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Freeze-Drying

Freeze-Drying

Georg-Wilhelm Oetjen, Peter Haseley

ISBN: 978-3-527-61248-2

Oct 2007

407 pages

Select type: Online Book

Description

Many modern pharmaceutical and biological products, e.g. blood derivatives, vaccines, cytostatic drugs, antibiotics, bacteria cultures but also consumer goods such as soluble coffee are freeze-dried to transform perishable substances into a form that can be stored and reconstituted to their almost original state without loss of quality.
The book describes the up-to-date fundamentals of freeze-drying, not just presenting the process in all its seven steps theoretically, but explaining it with many practical examples. Many years of experience in freeze-drying allow the authors to supply valuable criteria for the selection of laboratory, pilot and production plants, discussing the advantages, drawbacks and limitations of different plant designs.
In this second, completely revised edition, process and plant automation are introduced in a separate section and methods to transfer pilot plant qualifications and process data to production are presented. The guidelines for process and plant evaluation and qualifications have been updated and enlarged. Trouble shooting is concentrated in a section of its own and literature has been updated with 100 new quotations to include references as recent as 2002, and 100 new tables and figures have been added.
FUNDAMENTALS OF FREEZE-DRYING TECHNOLOGY
Freezing
Drying
Storing
PLANT TECHNOLOGY
Plants for freezing
Components of a freeze-drying plant
Plants for batches up to 10 kg
Large scale plant
Food production plant
PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND MEDICAL PRODUCTS
Proteins and hormones
Viruses; serums, bacteria, yeasts
Antibiotics
Liposomes and nanoparticles
Transplants
FOOD
Vegetables, fruits, and fruit juice
Coffee
Eggs and rice
POWDER OF METAL OXIDE CERAMIC
POINTS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Norms and abbreviations
Validation of processes and plant
“…literature has been updated with 100 new quotations to include references as recent as 2002” (Cab International, 18th February 2005)