Spotlight Sessions to Take Place at the Lyophilization USA 2019

SMi Reports: Spotlight session presentations have been released for the 5th annual Lyophilization USA conference held in Boston, USA on October 23 and 24.

Boston, MA, September 22, 2019 --( The 5th annual Lyophilization USA conference will feature the most current topics related to alternative lyophilization approaches. Experts will discuss applied statistical modelling, scaling up and tech transfer, pre- and post- product characterization and a wide range of other topics.

Registrations can be made online at

Esteemed scientists and developers will lead spotlight sessions highlighting the development of a lyophilized multidose vaccine, the role of water in stability of freeze-dried products and prevention of cross-contamination.

Spotlight sessions include:

Spray freeze-drying – Next Generation Drying Technology

Lyophilization, the gold standard drying technology, has several limitations such as lengthy drying durations and low energy efficiency
Spray freeze-drying presents a promising alternative drying technology that can be utilized for biologics
Experiences from lab and large-scale spray freeze-drying experiments

Fawziya Ali, Senior Associate Scientist, Pfizer

Vial breakage during Lyophilization – Mechanisms and Case studies

Why is it hard to translate same breakage rates on laboratory scale from commercial scale?
Elucidating vial breakage mechanisms during lyophilization cycle optimization using strain gauges
Discuss breakage stress testing of vials

Ekneet Sahni, Senior Process Development Scientist, Pfizer

Quality by Design Approach to Development of a Lyophilized Multidose Vaccine

Critical process parameters for lyophilized vaccines
Excipient Impact
Development of a multidose format

Sara Yazdi, Senior Scientist I, Drug product Development, Takeda

There will be a half day post conference workshop held on October 25, 2019. The workshop titled, “Current and Future Freeze-Drying Technologies and Methods” will be led by Dena Flamm and Alexander Tambovzev.

The full event programme and speaker list are available for download from the event website at:

Lyophilization USA
Conference: October 23rd – 24th 2019
Workshops: October 25th, 2019
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, USA

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