9th International Conference Announced

2-6 September, 2019: ISL-FD’s 9th International Conference will be held at Ghent University.

We are very excited about this conference. Jos Corver is the Organizing Committee Chairperson, and he has been working with Roberto Pisano and Thomas De Beer on the conference arrangements. They have already secured several details, and we will be publishing a brochure soon.

Jorge Sasson and Enric Jo have volunteered to help with Exhibitors and Sponsors. This is going to be a very popular event, so contact one of them soon if you wish to help out.


Midwest (Chicago) Chapter Conference 2019!

The plans for this one-day conference are nearing completion. It will again be held at The Midwest Conference Center, which has been a very good venue for us. Thursday, April 11, 2019 is the date, and the fee will still be a very reasonable $99 (which includes lunch and snacks). Please check back for the brochure and registration links.


Midwest (Chicago) Chapter 2018 Conference Was a Hit!

Thursday, 12 April 2018: The Midwest Chapter Conference was held in Chicago at the Midwest Conference Center.

Click Here for the Midwest Conference Page


2017 East Coast Chapter Conference

Click Here for the 2017 East Coast Conference presentations.


Havana, Cuba Conference was incredible!

The international event for the ISL-FD will took place 24-28 April 2017  in Havana, Cuba. The conference included a fantastic team of industry and academic leaders, including Dr. Michael Pikal, Dr. Steven Nail, Dr. Serguei Tchesselov, Dr. Kevin Murgatroyd, Dr. Alan MacKenzie, and included the following themes:

  • Model-based process engineering,
  • Complex molecules, cells and formulation
  • Developments and innovation,
  • Competing technologies,
  • Standards, Validation and authorities,
  • Equipment vendors

Click here to go to the Havana Conference Page…


Lima, Peru 1st Conference (LYOCON 2016) Went Very Well!

93 persons attend at this opportunity, most of them from pharmaceutical companies, others from Peruvian Institute of Nuclear Energy (IPEN), one student of Chemistry and some professors from National University of Engineering (UNI).

6 sponsors supported the meeting:

  1. CIMA, enterprise which represents Tofflon in South America.
  2. Telstar Azbil.
  3. IMA Life.
  4. H.W Kessel, Peruvian company which represents Telstar for pilot lyophilizers.
  5. Medifarma, pharmaceutical company.
  6. Fuxion Biotech SAC, company which produces nutraceutics.

Several interesting topics were discussed by different speakers:

  1. Basics principles in Lyophilization, by Ivette Novoa from Medifarma.
  2. Application of the lyophilization in radiopharmaceutical products used in nuclear medicine, by Guilmer Agurto from IPEN.
  3. Continuos lyophilization: Innovation based in science by Jos Corver from Rhea Vita.
  4. Scale up of a recipe from laboratory to industrial plant by Robert Bullich from Telstar.
  5. Wireless sensors without battery for monitoring in aseptics process by Marco Preus from IMA Life.
  6. Optimization, monitoring and control process of lyophilized pharmaceuticals based in QbD and PAT by Thomas De Beer from Ghent University.
  7. Application of risk analysis on the design and building of pharmaceutical lyophilizers and its impact in the qualification by Mario Ochoca from CIMA.
  8. Regulatory approach to produce sterile lyophilized products by Joel Perez from Medifarma.
  9. Production of lyophilized liposomes by Jorge Sassone from Improvement S.A.
  10. Lyophilization in the nutraceutics industry by Ivan Columbus from Fuxion Biotech SAC.

Into the frame of conference, those speakers representing Ghent University met together with professors of Faculty of Sciences in the National University of Engineering (UNI) and they arrived to an official academic agreement in order to collaborate each other on research and development involving students and professor from both universities. Once again, the Society has contributed with spread of knowledge of science on lyophilization.


International Society of Lyophilization – Freeze Drying Inc.

The Society is a non-profit all – volunteer organization (registered in the State of Delaware in the United States) whose mission is to promote and advance the field of lyophilization (lyophilisation) by personal interaction using the Internet and supporting programs that provide financial and/or material assistance to those who need it. It is also dedicated to the promotion of friendship and understanding throughout the International Community by conducting meetings at various locations throughout the world. Our mission includes help for students who are studying in the field of lyophilization – freeze drying.