Author Archives: Shelly Parra

Innovative Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography (HIC) Resins for Next Generation Molecule Challenges

Advances in biotherapeutics are generating a wider range of biomolecules that are presenting unique and often difficult separation and purification challenges. Based on the complex needs of the industry a series of HIC prototypes were developed over a range of hydrophobicity. Utilizing extensive user input, design goals focused on development of resins with market leading resolution and capacity, as well as optimized surface and flow characteristics for increased throughput and high product recovery. All of which are typical pain points…

Innovative Downstream Purification Solutions for Viral Vectors: Enabling Platform Approaches to Advance Gene Therapies

Over the past decade, gene therapy applications and their importance in the biopharmaceutical industry have been increasing. Gene therapies promise versatile treatment options that could revolutionize and transform medicine. As treatment modalities, they offer the possibility of long-term and potentially curative benefits to patients with genetic or acquired diseases. Gene therapies are designed to treat disease by delivering genetic material that encodes a protein with a therapeutic effect into a patient’s cells. It can be used to replace a missing…

POROS XQ: The Next Generation of Anion-Exchange Resin

POROS™ XQ is a next-generation strong anion- exchange resin with a fully quaternized amine surface chemistry. It was designed to retain all the beneficial performance attributes of POROS HQ resin, such as resolution capability, flow properties, and physical stability, with the added benefits of higher capacity and salt tolerance. Those were realized by optimizing the pore structure, which drives better access of biomolecules to the surface charge, and by optimizing the amount of surface charge (the ligand density) as measured…