Optima pharma joins consortium for freeze-drying innovations

Mike Edwards   

News pharmaceutical

Innovations in pharmaceutical freeze drying: Optima Pharma is now part of the international consortium LyoHUB.

Optima Pharma has joined the international organization LyoHUB, a platform dedicated to industrial pharmaceutical freeze drying. As a member of this platform, Optima Pharma is joining forces with other companies to work on the future of freeze-drying processes.

The benefits of close collaboration between experts are particularly apparent when it comes to processes as complex as pharmaceutical freeze drying.

LyoHUB pursues long-term goals. Its main focus is on driving forward innovations in freeze-drying technology and making it an economically attractive option. It is also important to those involved to develop norms and standardizations for freeze-drying systems in cooperation with ASTM International (American Society for Testing Materials) and to introduce these at a global level. Further aims are to train end users and to draw up and publish guidelines for different areas of freeze drying.

Expert collaboration and institutionalized communication, often beyond corporate boundaries, is essential when it comes to playing a decisive role in shaping future developments, according to Optima. It was on the basis of this conviction that LyoHUB was established in the U.S. in 2014 as an industry-driven consortium.

Members of LyoHUB include suppliers of freeze-drying components, manufacturers of freeze-drying systems and measurement technology, as well as software companies and pharmaceutical companies. The initiative to found LyoHUB came from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Optima’s freeze-drying experts are already in close contact with LyoHUB and various members.

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