Upstream Processing

Single-Use Solutions for Bulk-Powder Transfer

Media and buffer preparation is a key part of the biopharmaceutical manufacturing process. And although it doesn’t have to be carried out in sterile conditions, improving the powder transfer process makes this step cleaner, safer, and more efficient, protecting personnel while cutting time and costs as well. Read the full text of this application note in the PDF (Login required).

Innovative Single-Use Clarification System for High-Density Cell Cultures

Continuous improvements in growth media and cell line viability have resulted in increased biomass concentrations in biopharmaceutical production processes, making the downstream purification step more challenging. Body feed filtration (BFF) has proven to be a successful method of solving similar issues in other industries (Figure 1). This robust technology is now available as a harvesting solution for biotechnology applications (1). Read the full text of this application note in the PDF (Login required).  

Generation of High-Performing CHO Cell Lines for GMP Biomanufacturing

Since the approval of tPA derived from Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells in 1986, stable expression of recombinant proteins has become a very important system for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins. With an increasing number of therapeutic proteins in development, the demand for fast and robust development of manufacturing cell lines is still increasing. During the past 30 years, the productivity of stable recombinant cell lines could be increased from <100 mg/L to several g/L. The huge increase in productivity…