Telstar has released a new single-vessel good manufacturing practice (GMP) production freeze-dryer that is optimised to maintain conventional workspace while making the footprint up to 20% smaller than a lyophiliser with standard external condenser configuration.

Called Lyomega, the freeze-dryer is designed to optimise the usable technical area in facilities with limited space.

The integration of the chamber and condenser allows a reduced and optimised size, ranging from 4m2 to 30m2 (40m2 – pit mounted) with a chamber that contains a high-capacity workspace of product shelves area.

The new version of the compact GMP clinical and production-scale freeze dryer accommodates also a condenser of high capacity, up to 570kg, integrated under the product chamber.

The new model of compact freeze-dryers is fitted with a side gimbal door, which requires half the space of a regular hinged door. This allows easy access for maintenance procedures and also provides improved operational handling.

Equipped with a versatile refrigeration system based on mechanical refrigeration (compressors) or liquid nitrogen (LN2), the external side of the vessel contains also a dimple jacket to provide a fast cooling after sterilise-in-place (SIP). The thermal system guarantees higher performance and operational efficiency saving water consumption.

Lyomega belongs to the Telstar’s customised range of GMP production freeze-dryers designed to operate under aseptic conditions. The compact single-vessel unit has been adapted to include the innovative vial automatic loading and unloading system Lyogistics Zero, the only system that can be cleaned-in-place (CIP) and SIP inside the freeze-dryer chamber.