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Chinese hamster ovary and murine myeloma NS0 cells are currently favored host cell types for the production of therapeutic recombinant proteins. In this study, we compared N-glycan processing in GS-NS0 and GS-CHO cells producing the same model recombinant glycoprotein, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1. By manipulation of intracellular(More)
A method for using a bench-top centrifuge is described in order to mimic the recovery performance of an industrial-scale centrifuge, in this case a continuous-flow disc stack separator. Recovery performance was determined for polyvinyl acetate particles and for biological process streams of yeast cell debris and protein precipitates. Recovery of polyvinyl(More)
Recombinant human interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) was expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells, baculovirus-infected Sf9 insect cells and the mammary gland of transgenic mice. The N-linked carbohydrate populations associated with both Asn25 and Asn97 glycosylation sites were characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry(More)
This article describes the use of ultra scale-down studies requiring milliliter quantities of process material to study the clarification of mammalian cell culture broths using industrial-scale continuous centrifuges during the manufacture of a monoclonal antibody for therapeutic use. Samples were pretreated in a small high-speed rotating-disc device in(More)
Methods based on the use of optical biosensors have recently become available to provide a convenient means of determining the rate and equilibrium constants for bimolecular interactions between immobilized ligands and soluble ligate molecules. However, the association data that these methods provide are not always accurately described by the expected(More)
This article describes the calibration of a spectroscopic scanning instrument for the measurement of selected contaminants in a complex biological process stream. Its use is for the monitoring of a process in which contaminants are to be removed selectively by flocculation from yeast cell homogenate. The main contaminants are cell debris, protein, and RNA.(More)
Computational fluid dynamics was used to model the high flow forces found in the feed zone of a multichamber-bowl centrifuge and reproduce these in a small, high-speed rotating disc device. Linking the device to scale-down centrifugation, permitted good estimation of the performance of various continuous-flow centrifuges (disc stack, multichamber bowl, CARR(More)
This article describes how a combination of an ultra scale-down (USD) shear device feeding a microwell centrifugation plate may be used to provide a prediction of how mammalian cell broth will clarify at scale. In particular a method is described that is inherently adaptable to a robotic platform and may be used to predict how the flow rate and capacity(More)
We have developed a simple and robust transient expression system utilizing the 25 kDa branched cationic polymer polyethylenimine (PEI) as a vehicle to deliver plasmid DNA into suspension-adapted Chinese hamster ovary cells synchronized in G2/M phase of the cell cycle by anti-mitotic microtubule disrupting agents. The PEI-mediated transfection process was(More)