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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)
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)
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)
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)
With the trend towards the generation and production of increasing numbers of complex biopharmaceutical (protein based) products, there is an increased need and requirement to characterize both the product and production process in terms of robustness and reproducibility. This is of particular importance for products from mammalian cell culture which have(More)
The ability to recover cells from a fermentation broth in an intact form can be an important criterion for determining the overall performance of a recovery and purification sequence. Disruption of the cells can lead to undesired contamination of an extracellular product with intracellular components and vice versa loss of intracellular products may occur.(More)
This paper reviews early studies of regenerative medicine using human cells and engineered tissues progressing from a laboratory-centered manual procedure toward automated manufacture. It then examines the distinctive bioprocesses by which autologous human material must be produced, the degree of simplification allowed by use of allogeneic cell lines and(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)
The risk of a pandemic with a virulent form of influenza is acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies. Current vaccine production facilities would be unable to meet the global requirement for vaccine. As a possible supplement a DNA vaccine may be appropriate, and bioprocess engineering factors bearing on the use of existing(More)