Author Archives: Engin Ayturk

Figure 1: Cadence Inline Concentrator setup; F = flow meter, P = pressure

Using Technology to Overcome Bioprocessing Complexity: Advanced Concentration and Analytical Technologies Accelerate Development and Manufacture of mAbs, Vaccines, and Biosimilars

Unlike chemically synthesized drugs, whose structure is known and reproducible, biological drugs are derived from living cells and are sensitive, complex mixtures requiring cutting-edge biological technologies for their production. The growing importance of biosimilars in recent years is reflected in a corresponding rise in market value. The value of the global biologic therapeutic drug market reached approximately US$230 billion in 2014 and, according to BCC Research, will increase to nearly $390 billion by the end of 2019. This corresponds to…

Volume Reduction and Process Optimization with Cadence™ Inline Concentrator

Pall’s patented single-pass tangential-flow filtration (TFF) technology simplifies current TFF processes (1). It eliminates the conventional TFF recirculation, allowing an efficient single-pass operation without mixing or foaming issues and exposes the product to low shear, which optimizes the processing of fragile and shear-sensitive molecules. The single-pass feed flow rates are lower than those of conventional TFF, minimizing the hold-up volume and maximizing product recovery. It allows for higher final concentrations because processing limitations due to minimum working volumes are optimized…