Air Products, Sublime Stericeuticals to develop freeze-drying equipment for vaccine and drug solutions


Air Products has joined forces with Sublime Stericeuticals Corporation to develop a continuous freeze-drying system for vaccine and drug solutions.

Having inked a joint development agreement on Monday (25th Oct), the duo will combine both Air Products’ cryogen delivery and liquid nitrogen spray freezing technology and Sublime’s process design to spray crystallise vaccine and drug solutions.

The above solutions will be brought together in a continuous sterile lyophilisation freeze drying environment to support the pharmaceutical industry. Lyophilisation is regularly used to preserve biological products such as vaccines and antihemophilic proteins.

Francesco Maione, President of Americas at Air Products, said, “The development of a continuous solution for pharmaceutical manufacturers fits well with our commitment to help our customers improve productivity and quality across product applications.”

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