From this workshop you should expect to learn details of the nature of the amorphous and crystalline state, how formulations influence the freeze drying of proteins and how you can through analytical methodology ( freeze drying microscopy, thermal analysis) arrive at a freeze drying cycle which should deliver a successful freeze dried end product.

Dr Paul Matejtschuk leads a team in the development of formulation and freeze drying processes for the International Standards and other reference materials produced by NIBSC.
He has broad experience across downstream processing including lyophilisation, analytical and preparative chromatography, ultrafiltration, glycan analysis, peptide mapping and protein chemistry.
His most recent experience has been in the biological application of thermal analysis, formulation and lyophilisation of biologicals, high throughput screening methods, application of Design of Experiments (DoE) and Process Analytical Technology (PAT) in freeze drying as well as the measurement of residual water and its impact on the stability of biologics.

• Basic training in fundamentals of freeze drying formulation
• Gain experience of DoE approach to biologics formulation
• Learn how to transfer knowledge from lab to pilot scale

VPs, Directors, Chiefs, Heads, Principals, Managers and Analysts of:

  • Lyophilisation/Freeze-drying
  • Formulation Scientists
  • Principal Scientist
  • Process Development/Engineer
  • Sterile/Fill-Finish
  • Production
  • PAT
  • CMC
  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance/QA

Amatisgroup; Arlenda; Aznil Telstar Technologies, SLU; Abbott Healthcare Products BVá; BioNTech; Baxter SA; Bayer A G; Biofire Diagnostics; Biopharma Group; BioPharma Technology; Boehringer Ingelheim; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb; BSP PHARMACEUTICALS Srl; BUCHI UK Ltd ; DeMontford University; DSM; Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S; Fresnius Kabi Austria GmbH; F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.; GEA Process Engineering; Genzyme Ireland Ltd; GlaxoSmithKline; GlaxoSmithKline plc; GSK; GSK Manufacturing S.p.A.; Hosokawa Micron BV; Imperial College London; LFB Technology; INDATECH SAS; Janssen Pharmaceutica NV; MedImmune; MedImmune Inc.; Merck KGaA; Mylan; NIBSC; Novo Nordisk; OPTIMA pharma GmbH; Pacifi Ltd; Pfizer Inc; Pliva Croatia Ltd; RheaVita BV; Roche; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Sandoz GmbH; Syngenta Limited; TEVA Pharmaceuticals; University College Cork (UCC); University Of Central Lancashire; University of Ghent; Vetoquinol SA; Xellia Pharmaceuticals ApS;

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Paul Matejtschuk

Paul Matejtschuk, Principal Scientist & Section Head, Standardisation Science, NIBSC
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9:10 Session 1: Principles of Formulation for Freeze drying

Paul Matejtschuk

Paul Matejtschuk, Principal Scientist & Section Head, Standardisation Science, NIBSC
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• The basics of freeze drying process
• The importance of water/ice
• The impact of formulation on delivering a well-dried product

9:50 Session 2: Analytical measurements and their implementation

Paul Matejtschuk

Paul Matejtschuk, Principal Scientist & Section Head, Standardisation Science, NIBSC
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• What do I measure?  Tg’ and Tc
• How do I measure it?  FDM, DSC and more…
• How do I interpret the data

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Session 3: From analytical data to cycle design

Paul Matejtschuk

Paul Matejtschuk, Principal Scientist & Section Head, Standardisation Science, NIBSC
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• From critical temperature to a FD cycle
• Cycle design – freezing primary and secondary drying steps
• Cycle optimisation & Process Analytical Techniques

11:40 Closing Remarks



Paul Matejtschuk

Paul Matejtschuk

Principal Scientist & Section Head, Standardisation Science, NIBSC

Paul Matejtschuk

Principal Scientist & Section Head, Standardisation Science, NIBSC
Paul Matejtschuk

Paul Matejtschuk PhD, CChem, FRSC is a Principal Scientist, and leads the Standardization Science Section at the National Institute for Biological Standards & Control (NIBSC), a Unit of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, whose mission is to safeguard the quality of biological medicines. NIBSC is also designated a WHO International Laboratory for Biological Standardization.

His team is focused on delivering formulation and lyophilization conditions for a wide range of biological reference materials and his research interests include the relationship between structure and stability in biologicals, thermal analysis and other methods for the characterization of lyophilized proteins. http://www.nibsc.org/about_us/staff_profiles/dr_paul_matejtschuk.aspx

Paul has over 30 years postdoctoral experience working in both academic and industrial settings in the areas of biologicals, with broad experience across downstream processing, characterization and analysis. He is a Director of the International Society for Lyophilization/Freeze Drying (www.islyophilization.org) and a committee member of the Thermal Methods Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (www.thermalmethodsgroup.org.uk)

He has co-supervised several PhD studentships, published and lectured widely in the field and has recently co-edited a book on freeze drying with Dr Kevin Ward ( Lyophilization of Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals, New Technologies & Approaches, Ward KR & Matejtschuk P, Springer Press, 2019).

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CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

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