Freeze Drying Equipment - Dedicated services

Process Services - Development Lab.

IMA LIFE has assembled a team of diverse industry experts to provide our customers a worldwide assistance with product development, scale up and qualification. To this aim, IMA LIFE has built a development laboratory at the Tonawanda, NY manufacturing facility.

Preventive Maintenance

Using its extensive experience, IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions will provide the customer with a comprehensive, tailored solution based upon specific needs. The preventive maintenance program is an integral part of the cGMP approach, and therefore has to be carried out by qualified personnel.

Services Overview

IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions offers a wide range of services in order to get the most out of the equipment investment and to maximise the production output.


IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions ensures the customer will always maintain its operational reliability and continued compliance with all regulatory parties' expectations throughout the equipment's total life cycle. IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions has developed a variety of training programmes.


Calibration must fulfill both maintenance and compliance requirements and has to be performed according to written procedures. Calibration practices must conform to those procedures and documentation must be maintained accurately.

Freeze Drying Cycle Development

An appropriate cycle development will enable the customer to minimise the freeze drying cycle time and therefore maximise the productivity of a plant.

Validation Support

IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions can draw upon extensive, hands-on operations experience to help get new installation or freeze drying process up and running and qualified-on time and within budget.

Control System Upgrades

IMA LIFE can support the customer in assessing its control system with respect to compliance with current regulations, including GAMP IV and 21 CFR part 11.

Mechanical Refurbishment

IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions can assess the mechanical set up and performance of customers' freeze dryer. Following a customized investigation programme, IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions can provide tailored maintenance and/or replacement programmes as part of customers' assessment.

Spare Parts

IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions is the partner of choice in spare parts support. The clear philosophy on spare parts is to minimise downtime while maximising customers' performance.

I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. - Via Emilia 428-442 - 40064 Ozzano dell'Emilia (Bo)
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