Wednesday, August 19, 2015  |  Volume 7 / Number 17  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
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Improved Membrane Chromatography Performance
To more effectively recover large molecular weight proteins, such as blood factors and conjugated proteins or viruses and virus-like particles, Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has reconfigured its Sartobind® membrane chromatography capsules. A range of capsule sizes from 1 mL–2.5 L with a 4 mm bed height is now available.

The capsules’ upstream flow channels have been optimized, and an internal core forms a miniaturized downstream channel. The new Q, S, and salt-tolerant STIC PA ion exchanger capsules increase dynamic binding capacity by approximately 15% and reduce void volumes by approximately 40% compared with their predecessors, while maintaining high flow rates of 10–30 membrane volumes per minute. By improving breakthrough behavior, subsequent polishing steps to remove DNA, HCP, aggregates, and viruses from recombinant proteins are significantly more reliable.

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Flow-Through Conductivity Probe
ILIUM Technology announces its new Model 1021 Smart Flow-through Probe — the ideal solution for real-time conductivity monitoring of any liquid system where conductivity is best or most conveniently measured in a flowing environment. Applications include laboratory titrations, reactions, and controlled environment experiments; as well as other situations where static measurement of conductivity is not recommended, such as high purity water and other solvents.
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