Mattia joined Biopharma Group in February 2018 and he currently works as a Technical Manager of the Consultancy Division, providing support through desktop study, cycle audit, characterisation of the material pre- and post- process, formulation development, optimisation of the freeze drying cycle and tech transfer/scale-up.
Mattia’s background includes a PhD focussed on drying mechanisms of hydrocolloids in the food industry from a microstructural point of view at the University of Birmingham.
He also gained a Master’s Degree in material engineering, and a Bachelor’s Degree in industrial engineering completed at the University of Trento, Italy
The presentation will describe a case study about the product and process development of a freeze dried protein product. The different phases from formulation to cycle optimisation and technology transfer will be covered, highlighting challenges and commercial benefits.
The use of Lyobeads is becoming more popular within the Lyophilisation industry, due to their size and structure it is extremely important to understand the strength of the product and sustainability for their use. Utilising the MicroPress Mechanical Property Analyser, tests can be carried out on the Stress and Strain of the final product.