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AstraZeneca purchases SP Scientific LyoConstellation S10 for use in multiple projects to support early to late phase development work.

LyoConstellation S30

September 25, 2019     Warminster, PA

SP Scientific reports that AstraZeneca BioPharmaceuticals R&D (Gothenburg, Sweden) has invested in a LyoConstellation™ S10 freeze dryer intended to help drive research and development of small scale GMP production. The SP Scientific LyoConstellation system is planned for use on multiple projects to support early to late phase development including GMP production of small batches for Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials.

The LyoConstellation provides the flexibility in that it can be used aseptically within a GMP environment as well as for lyophilization development in relation to the small-scale manufacture of parenteral products. SP Scientific has a strong heritage in freeze-drying technology and offers a range of proprietary technological innovations such as ControLyo® controlled nucleation and TDLAS (LyoFlux®) which are proven to assist in developing challenging formulations from R&D to smaller production scale in a clinical setting.

The LyoConstellation S10 is a Line of Sight™ enabled freeze-drying system for undertaking early stage development under aseptic and controlled conditions. This means product behaves in the same manner once it is ready for scale-up and eventually ready for commercialization. Offering a capacity of 9.8 ft2 (0.85 m2) and precise shelf temperature control from -55°C to +65°C, the LyoConstellation S10 is designed, even when fully loaded, to hold 100mTorr vacuum and shelf temperatures of over +40°C enabling unmatched sublimation rates with high moisture applications with no evidence of choked flow. Isolator and cleanroom integratable, the LyoConstellation S10 is capable of clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) for aseptic manufacturing.

The LyoConstellation S10 is powerfully equipped as standard to provide very high capacity, broaden equipment capability and expand design space. Configurable with the latest technologies including SMART™ cycle optimization technology, ControLyo® Ice Nucleation Technology and LyoFlux® TDLAS (Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy) for vapor mass flow measurement and inference of critical data such as batch product temperature and batch Kv (vial heat transfer coefficient), the LyoConstellation S10 is able to deliver an unmatched array of process analytical data. These technology options together with the LyoS™ software platform, for working in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, are common to the full range of SP Scientific freeze dryers enabling the same technologies and equipment to be used for both R&D and production.

Visit https://www.spscientific.com/LyoConstellationFreezeDryer/ for more information on the LyoConstellation S10 or contact SP Scientific on Toll Free (800) 523-2327 or +44-1473-240000 in Europe.

About SP Scientific

SP Scientific is a leading manufacturer of freeze dryers/lyophilizers, aseptic vial washing and tray loading machines, temperature control/thermal management equipment, centrifugal evaporators and concentrators, glassware washers, and controlled environment rooms and chambers. The company sells its products under well-known brands including VirTis, Hull, PennTech, FTS Systems, Genevac and Hotpack. SP Scientific has ISO 9001:2015 registered production facilities in the USA and Europe.


Images: LyoConstellation™ S30 freeze dryer, from the LyoConstellation freeze dryer family

LyoConstellation S30 side view LyoConstellation S30 condenser view



SP Scientific Contact - Marketing: Chris Levoi - tel. +44-7776-589551 and email to Chris.Levoi@SPScientific.com




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