Author Archives: William Rushton

Acidic IgM Purification with a New Anion Exchange Resin

IgM antibodies are one of the fastest growing groups of diagnostic and therapeutic candidates. Unlike IgGs, IgMs cannot be purified by affinity chromatography due to their physiochemical properties. The large size of IgMs presents an additional purification challenge. Bio-Rad has developed a new strong anion exchange (AEX) resin — Nuvia HP-Q — to overcome the multiple issues faced when purifying large biomolecules. We show the purification of an acidic IgM antibody with capture purification using Nuvia HP-Q and polish purification…

Nonaffinity-Based IgM Purification Platform

The biological properties of IgM antibodies make them very effective vehicles for in vitro diagnostics and therapeutics. However, purification of IgM antibodies is far more complex than that for IgG antibodies. Furthermore, affinity chromatography is not ideal for purifying IgMs due to the required elution conditions. Here we propose a nonaffinity-based platform for IgM purification. This strategy utilizes a cation exchange (CEX) media, Nuvia™ S, for capture, and a mixed-mode media, CHT™, for polish purification. It is suitable for purification…