As 2022 is already proving to be a brilliant year for the team at SciQuip and our manufacturers and suppliers alike, we thought it would be a great time to start our first ever ‘SciQuip Lab Chat.’

To kick it off, we would like to introduce one of our longest standing manufacturers and suppliers, Martin Christ Freeze Dryers.


With over 75 years’ experience, Martin Christ Freeze Dryers is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of freeze dryers.

Located in Osterode, Germany, Christ Freezers is the sister company of Sigma Laboratory Centrifuges and, are proud to be a third-generation family owned business.

Producing their products for a wide range of applications including laboratory units, production systems and vacuum concentrators, their products are developed in accordance with the most stringent quality requirements and are used in over 80 countries worldwide.

Using intelligent solutions which offer their customers enormous advantages, Christ products are not only aligned to the needs of today’s pharmaceutical manufacturers, universities and more, but, focus on long term development and innovation.

'We see ourselves as a worldwide leader in innovation, and we regard our commitment to research and development as a major duty.'


SciQuip are proud to be the sole distributor of Christ laboratory equipment throughout the UK and have been working with them and Sigma for over 25 years.

Our partnership has been built on the understanding that the products we distribute are of the highest standard and we all share the same traditional values and morals.

During a recent visit to Christ’s HQ in Germany, SciQuip Technical Manager Ben Gough got the chance to meet with the Christ team to discuss their products and gain valuable experience in learning how each freeze dryer operates.

Their range of high-quality products incorporate a comprehensive range, from small scale laboratory freeze dyers through to large 500kg production freeze dryers and are ideal for preserving temperature sensitive material.

Also, products for freeze-drying (also known as lyophilisation, lyophilization or cryodesiccation) including solutions for small laboratories in the research and investigation stage, pilot freeze dryers for the development stage and full scale single and double chamber production freezers are designed and manufactured by Christ.

CHRIST ALPHA 1-2 -55°C LSCbasic

The CHRIST Alpha 1-2 -55°C LSCbasic is the entry level tabletop model which has recently had the LSCbasic control system added to the interface. This allows the user to control the freeze dryer more easily with touch screen control and provides an interactive graphical display. Available as a complete plug and go package or can be configured to suit users application using the wide range of accessories Christ offer. 

CHRIST BETA 1-8 -55°C LSCplus

The CHRIST BETA 1-8 -55°C LSCplus is a large capacity bench top system for effective lyophilisation of specimens with innovative WST Wireless Shelf Technology. It can be configured with tried and tested accessories to meet your specific needs and the simple and intuitive LSCplus controller supports manual and automatic process control for reproducible results. LSCplus


The CHRIST EPSILON 2-6D LSCplus -85°C & 2-10D LSCPLUS -85°C PILOT FREEZE DRYERS – UP TO 10KG freeze dryer is ideal for general-purpose, high-performance use, with a range of flexible features. It has been designed for drying liquid, solid or small batch samples in tubes, vials, trays or other containers. Applications include drying viruses, bacteria/cultures, vaccines and medicines, vitamins, blood products and a wide range of other samples/products. The Episilon 2-6D LSCplus is also an excellent freezer dryer for use in product development, process optimisation and production.



Christ have recently been awarded Germany’s Innovation Leader 2022 for the second time. Chosen by ‘The F.A.Z. Institute,’ (a subsidiary of the German Newspaper Frankfurter Allgemine Zeitung), the award recognises Christ’s innovation and leadership as well as their outstanding research and development.

"This renewed award gives us once again the motivation to continue our progressive thinking and to further expand our market leadership.".

Managing Director Dr. Frank Harms.

It has been a pleasure to work with such a successful and professional company and SciQuip look forward to continuing our well established relationship.

All of the laboratory equipment we provide, including Christ Freeze Dryers and Sigma Centrifuges are available for delivery throughout the UK and Ireland. To find out more about Christ Freezers, visit their website. Or, to discuss their range of products further, contact our technical team on 01939 234 222.