KryoAir, the revolutionary air-based refrigeration system for freeze dryers designed by IMA Life

IMA Life collaborated with MIRAI Intex and the US company ACT in developing this “pioneering sustainable refrigeration system” recently awarded at Interphex NY and presented at Achema 2024


At Achema, IMA presented KryoAir, an air-based refrigeration system for freeze dryers: its design and production were handled by Ima Life, in collaboration with the US-based company ACT and MIRAI Intex of the Czech Republic.

Awarded as a “pioneering sustainable refrigeration system” at the recent Interphex New York trade show, KryoAir was launched just last year and epitomises IMA Life’s innovation approach to pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, especially concerning the freeze-drying and aseptic processing areas.

KryoAir presents actually many advantages and benefits about the environmental sustainability and safety.

This system, in fact, not only avoids the use of high-GWP gases, but ensures consistent cooling output across varying temperatures for freeze-drying applications with an almost maintenance-free concept.

At its core lies the air cycle technology powered by a turbo-compressor-expander, developed and supplied by MIRAI Intex, augmented by the revolutionary Cold Thermal Energy Storage (CTES) system from ACT.
CTES harnesses the power of phase-transitioning compounds to maximise capacity per unit of volume: in this way, enhances efficiency and enables the turbo-compressor-expander technology to support intensive and discontinuous energy applications, like freeze dryers.

Pairing CTES with the MIRAI Cold refrigeration machine, KryoAir transforms a well-established technology into a powerhouse of clean energy utilisation. This dynamic synergy allows KryoAir to achieve extreme low temperatures with unprecedented efficiency.

Making the lyophilisation process a more sustainable one, KryoAir can be fitted to IMA’s LYOMAX and LYOFAST freeze dryers.