employer and they are still a client today. The company has
also expanded from that one lyophilizer in 1997 to the 26 they
use today, making them the CMO with the largest lyophilization capacity on the east coast.
LSNE has been slowly transitioning away from the
Lyophilization Services of New England name. Christine Palus,
the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing explains
that the former name limited the company and didn’t fully
represent the services it offered. “The name Lyophilization
Services of New England does not reflect the wide range of
In the well-known children’s story The Three Bears, Goldilocks moves from bed to bed and from one bowl of porridge to another until she finds one that is “just right”. Aptly named “The Goldilocks Principle” this quest for finding products, services or a business partner that hinges on the
relationship being “just right” can certainly be applied when
choosing a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer.
If you find a company that offers the experienced professionals, systems and capacities needed to effectively and efficiently
handle your project – you know you’ve found the right partner.
Such is the case of LSNE; a contract manufacturer based in
Bedford, NH that offers formulation and cycle development,
GMP fill/finish and lyophilization services at a scale that has
proven very successful for the company and its clients.
LSNE started in 1997 as Lyophilization Services of New
England. President Matthew Halvorsen was working for an-
other company at the time and was outsourcing his company’s
lyophilization projects and found that he was never satisfied
with the results and the relationship and
thought he could do better. Halvorsen
left that company and started his own
lyophilization services company with one
unit. His first customer was his previous
LSNE offers right-sized fill/finish and lyophilization services
■ By Mike Auerbach, Editor In Chief
Above: LSNE's process development lab features a freeze drying microscopy system to aid with lyophilization cycle development.
Left: Water/steam utilities include a 1500 gallon WFI system that features a hot
85 degree recirculation loop; a USP water system with redundant pumps and a
clean steam system with a five effect still and two systems for redundancy.