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Freeze-Pak™ STS Bio-Containers and STS Shippers: Offering a New Single-Use Solution for Frozen Storage and Transport to -80°C

Frozen storage is commonly achieved with single-use containers and enables manufacturing process flexibility, long-term product stability and minimizes logistics challenges.  While single-use containers are available for storage and transport of frozen products, some require a significant investment while others don’t offer the necessary support and protection. Charter Medical has recently developed a new single-use frozen storage and transport shipping solution designed to complement the single-use Freeze-Pakâ„¢ STS (FP-STS) bio-containers which were engineered specifically for frozen storage applications. The bags and…

Evaluation of HCP and DNA Clearance with NatriFloâ„¢ HD-Q Membrane Adsorbers at Lab to Process Scales

NatriFloâ„¢ HD-Q chromatography from Natrix Separations introduces reliable and reproducible Q polish performance that combines resin binding capacity with adsorber speed to achieve a new level of process flexibility. Gallus Biopharmaceuticals (a St. Louis based CMO) evaluated NatriFloâ„¢ HD-Q membrane columns as an anion exchange polishing step with the objective of assessing NatriFlo’s ability to (1) reduce process-derived impurities to achieve target product profile; (2) maintain process robustness to process changes; and (3) achieve reliable scalability from lab to production.…

Use and Optimization of Chemically Defined Media Supplements in Mammalian Cell Culture Processes

The manufacture of biological therapeutics requires a recombinant cell line, a media system and process to produce the therapeutic, and a purification process. BD Advanced Bioprocessing specializes in the media system to produce the therapeutic, including cell culture media and a variety of different types of supplementation.There are many types of supplementation, from animal-origin and animal-free hydrolysates to chemically defined, and each biopharma needs to find the best supplementation for their systems’ requirements.

Chemically defined media supplementation has many benefits such as lot-to-lot consistency and reduction/elimination of the risk of animal-origin materials. However, to get optimal performance these supplements are not always as forgiving as a full-bodied hydrolysate.

This webinar will use the newly commercialized BD CD Resurgeâ„¢ supplements as a case example on how to use and optimize CD supplements in mammalian cell culture processes.

Reducing the Host Cell DNA Quantitation Bottleneck: Approaches for Improved Sample Preparation and Throughput

The removal of impurities arising from host cells used for the production of biopharmaceutical products is a crucial step in the purification process. Regulatory guidance for products produced in cell culture specifies that residual host cell DNA content in the final product should be as low as possible. Because of the low sample throughput typical of most quantitative DNA assays, host-cell DNA quantitation can become an analytical bottleneck during process characterization.

In this webcast, speakers will discuss a qPCR-based system for highly sensitive, accurate quantitation of residual host-cell DNA from a variety of cellular production systems, including Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO), E. coli and Vero cells. Case studies will be presented that demonstrate DNA recovery from highly complex test sample matrices, typical of those in biopharmaceutical manufacturing environments. Options for automated sample preparation, testing results from samples typical of a monoclonal antibody purification process and results from an external validation study, executed according to ICH guidelines, will also be reviewed.

TOYOPEARL NH2-750F Aggregate Removal from Monoclonal Antibodies

The drive to reduce the manufacturing costs for biological therapeutics have increased the demands placed on downstream unit operations to the point where a single processing step is expected to accomplish a multitude of purification objectives. Where anion exchange resins have traditionally been used to remove DNA, endotoxin, and as a viral clearance step in the purification of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), new ligand chemistries make it possible for anion exchange chromatography to do more. In the following paper, TOYOPEARL NH2-750F,…

One Billion Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Eppendorf BioBLU 5c Single-Use Bioreactor at 3L Scale

This webcast features: Ma Sha This Ask the Expert webcast features Dr. Ma Sha, Director of Technical Applications for Eppendorf, Inc. In this webcast, presented to a live audience on May 6, 2014, he demonstrated the success of large clinical-scale culture of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AdMSCs) in a BioBLU 5c single-use bioreactor at 3L scale. You can view the webcast here (Registration Required) Link to paper mentioned in presentation: A Novel Method for the Expansion of Mesenchymal Stem…

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…

KrosFlo® Research IIi Tangential Flow Filtration System

Spectrum Laboratories’s the KrosFlo ®Research IIi Tangential Flow Filtration System (KRIIi) is the only commercially available system with hold up volumes as low as 1 milliliter. Spectrum’s innovative, semi-automated TFF System, is ideal for small volume, R&D scale microfiltration and ultrafiltration. The KRIIi system can be used to concentrate and wash, viruses, proteins, nano-particles, and cells, at low volumes, with remarkable recovery rates. Hollow Fiber Tangential Flow Filtration is fast becoming the preferred method of large and small scale processing, due to outstanding efficiency and easy scalability compared to cassette or centrifugal devices.