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Benchtop Freeze Dryers - UK designed and manufactured and supported

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

LyoDry Benchtop Freeze Dryers are designed, manufactured and supported from our site near Bristol, UK. We receive excellent feedback.


Used and endorsed by universities, government research institutes, blue chip pharmaceutical manufacturers, chefs and restaurants - in the UK and overseas - LyoDry Benchtop Freeze Dryers have options to suit both your budget and technical requirements.

LyoDry Benchtop Freeze Dryers were originally designed to directly replace the (now obsolete) Modulyo range of freeze dryers, which were manufactured by Edwards and subsequently Thermo Savant.


Consequently, LyoDry Benchtop Freeze Dryers are compatible with most drying chambers and accessories previously used with the Modulyo. So, if you only wish to upgrade either your Modulyo condenser, or your Modulyo drying chamber / accessory, then you can do so with either a LyoDry Freeze Dryer Condenser, or a LyoDry Drying Chamber / Accessory.


All LyoDry Benchtop Freeze Dryers have the benefit of a fully stainless steel cabinet, making them ideal for freeze drying in lab, pharma and food environments. They also have hot gas defrost for a faster turnaround between batches.


We also supply the recommended vacuum pump if required - either a rotary vane oil pump or an oil-free dry pump if preferred - or will be pleased to advise whether your existing vacuum pump is suitable.


A purpose built, stainless steel trolley is available if required, fitted with castors and brakes and a lower shelf to accommodate the vacuum pump. This is sometimes more convenient, being lower than a laboratory bench and adding portability.


There are two models of LyoDry Benchtop Freeze Dryers available:


- The LyoDry Compact is our entry level benchtop freeze dryer. It has an ice condenser temperature of -55°C (part number LSBC55) or -85°C (part number LSBC85), with an ice capacity of 5Kg per batch.

LyoDry Compact is a modular freeze dryer, therefore you can choose from a range of drying chambers, tray accessories and manifold options to suit bulk or flask drying. A clear, LCD display facilitates on-screen control of the vacuum pump and user changeable vacuum and temperature units.


The LyoDry Benchtop Pro is designed for more closely controlled freeze drying, with the added features of data logging, real time and historical temperature and pressure trends, ethernet comms, pressure control and a wide, touchscreen, colour operator interface with icons for easy navigation.


If the LyoDry Benchtop Pro is used with our Heated Tray Accessory (part number LSAD6H), then multiple profile creation ('freeze drying recipes') is an added benefit. LyoDry Benchtop Pro is also available with a condenser temperature of either -55°C (part number LSB55P) or -85°C (part number LSB85P), and an ice capacity of 5Kg per batch.


Ancillary services include the options of delivery to your site by courier, or delivery by one of our engineers, with on-site set up and basic operator training.


We offer on-demand servicing or prescheduled annual service contracts with preferential rates. Service contracts can be tailored to suit, and can include other freeze drying/vacuum equipment that you may have on-site, if required. Spare parts and accessories are readily available, often from stock.


LyoDry Freeze Dryers conform to the latest environmental standards, manufactured by F-Gas certified engineers using CFC free refrigeration gas. LyoDry Freeze Dryers are designed to have fast cool down times, helping to minimise energy consumption and maximise life expectancy. They are high end, competitively priced and quality assured. We receive excellent feedback.


Read more about LyoDry Compact Benchtop Freeze Dryers Read more about LyoDry Benchtop Pro Freeze Dryers Read more about LyoDry Chambers and Accessories Contact us for a quotation or more information

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