TOYOPEARL® AF-rProtein A HC-650F: Economic Advantages of Using a High Capacity Protein A Resin

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TosohLLC_LOGOTOYOPEARL AF-rProtein A HC-650F and two other commercially available protein A resins (one of them also a “high capacity” resin) were compared on a cost-per-gram of monoclonal antibody (mAb) produced basis at multiple resin prices from $7,000 to $17,000 per liter as well as three different column configurations. For in-depth comparison, the median resin price of $12,000 per liter was used as a basis to determine comparative production costs among the three resins tested. The configuration used to model what the resin costs would be per gram purified was a column that was packed to have equal column dimensions of 36 cm ID × 15 cm.

Figure 1: Columns of equal dimensions

Figure 1: Columns of equal dimensions

For this evaluation, the following values were held constant: residence time = 3 minutes; dynamic binding capacity (DBC) = 3 minute residence time (from product literature); column load = 80% of stated DBC; harvest titer = 3 g/L; harvest volume = 2,000 L; column lifetime = 100 cycles; column yield = 95%.

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