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The rapid development of high-yielding and robust manufacturing processes for monoclonal antibodies is an area of significant focus in the biopharmaceutical landscape. Advances in mammalian cell culture have taken titers to beyond the 5 g/l mark. Platform approaches to downstream process development have become widely established. Continuous evolution of(More)
Confocal scanning microscopy was used to study protein uptake to porous adsorbents during batch experiments in a finite bath. By coupling of a fluorescent dye to the protein molecules the penetration of single adsorbent particles at different times during batch uptake could be observed visually. Intensity profiles of the protein distribution within a single(More)
Understanding protein phase behavior is important for purification, storage, and stable formulation of protein drugs in the biopharmaceutical industry. Glycoproteins, such as monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) are the most abundant biopharmaceuticals and probably the most difficult to crystallize among water-soluble proteins. This study explores the possibility(More)
The purification of human chymotrypsinogen B (hCTRB) after expression and secretion by the yeast Pichia pastoris is described based on two different approaches using integrated initial recovery. Extraction employing aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS) from poly(ethylene glycol) and sodium sulfate allows direct processing of cell containing yeast suspensions of(More)
Up to now, the productivity of mammalian cell culture has been perceived as limiting the productivity of the industrial manufacture of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Dramatic improvements in cell culture performance have changed this picture, and the throughput of antibody purification processes is gaining increasing attention. Although chromatographic(More)
Based on an integrated approach of genetic engineering, fermentation process development, and downstream processing, a fermentative chymotrypsinogen B production process using recombinant Pichia pastoris is presented. Making use of the P. pastoris AOX1-promotor, the demand for methanol as the single carbon source as well as an inducer of protein secretion(More)
In the large-scale manufacturing and purification of protein therapeutics, multiple chromatography adsorbent lots are often required due to limited absorbent batch sizes or during replacement at the end of the useful column lifetime. Variability in the adsorbent performance from lot to lot should be minimal in order to ensure that consistent product purity(More)
The use of confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM) has recently been described for the visualization of intraparticle protein profiles during single-protein finite bath uptake experiments. By coupling of fluorescent molecules to proteins the penetration of porous media by labeled macromolecules could be detected by scanning single adsorbent particles for(More)
High capacity membrane adsorbents have been used as a stationary phase for the preparative chromatographic purification of human serum albumin. A two-step ion exchange fractionation scheme yields albumin with 98% purity from clarified, microfiltrated, and desalted human plasma. Experiments with laboratory and pilot scale membrane modules are compared to(More)
A new experimental set-up for on-line visualization of the intra-particle uptake kinetics during packed bed chromatography has been designed and tested. Confocal laser scanning microscopy was used to analyze the dynamics of protein adsorption to porous stationary phases. In combination with this, a flow cell was developed that could be packed with(More)