A continuous and controlled pharmaceutical freeze-drying technology for unit doses

Freeze Drying
15 January 2015 → 28 February 2018
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Project description

Together with a company, a strategic partnership has been set up for the joint development and marketing of continuous freeze-drying technology. Within this partnership, the pharmaceutical and process analytical knowledge of UGent is combined with the company's engineering and market knowledge. The objective of this project is to develop a 'GMP-ready' industrial prototype. Starting from this prototype, valorization activities will be deployed with the objectives of (i) developing a GMP industrial continuous freeze dryer for more than 10,000 vials per day; (ii) provide R&D service services with these prototypes; (iii) grant a license to a pharmaceutical machine builder.