ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Freeze-Drying

The process of drying a tissue or an organ in a frozen state under vacuum. Tissues are freeze-dried to measure their dry weight or to preserve them for future analysis. Freeze-drying is the standard way of preserving micro-organisms for long periods of time.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

See also: Lyophilization

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