Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
A systematic approach to the design and development of membrane-based immunoaffinity systems for the purification of recombinant proteins is presented. The preparation and characterization of immunoaffinity membranes are described. The immunoaffinity purification process for recombinant interferon-α2a is used as a model system to determine the operational parameters in membrane-based immunoaffinity chromatography. The high volumetric throughput of membranes, combined with the typically fastbinding kinetics of antigen-antibody interactions, enable the purification of recombinant proteins from dilute feed stream in less time, using less antibody than conventional systems. Three recombinant proteins, human interferon-α2a, interleukin-2, and interleukin-2 receptor, have been purified efficiently employing membrane-based immunoaffinity chromatography. Overall, membrane-based immunoaffinity chromatography is shown to be a viable and scalable method, ideal for the industrial-scale production of recombinant proteins. © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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