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    HOF Sonderanlagenbau brings further freeze-drying advances to PFDT 2019 Berlin

    news-releasesHOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH
    September 23rd 2019

    Lohra, Germany: Innovative force in high quality tailored lyophilization solutions, HOF Sonderanlagenbau, is returning to this month’s Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology (PFDT) conference in Berlin.

    HOF will again be a significant presence at the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) organized event, as one of eight featured exhibitors.

    The HOF stand at the Marriott Berlin, themed “Knowledge makes the Difference”, will display its portfolio of highly advanced technologies and custom-tailored solutions for freeze drying, loading and unloading and freeze-thaw processing.


    HOF Sonderanlagenbau Sales Managers Dirk Walbrecht and Peter Schneider will represent the company in Berlin, presenting innovations such as the revolutionary HOF smartVTS vial transfer system that combines robotic handling of vials with the wireless tempris© sensor system. The robot system uses stoppers equipped with tempris© temperature sensors for process monitoring in a freely definable position. These stoppered vials can then also be loaded or unloaded in a fully automatic process.

    The HOF display will also feature HOF SynchroFreeze, a method for vacuum-induced ice nucleation.

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    HOF Sonderanlagenbau has become an established presence at the PFDT conference, last held in Seville, Spain. .

    “The PDA PFDT conference has become a centerpiece of our calendar as one of the most influential events for the freeze-drying sector,” said Dirk Walbrecht.

    “It provides us with excellent opportunities for knowledge-sharing on the latest developments shaping lyophilization processes and technology as well as a networking platform to bring our latest developments and products to current and potential clients,” he added.

    About HOF Sonderanlagenbau

    HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH is a world-class and highly innovative special equipment manufacturer of lyophilization freeze-drying, freeze-thaw and loading/unloading systems for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

    Founded in 1988, this German family-owned company has become one of the world’s most respected names for high quality just in time freeze drying (lyophilization) solutions, with more than three decades of experience.

    Sonderanlagenbau is German for ‘special equipment manufacture’ and in this case, refers to HOF’s lab scale, pilot scale and production scale freeze drying solutions, loading and unloading systems, and freeze-thaw units for the pharmaceutical, biotech and life science industries.

    From its advanced manufacturing base at Lohra, north of Frankfurt, HOF designs and constructs specifically tailored freeze-drying and associated solutions for companies all over the world under its motto of “Just in time quality for demanding customers”

    HOF Sonderanlagenbau does not offer off-the-shelf products but has instead constructed a fully integrated total design and build environment in which every machine is unique, exactly specified in partnership with customer and manufactured to meet very specific requirements. The partnership ethos extends into ownership, with our comprehensive service and maintenance offerings designed to ensure that no one needs to work on a HOF machine except its own experts.

    For the past two years, HOF has been named among the Top 100 most innovative companies in Germany.

    About PDA PFDT 2019

    The Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology conference (PFDT) is part of the Europe Exchange Series staged by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA).

    The 2019 conference and co-located exhibition is a two-day event opening September 24 at the Berlin Marriott Hotel, overlooking Potsdamer Platz and just around the corner from historic Checkpoint Charlie.

    This year’s conference will form part of the PDA Europe Exchange Series and combine two meetings on Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology and Particles in Injectables.

    The event is organized by the PDA with further information available at:


    Click on HOF Corporate Video for more on lyophilization technologies.


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    HOF Sonderanlagenbau brings further freeze-drying advances to  PFDT 2019 Berlin

    HOF smartVTS robotic vial transfer system

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