Helen Conceição Ferraz

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Both recombinant and plasma-derived factor IX concentrates are used in replacement therapies for the treatment of haemophilia B. In the present work, the capture step for a recombinant FIX (rFIX) purification process was investigated. Different strong anion-exchange chromatography media (the resins Q Sepharose(®) FF and Fractogel(®) TMAE, the monolith(More)
Immobilization of Zymomonas mobilis by different methods was investigated. Experiments were performed in order to choose the most appropriate support for the immobilization of the cells. The most advantageous option was to use permeabilized cells in the bore of microporous hollow fibers. Whereas the reaction rate was about 33 g of gluconate/(g of protein x(More)
The proper determination of experimental errors in bioprocesses can be very important because experimental errors can exert a major impact on the analysis of experimental results. Despite this, the effect of experimental errors on the analysis of bioprocess data has been largely overlooked in the literature. For this reason, we performed detailed(More)
The study of the stability of concentrated oil-in-water emulsions is imperative to provide a scientific approach for an important problem in the beverage industry, contributing to abolish the empiricism still present nowadays. The use of these emulsions would directly imply a reduction of transportation costs between production and the sales points, where(More)
This work demonstrates the successful modification of screen-printed electrodes using functionalized titanate nanowires for producing a peroxide biosensor. Titanate nanowires were synthesized by the hydrothermal method and characterized using physico-chemical techniques. The surface of the nanowires was modified with (3-aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane and(More)
This work investigated the use of hydrophobic interaction membrane chromatography for intermediate purification of recombinant human Factor IX (rFIX) produced by CHO cells. The first purification step was based on a strong anion exchange monolith, thus forming a purification process fully based on convective media, which allow operation at high flow rates(More)
The present study aimed to synthesize membranes for hemodialysis based on polyetherimide (PEI) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), with chemical immobilization of heparin on its surface to increase blood compatibility. The synthesized PEI/PVP membranes were characterized by morphological analysis and transport properties, as well by infrared spectroscopy(More)
The structural stability of metmyoglobin in organic solvents and cosolvents was investigated aiming the choice of a suitable medium to perform its dissolution with maintenance of the native folding. The spectroscopic behavior of metmyoglobin solution in UV-Visible and circular dichroism was used to evaluate the solubility and the secondary structure. The(More)
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