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Lyophilization 101

COURSE OVERVIEW

Lyophilization 101 focusses on giving a thorough introduction about pharmaceutical freeze-drying in an interactive manner (both theoretical and hands-on).
Throughout this 2-day course, the trainee gets to understand the basic and fundamental aspects from start untill finished product.


MODULE 1: BASIC COURSE

Theoretical – day 1

During the first day of the course, the trainee will get an in-depth explanation about the basic freeze-drying principles such as:

Freeze-drying equipment
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Heat and mass transfer mechanisms
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(Dis)advantages
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Modelling of the freeze-drying cycle
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Optimization of the process

Practical – day 1

Hands-on sessions will allow the trainee to get a feel with the freeze-drying process.
The hands-on session will cover:

Tour of the CESPE freeze-drying lab
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Sample preparation and characterization
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Starting your first run


Theoretical – day 2

During the second day, the focus will be put on PAT implementation and post-run analytics, allowing the trainee to deep-dive in the generated data.

Process analytical technologies (PAT)
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Pre- and Post-run analytics
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The future of freeze-drying: Continuous vs. Batch

Practical – day 2

Hands-on sessions during day 2 will mainly focus on the analysis of the performed run of practical day 1.
The hands-on session will cover:

Evaluation of the freeze-drying run
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Water content determination
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DSC
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Sneak-peek at a continuous freeze-dryer


COURSE PROGRAM

A detailed overview of the program can be found in the following document.


If you are interested in taking this course, please email sarah.costers@ugent.be or mgadbruy.debruyne@ugent.be.

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Feeding 101

COURSE OVERVIEW

Feeding 101 focusses on giving a thorough introduction about the feeding process in an interactive manner (both theoretical and hands-on).
This course is divided into two separate modules:

Module 1: Basic course: Introduction to feeding (1-day module)
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Module 2: Specialized courses (1/2-day module)


MODULE 1: BASIC COURSE

Theoretical

The trainee will get an in-depth explanation about the basic feeding aspects such as:

Types of feeding equipment
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Feeder accessories and their function
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Types of feeder trials
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Feeder data acquisition and analysis

Practical

During the hands-on sessions, the trainee will learn on how to install, operate and dismantel a loss-in-weight feeder.
The feeder demonstrations will be performed using two divergent materials.

Upon request, a powder of interest could be tested on the available equipment!
For more information, please contact Sarah.Costers@UGent.be.


MODULE 2: SPECIALIZED COURSES

In this module, the goal is to highlight specific aspects of the feeding process through different use-cases. Each use-case allows the trainee to get an in-depth comprehension of a specific part of the process.

Topics

Surrogate approach for feeding
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Impact of glidant addition
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How specific configurations and settings can impact the feeding performance

The trainee has the option to take up all of the provided topics, covering a full day course, or select a sub-set of these topics.


COURSE PROGRAM

A detailed overview of the different modules can be found in the following document.


If you are interested in taking this course, please email sarah.costers@ugent.be or mgadbruy.debruyne@ugent.be.