In 2004, we started our first seminar on freeze drying in the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Erlangen. The great success and positive feedback of the attendees during this initial seminar gave us, the Freeze Drying Focus Group (FDFG), sufficient motivation to continue with a seminar on an annual basis. After 2004, 2006 – 2011, and 2013 – 2017 we are planning in 2018 for our 13th annual seminar which will be held on Thursday, March 08 2018.
Since 2016, the seminar is co-organized by the Freeze Drying Focus Group (FDFG) at the University of Erlangen and GILYOS GmbH. Both organizations are headed by Dr. Henning Gieseler. As a first change, we started to perform the seminar 2016 in English to allow participants across Europe to participate. This is our response to the trend toward seminar requests outside the German speaking countries. In 2017, we also changed the title of the seminar from “Erlangen Seminar” to LYOSCOPEDIA - The Freeze Drying Seminar.
The acronym LYOSCOPEDIA is composed of three words: LYOphilization, SCOPe and EncyclopEDIA. We think that the name perfectly matches the aim of the event, i.e. to unite comprehensive (academic) lectures on basic principles of freeze drying and talks on latest trend & research updates in this field. We want to pave the way to a link between theoretical and practical aspects in freeze drying - not more, but also not less.
Focused, comprehensive, unbiased - our goal for LYOSCOPEDIA is still on. We bring interested people from academia, pharmaceutical industry and vendors / suppliers of equipment together for a day to initiate sound scientific discussions in the field of freeze drying. In addition, it is important to us to keep the seminar expenses moderate for the participants, and thus allow more people in different positions to attend. The seminar has no commercial interest, the registration fee is issued to cover our expenses. When we realize a profit, it will be re-invested in the education of graduate students or equipment maintenance.
LYOSCOPEDIA is an excellent start in the “world of freeze drying”. If you consider to attend other freeze drying conferences in the same year, the lectures may provide (or refresh) your knowledge-base to better understand purely scientific presentations.
Learn more about LYOSCOPEDIA 2018 and download the agenda here: