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Making the Best Possible Use of an Industrial Freeze Drier

This article investigates measures that can be taken to ensure that industrial freeze dryers remain competitive in the field of freeze-dried medicine production after 15 years of intensive use and still operate at the highest European standards.
The Production Line

For the aseptic filling and freeze drying of bottled products the following steps can be taken:

Wash on FAW1000 Bausch and Ströbel
Sterilisation/depyrogenation in radiant tunnel DST4047 Bausch and Ströbel
Filling KSF1020 Bausch and Ströbel
Freeze drying in Cirp CS60/6
- Classic on KS1020 Bausch and Ströbel
- Special on Marchesini ML657
- Technical data
- capacity to deal with bottles ranging from the standard 2R to the standard 30R to a maximal actual cadence of 3,600 bottles per hour
Environment: A, B, A/B classes according to the European Guide of the Good Practices of Manufacture (capping in A class)

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By M Roubertou Jean-Yves, Head Pharmacist and General Manager at Elaiapharm

Mr Roubertou has been Head Pharmacist and Managing Director of the Elaiapharm Laboratory, a company manufacturing dry, sterile and liquid forms, since 2000. He was awarded a diploma by the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Paris and had special basic school-leaving qualification of biology and an engineering degree in biotechnology at the University of Rennes. He is a qualified Pharmacist.

His career in biochemistry began in the hospitals of Paris before he became Director of a hospital-based laboratory of biochemistry. After 10 years of hospital-based work, Mr Roubertou began an industrial career with responsibility for the control and development of the laboratory before becoming Head Pharmacist at Panpharma Laboratory, specialising in the aseptic distribution of parenteral powders.

M Roubertou Jean-Yves
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