A scalable and robust non-affinity process scheme with two ion exchange process steps provides a further opportunity to reduce
the manufacturing costs for recombinant antibodies and thus the cost of goods. The two processing steps can be combined into
an entirely membrane-based process scheme. The successful operation of contiguous anion and cation exchange membranes was
recently reported for a commercial antibody manufacturing process.14 Even in the case of the slightly lower binding capacity of CEX membranes, the high flow rates can still offer further economic
and operational advantages.
ALAHARI ARUNAKUMARI, PhD, is senior director of process development, JUE (MICHELLE) WANG, PhD, is assistant director, purification process development, and GISELA FERREIRA, PhD, is a senior process engineer, purification process development, all at Medarex Inc, Bloomsbury, NJ, 908.479.2451, firstname.lastname@example.org
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