The Purification Insights Blog

QuickTip #3: optimizing mAb purification

Designing an optimized purification process means maximizing yield and purity, and at the same time controlling costs. So, you remove a lot of bulk impurities during the first steps, and focus on...

Affordable and safe biosimilars for affordable healthcare

When it comes to many serious and challenging diseases, healthcare has reached a point of unsustainability, due to drug costs. For example, sustained therapy for an autoimmune disease or cancer,...

Are mAbs the ultimate targeted therapy?

Since the 1980’s, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have revolutionized healthcare and continue to do so. A short history of mAb approvals shows their increasing sophistication and targeting of disease...

CHO cells in fed-batch bioreactors dominate mAb upstream processes

Choosing a mammalian cell line or other type of host is as critical a question as any other in the complex world of monoclonal antibody (mAb) manufacture. We take a look at the present status, with...

Illnesses with approved monoclonal antibody therapies

As our understanding of diseases at the molecular level increases, so does the potential for monoclonal antibody (mAb) - related therapies. Platform approaches to mAb production, including...

mAb Purification – an overview of the essentials

Five of the top ten best selling drugs in 2017 were mAbs and the global mAbs market is expected to reach USD 219 billion by the end of 2023. The mAbs entering the clinic today are highly engineered...

The promise and the price of the new biopharmaceuticals

The healthcare sector and developers of new pharmaceuticals are facing increasing challenges, along with pressure to lower costs. At the same time pharmaceutical development is undergoing a...

Optimizing mAb purification with next generation protein A resin

The market for monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) is constantly growing as mAb therapies are generally considered to be both safe and effective treatments for difficult diseases like cancer and rheumatoid...

Optimizing mAb purification using a guard column

What are the benefits of introducing multimodal ion exchange chromatography as a guard column and could they include a significant increase in mAb purity? This article presents a study in which two...

How to recognize an efficient protein A resin for mAbs

In short, an efficient protein A resin is one that will not only help you purify your monoclonal antibody (mAb), but also enable you to achieve good process economy. But what are the characteristics...