Efficient Removal of Endotoxins and Viruses By Anion-Exchange Chromatography

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TosohLLC_LOGOVarious unit operations are needed in downstream processing (DSP) of biologics to remove process‑related impurities such as host‑cell proteins, nucleic acids, viruses, and endotoxins. This application note describes the potential of a salt‑tolerant anion‑exchange resin to achieve outstanding clearance of endotoxins and viruses.

Endotoxins are lipopolysaccharides (LPS) originating from cell membranes of Gram‑negative bacteria. They are frequent contaminants of recombinant proteins produced in microbial expression systems. On the other hand, expression of more complex proteins in eukaryotic systems carries an inherent risk of introducing adventitious viruses.

TOYOPEARL NH2‑750F, a salt‑tolerant anion‑exchange resin, is ideal for intermediate purification of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and other proteins. Aggregates and negatively charged impurities, such as DNA, viruses, and endotoxins can be removed from a target of interest.

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