Freeze drying cycles are designed with specific product, formulation, batch and equipment parameters in mind. A change in any of these may affect the behavior of the product during the cycle, or may make the cycle inefficient. Production dryers typically have different capabilities to smaller R&D systems in terms of achievable temperatures, condenser load and process energy. A cycle that is optimized for the lab may not be suitable or even possible on larger systems. For these reasons BTL offers process optimization and scale-up services, to ensure that your process is right for your product and equipment.