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Biopharma Group’s specialist tutors have many years practical lyophilisation experience including substantial knowledge of the challenges of operating an efficient and robust freeze drying process and the experience to trouble shoot your  problems. Along with regularly scheduled courses offered in the UK, Europe & USA, there are also options for customised & webinar based courses too.

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The unique characteristics of each product type, formulation and application mean that every project presents a different and new set of challenges. Our highly experienced scientists provide contract R&D alongside analytical lab services from formulation development through to specialist post-process analysis that ensure the success of your project.


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Determining critical temperatures is fundamental to the freeze drying process. Biopharma Group specialists have designed and developed advanced analytical instruments specifically to aid those employing freeze drying technologies within their production or research projects.


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Biopharma Group is dedicated to providing its clients with the highest possible standard of analytical R&D services and support.

As a group, we have several dedicated divisions covering the UK, France, Ireland and USA, each with the aim to meet the precise needs of our customers’​ projects appropriate to the size and stage by augmenting their in-house expertise whether to buy equipment, training, a single cycle run/ analysis or a full formulation development programme and work together to make each project a success.

Equipment Sales & Service:

Established in 1989, this division is a leading supplier of capital equipment to the pharmaceutical, biotech & process industries across the UK, Ireland and France, with a specialisation in freeze drying & associated technologies from volumetric powder fillers to aseptic processing lines. Most recently, Faster airflow products including microbiological safety cabinets, fume cupboards and more have been added to the equipment range portfolio.

With many years of expertise in the processing industries plus in-depth knowledge of the equipment supplied, our in-house, experienced technical service team enables us to support the working life of not only the freeze dryer equipment ranges, but also the high pressure homogenisers, volumetric powder fillers and vial handling equipment we offer.

Additionally, Biopharma Group remains at the forefront of analytical instrumentation development, having designed and developed a range of advanced analytical instruments i.e. the Lyostat5 freeze drying microscope (FDM), Lyotherm3 DTA & impedance analyser & most recently, the MicroPress for quantifying lyo-cake robustness.

R&D Consultancy & Lyo-Lab Analytical Services:

In 1997 our R&D consultancy & lyo-lab analysis division was formed to provide unbiased contract research, analysis & development services, training and analytical instrumentation internationally. We offer uniquely comprehensive services & training courses (scheduled or customised) covering aspects of freeze drying technology from pre-formulation studies through to sample production & dried product analysis.

Biopharma Technologies France (BTF) offers a combined proposition of capital equipment sales plus the expertise of the consultancy/ analytical lab analysis team giving our French-speaking clients a one-stop option. Biopharma Technology LLC (USA) concentrates on providing analytical instruments, lyo-lab services and training courses whilst BPS Crowthorne in Ireland combines the expertise offered by Biopharma Group with that of our sister company Crowthorne Group, who are the UK’s largest cleanroom validation service providers.


Take a look here at some of the ways we can help our customers based in the USA



New to freeze drying?

Biopharma Group has been offering products, services and expertise in freeze drying since 1989.


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.


Decades of practical process experience

We are outsourcing our product for testing often[…] and getting the satisfactory results from [Biopharma] the company; also availing the additional benefits. We [are] assured to continue the same rapport with your esteemed organization. Thank you for your timely support.

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

“…fast response to customer requests and provision of a quote. Even though we had delays in confirming the order and providing the samples to btl, the analysis was conducted immediately and results provided swiftly, which is very helpful for a CMO like Vibalogics to keep our customers satisfied.”

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.”

Chief Operating Officer

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


The course really met my expectations. I’ve got a really good fundamental understanding of freeze drying. I particularly enjoyed the good balance between theory and hands-on. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone in the freeze drying industry.

Giuliana Vozza

PhD, Scientist, AstraZeneca, Ireland