A vacuum drying oven is a specialized laboratory instrument used for drying or dehydrating heat-sensitive materials under reduced pressure. It features a sealed chamber with heating elements, temperature controls, and a vacuum pump. This design allows for the removal of moisture or solvents from substances at lower temperatures than traditional drying ovens, minimizing the risk of thermal degradation or chemical reactions. Vacuum drying ovens are widely used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, and food processing, where precise and gentle drying is crucial. These ovens are ideal for applications like drying delicate samples, preserving the flavor and quality of food products, or removing solvents from heat-sensitive materials in research and production processes.