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NatriFlo™ HD-Q: A High Performance Disposable Polishing Tool For MAb Purification

As biopharmaceutical developers embrace single-use technologies to reduce risk, improve process speed, efficiency and flexibility, they have found few options in downstream unit operations.  With the introduction of Natrix hydrogel technology, developers now find a chromatographic tool that provides the binding capacity of the best modern resins, but with ten times higher flow rates. This study illustrates the NatriFlo HD-Q anion exchange adsorber which provides high productivity polishing for monoclonal antibody for GMP manufacturing, including under high conductivity conditions. This…

Successful Implementation of Automation in Single-Use Bioprocessing

Single-use bioprocessing is now common for the production of biopharmaceuticals. Existing and future biopharmaceuticals are extremely complex molecules that display structural heterogeneity. This heterogeneity must be carefully controlled in order to deliver consistently safe and efficacious product to patients. The FDA’s Guidance for Industry on Process Validation states that the manufacturer should understand the sources of variation be able to detect variation and understand the impact of variation on the process and ultimately the product. This presentation will review sources…

High Throughput Development of Non-Protein A Monoclonal Antibody Purification Process using Mini-Columns and Bio-Layer Interferometry

High throughput (HT) sorbent screening is widely used for developing purification process saving time and sample volume. This study describes the development of a non-protein A purification process for a monoclonal antibody (MAb) expressed in a CHO cell supernatant. For the capture step, 54 process conditions were screened in three days using 200 µL mini-columns packed with five different sorbents. Capacity and yield were evaluated using Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI) with protein A biosensors and MAb purity, using SEC-HPLC. A 340-fold scale-up of…

Efficient Strategies to Deliver Reliable and High Quality Biomanufacturing Processes Through Optimization of Cell Culture Media, Feeds, and Process Parameters

Development of a reliable and high quality biomanufacturing process for recombinant CHO cell lines presents challenges from diverse nutritional requirements observed with different clonally derived cell lines, and variable response to process operating ranges. To address these challenges, we will discuss efficient approaches to optimize CHO cell culture media, feeds, and process parameters within FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB). Also discussed is FDB’s new ApolloTM CHO expression system, a cornerstone of process scale-up efficiency offering robust gene expression in a platform…

Evaluation of Rapid Quantitation Methods for Titer, HCP and ProA By Gyrolab Platform During In-Process Development

Getting biopharmaceuticals through development and into clinical proof-of-concept fast and efficiently is critical for success in our industry. Therefore, high-throughput upstream and downstream process development approaches are increasingly being implemented. Hence, innovative and high-throughput analytical technologies are needed to support rapid process development. A novel automated analytical platform-Gyrolab xP workstation was investigated for the analysis of IgG titer, Host Cell Protein (HCP) and leached ProA during in-process development. The assays are automated within a Gyrolab compact disc (CD) containing affinity-capture…

Paired ADCC Reporter Bioassays Enable Differentiation of Antibody Fc Effector Activities via V158 and F158 Variant FcyRIIIa Receptors

Antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) contributes to clinical efficacy of a broad range of therapeutic antibodies. FcγRIIIa polymorphism of individual cancer patients are correlated with clinical efficacy of some of these antibody drugs. Classic ADCC cytotoxicity assays rely on primary effector cells, which are highly heterogeneous and variable. To quantitatively measure antibody activity and evaluate the impact of FcγRIIIa polymorphism, we developed a pair of reporter-based ADCC assays using two engineered effector cell lines in Jurkat that stably express an NFAT-RE driven…

Regulation of cell apoptosis by insulin and IGF-I

An increase in the number of cells growing in cell culture is the result of two opposing effects: an increase in the number of cells that traverse the cell cycle and divide into two daughter cells (mitosis), or a decrease in the number of cells that die according to different modalities, the most prominent one being apoptosis (1), or both. Insulin and IGF-I are both capable of facilitating cell progression through the cell cycle, and of inhibiting apoptotic mechanisms. In…

Liquid-Liquid Porometry of Viresolve® Pro Membrane

A liquid-liquid porometry (LLP) test was developed to characterize the pore size distribution of Viresolve® Pro membrane. Data generated by this test supports the understanding of the size-based virus removal mechanism of the filter. The LLP test also is used at-line during membrane casting. Process control based on LLP results improves membrane consistency.

Semi-automated, Single-use TFF Systems With an ‘Open Architecture’ Design Maximize Flexibility and Allow Supply Chain Security

Cross flow filtration used in bioprocesses is typically either microfiltration to clarify process streams or ultrafiltration to concentrate and diafilter the biopharmaceutical molecule. Single-use cross flow operations provide a number of advantages over traditional stainless steel systems. These include: • Flexibility during process development • Reduced capital investment • Avoidance of cross contamination and faster product change overs • Elimination of steaming and cleaning utilities Parker domnick hunter’s innovative SciFlex® TFF system utilizes propriety technology allowing the sterile processing of…

Sartobind® pico and Sartobind® nano on Akta® – Optimizing Conditions for Liquid Chromatography Systems

Sartobind pico and Sartobind nano are the laboratory-scale mem-bers of the Sartobind membrane adsorber family. Accordingly, their small size and high throughput make them perfect for use on automated chromatography systems such as the popular Akta series offered by GE Healthcare Life Sciences.While both the pico and nano capsules are designed for high flow rates, the array of valves, pumps, monitors and the flow restrictor found in a typical flow path for gel chromatography can cause unacceptable pressures at the…