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tr.v. ly·oph·i·lized, ly·oph·i·liz·ing, ly·oph·i·liz·es
To freeze-dry (blood plasma or other biological substances).

ly·oph′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ly·oph′i·liz′er n.


(laɪˌɒfɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


(Biology) the act of lyophilizing or freeze-drying (blood, serum, tissue, etc)


a process for preserving substances such as blood or serum by freeze-drying in a high vacuum.
See also: Cold, Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lyophilization - a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
drying up, evaporation, desiccation, dehydration - the process of extracting moisture
freeze, freezing - the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
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To meet this demand, SCHOTT offers vials with a particularly inert inner surface or special surface properties for lyophilization.
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Other methods have been suggested, such as preservation in soil or on oil or in culture slants, cryopreservation either in liquid nitrogen or at low temperature (-20 and -70[degrees]C) and lyophilization (the freeze-drying procedure) [2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13].
Manufacturing of Kevetrin has been completed under cGMP manufacturing conditions by Lyophilization Services of New England, Bedford, New Hampshire.