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The first exhibition of the year we will participate is PharmaPack Europe, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles – Hall 7.2 | Paris, France. Taking place February 1&2.

Reach out to us via if you wish to book a meeting.

More info on the event can be found here: PharmaPack Europe

Our business development director, Jan Van Hauwermeiren, will represent RheaVita at CPHI taking place Nov. 1-3 2022 in Frankfurt.

Be sure to connect with him via for a face-to-face meeting. He will gladly discuss our latest advancements, CDO services or continuous manufacturing with you.

All information about CPHI can be found here.

The upcoming PDA BioManufacturing Conference will take place from September 20 until 21 in Amsterdam.

Together with J&J we will present data and results from our collaboration over the past 2 years.

More info and a full agenda can be found here: PDA BioManufacturing Conference

From Monday August 21 until Friday August 26 we will participate in the Achema Exhibition taking place in Frankfurt.

Come by our booth B18 in Hall 3.1 our listen to the presentation from our CEO Prof. Thomas De Beer on Wednesday August 24 from 11h10-11h30. Where he will present our solutions for continuous and controlled freeze-drying.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for free tickets at

All information can be found here.

May 24 and 25 2022 we will participate at the Advanced Therapies Conference in London.

Would you like to know more about formulation development and freeze-drying of ATMP’s? Please visit us at the Start-Up Zone

More info and a full agenda can be found here: Advanced Therapies

On Thursday May 19th, our business development director Jan Van Hauwermeiren will give a presentation on continuous freeze-drying during the LyoTalk Europe conference taking place in Amsterdam.

All information can be found here.

We had a wonderful 3-day continuous pharmaceutical freeze-drying course.

Three days of networking, talks about PAT opportunities in continuous freeze-drying and some very interesting case-studies.

Looking forward to our next event about continuous freeze-drying in full compliance with GMP-guidelines in Q1 2023!

From Tuesday May 10th until Thursday May 12th 2022 our 3rd in person Lyo Course will take place in Ghent!

All info and how to register can be found on this page: 3rd Lyo Course

Next week, March 28-31 2022 the 13th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology will take place in Rotterdam.

Visit us at booth 38 or engage with an inspiring discussion during our poster presentation on Wednesday 30.03.2022 (Panel number 144).

More info and a full agenda can be found here: BPB World Meeting

Press release

RheaVita Closes EUR 2.5 million Series A Financing Co-Led by Novalis Biotech Acceleration and PMV

Proceeds will be used to build first GMP compliant biopharmaceutical continuous, controlled, freeze-drying production line and accelerate commercialization of the RheaVita technology

First GMP compliant manufacturing line scheduled to go live by end of 2021

Ghent, Belgium, June 2, 2021 – RheaVita, a company pioneering continuous freeze-drying technology for biopharmaceutical products, announced today that the company has closed a EUR 2.5 million Series A Financing. The round was co-led by Novalis Biotech Acceleration and Participatie Maatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV). Concurrent with the financing, Kjell Mortier from Novalis Biotech Acceleration and Stefan De Waele of PMV will join RheaVita’s Board of Directors.

Today, almost 50% of FDA and EMA approved biopharmaceutical products are freeze-dried to enable stable product distribution and shelf life without the need for expensive cold chain. RheaVita has developed the world’s first end-to-end continuous freeze-drying solution to address biopharmaceutical product development, manufacturing and supply needs in order to efficiently reach patients. The patented RheaVita continuous freeze-drying technology integrates all the traditional freeze-drying process steps into one continuous production line. This allows pharmaceutical companies to achieve rapid product and process development, and highly flexible and efficient manufacturing cycles with 100% controlled product quality. The technology enables both centralized large volume and decentralized low-volume-high-value product manufacturing and so is also ideally suited for innovative biological therapies, such as gene therapy, RNA based therapies, antibodies, vaccines, and to produce precision medicines and drug products for rare diseases. RheaVita will use the proceeds to further develop and accelerate commercialization of its innovative R&D and GMP compliant continuous freeze-drying production-scale equipment, along with the concomitant team expansion. In addition, RheaVita will continue to offer product feasibility studies and provide customers product and process development support using its continuous freeze-drying technology.

“RheaVita has developed a game-changing technology for the fast-growing biopharmaceutical sector, so fits perfectly into the remit of our Acceleration fund,” said Kjell Mortier, Fund Manager at Novalis Biotech. “We were impressed by the experience of the team, and the strong commercial interest from pharma and biotech companies in their technology. RheaVita is uniquely placed to disrupt the freeze-drying market as their technology offers a perfect solution to the challenges faced with the conventional approach. We look forward to working with the RheaVita team as they provide their innovative solution to the pharmaceutical industry.”

“The increasing interest from the pharmaceutical industry into alternatives for conventional freeze drying creates a unique opportunity for RheaVita”, said Roald Borré, Group Manager Venture Capital at PMV. “Support from PMV should allow management to further develop their ground-breaking technology in Flanders and commercialize worldwide.”

“This financing will enable RheaVita to realise a major step in our corporate development; the installation of the first GMP compliant production line for our innovative continuous freeze-drying technology. We believe this will provide a fast and flexible development and manufacturing solution to accelerate supply of tomorrow’s biopharmaceuticals,” said Jos Cover, co-founder and CTO of RheaVita.

“With the proceeds, we will also be able to deliver on our corporate growth plan, build our team accordingly and further expand the commercialization of our technology,” added Prof. Dr. Thomas De Beer, co-founder and CEO of RheaVita. “We’d like to thank Novalis and PMV for their faith in our vision and look forward to working closely with Kjell and Stefan to implement our strategy.”

About Novalis Biotech Acceleration
Novalis Biotech (Ghent, Belgium) is an early-stage venture capital investor in technologies that revolutionize healthcare. The company’s core competence lies in digitalization in the life sciences with a focus on “enabling technologies” such as bioinformatics, genomics and diagnostics. Novalis strongly believes in applying innovative enabling technology to advance the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease.

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About PMV
PMV is a Flemish investment company that finances promising companies from the very start to growth and internationalization. PMV offers tailor-made financial solutions for every entrepreneur with a solid business plan and a strong management team, by providing venture capital, loans and guarantees. An experienced and highly motivated team of 150 professionals endeavors every day to achieve the goal of creating prosperity and well-being in Flanders. PMV has a portfolio of about EUR 1.3 billion in assets under management.  More info about PMV can be found on

About RheaVita
RheaVita has developed a continuous, controlled freeze-drying technology that integrates all the traditional freeze-drying process steps into one continuous production line. By spinning the glass vials during the freezing process, a thin layer of product coats the inner lining of the vial. Following drying, the final solid freeze-dried product is obtained. Compared to the traditional freeze-drying process, RheaVita’s approach has several advantages, including very fast product and process development with limited experimental efforts, avoiding scale-up issues, reducing cycle times, lower production costs, less clean room space requirements, improving quality assurance and improved and uniform product quality and process uniformity. The design process was accompanied by the development of a digital twin, a ‘virtual reality’ version of the system to facilitate future process development and optimization, assist with maintenance and repair as well as training of operators. RheaVita was founded in 2018 as a spin-out of Ghent University.

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Dr. Thomas De Beer (CEO)

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Kjell Mortier

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