis on fundamentals and theory of freeze drying.”

Krutika Invally

Evelo Biosciences - USA

“All the presentations were clearly communicated; I enjoyed all the lecture sessions. It was a good mix of cycle development, product quality assessment & engineering.”

Neha Pardeshi