Designed to comply with the most stringent good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards, the new LYOVAC™ units have been built with operator safety in mind. Full isolator protection for processes involving potent or toxic substances is available. LYOVAC™ Freeze Dryers are a unique and efficient combination of proven technology and individual solutions that are customized to meet specific user requirements.
The lyophilizers are supplied with an integrated and exchangeable L-flange or a unique modular isolator system. Operating in a 'Grade C' environment, other modules, such as filling and capping systems, can be quickly and easily interchanged, resulting in both a dramatic reduction in footprint and equipment costs. Available for rapid delivery — with low infrastructure requirements — for multiple product and/or delivery device lines, the modules offer an ideal solution for vial, ampoule, syringe and cartridge processing, and liquid, powder or lyophilized form applications. Supplied in two sizes (1.5 and 4.5 m²) with nominal condenser capacities of 25 and 75 kg, the smaller FCM 25-I machine can process up to 6500 vials (2 mL), whereas the larger FCM 75-I capable of handling more than 20,000 similarly sized vials. Both manual and GEA’s Automatic Loading and Unloading Systems (ALUS™) system are available on request.