LyoHUB offers a free Lyo 101 online course

In a two-year technology roadmapping process, LyoHUB identified an unmet need for online educational programs in pharmaceutical lyophilization. In order to meet this need, LyoHUB has awarded a grant for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) to develop an online lyophilization course. Operators, scientists and engineers with limited lyophilization experience are the target audience; however, some components are accessible to non-technical personnel.

This self-paced course features Eight video modules presenting an introduction to pharmaceutical lyophilization (Lyo 101) created by identified industry experts (listed below). 

  • Introduction to pharmaceutical lyophilization (Elizabeth Topp, Purdue University)
  • Overview of the lyophilization process (Arnab Ganguly, IMA Life)
  • Production lyophilizers (Alina Alexeenko, Purdue University)
  • Quality attributes of lyophilized products (Akhilesh Bhambani, Merck)
  • Glass transition temperature (Akhilesh Bhambani, Merck)
  • Freezing (Greg Sacha, Baxter)
  • Primary and secondary drying (Ehab Moussa, AbbVie)
  • Graphical design space (Steve Nail, Baxter)

Also included is a virtual laboratory exercise in pharmaceutical lyophilization which was recorded in the LyoHUB Demonstration Facility at Purdue University.

Each of the (8) modules contains an assessment tools that evaluate student performance and quality of course content.

With over 554 course completions, this project is helping educate and train a world-leading workforce in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

To take this course, click HERE or visit