Pilot Plant Freeze Dryer offers the ultimate in automated process control

freezemainStone Ridge NY, USA — SP Industries Inc. has announced that it will launch the LyoStar?? pilot plant freeze dryer at the forthcoming Achema 2009 meeting in Frankfurt (Germany: 11. – 15. Mai 2009 ).

The market-leading expertise of FTS Systems and VirTis in freeze drying control systems, hardware and refrigeration engineering have been brought together to create this revolutionary new system.

This LyoStar?? will offer scientists the ultimate in automated process control.

By offering SP Industries\’ exclusive Smart??? freeze dryer technology with other primary drying endpoint detection methods, the LyoStar?? enables maximum programming flexibility and product protection whether the product is processed in vials, bulk trays, 96 well plates or syringes.

Utilising the latest GE Proficy iFIX 5.0 software, the new LyoStar?? incorporates unique customer requested features such as programmable pressure ramping to better match commercial scale systems conditions and features.

The new LyoStar?? represents the pinnacle of freeze dryer engineering. Designed and built like a production freeze drier, yet the size of a R&D Pilot model. The LyoStar?? has everything that you would expect, superior shelf mapping, fast shelf freezing, stoppering for vials, ease of use, high reliability and incredible software which drastically reduces the average R&D cycle time.

SMART freeze dryer technology is a patented system that puts the experience of the world\’s top lyophilisation scientists into an easy-to-use cycle development tool. It enables experts and novices alike to develop new cycles quickly, while also ensuring that those cycles are elegant and efficient.

The SMART tools provide instant feedback on important product data – such as product resistance, heat flow, and product thickness – that was previously unavailable.

About SP Industries
SP Industries is a leading manufacturer of laboratory to production scale freeze dryers / lyophilizers, centrifugal evaporators and concentrators, environmental control chambers, thermal control system, glassware washers and dryers. The company sells its products under well-known brands including Hotpack??, VirTis??, FTS??? and Genevac??. SP Industries has ISO 9001:2000 registered production facilities in the USA and Europe.

For further information please visit stand D20-D21 (Hall 6.1) at Achema 2009 or contact SP Industries on +1 845-687-5303 / +44 1473-240000 or email info [at] SPindustries.com

Worldwide Headquarters

SP Industries, Inc.
3538 Main Street
P.O Box 158
Stone Ridge NY 12484 USA

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Europe / Asia

Genevac Ltd.
Farthing Road
Ipswich IP1 5AP UK

tel: +44 1473-240000
email: salesinfo [at] genevac.co.uk
web: www.genevac.co.uk