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==Difference between  lyophilizer and speedvac==
==Difference between  lyophilizer and speedvac==
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* With freeze-drying, the samples are frozen, and water is removed through the process of sublimation- solid water is lost as a gas.  With a speed-vac, the sample is not frozen but is usually heated in a chamber while being spun at high rpm's; liquid water is lost as a gas.
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* With freeze-drying, the samples are frozen, and water is removed through the process of sublimation- solid water is lost as a gas.  With a speed-vac, the sample is not frozen but is usually heated in a chamber while being spun at high rpm's; liquid water is lost as a gas. ([http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu:7131/bionet/mm/proteins/1999-August/007487.html citation])

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Difference between lyophilizer and speedvac

  • With freeze-drying, the samples are frozen, and water is removed through the process of sublimation- solid water is lost as a gas. With a speed-vac, the sample is not frozen but is usually heated in a chamber while being spun at high rpm's; liquid water is lost as a gas. (citation)
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