Description: Extremely compact design integrating robust technical features and outstanding control performances. The Telstar benchtop freeze dryer has been developed to meet the most demanding requirements of a research freeze dryer. Selected features allow understanding of the most important parameters of the process, as well as helping the optimization of the process itself. This model, specifically developed for basic research in biotechnology and scientific institutes, has demonstrated great performance in biotechnological research applications. Users can develop recipes for basic research and first steps in lyophilization.