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The biopharmaceutical shift within the drug development industry has focused increasing attention on the behavior of biological molecules in formulation. Aggregation of proteins is key to formulation and stability assessments, with a recent interest in the 100nm - 1µm aggregate size range, identified as an area of concern for immunogenicity and therefore product safety.

While the Zetasizer uses DLS to detect the polydispersity (size spread) of biopharmaceutical formulations, Viscotek SEC products are able to separate particles present in samples by size and enable the quantity of oligomerization to be measured.

Archimedes uses the technique of resonant mass measurement to both reliably count the number of particles in the size range 50nm to 5µm (with a lower limit of detection of 200nm diameter for protein particles specifically), and also to provide measurements such as particle mass and size, and information on sample concentration, viscosity, density and volume. Via its measurement of relative buoyant mass, Archimedes is also able to distinguish between positively buoyant particles such as contaminating silicone oil, and negatively buoyant particles such as protein aggregates.

Malvern NanoSight products, using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) also provide an accurate, reproducible analysis and visualization of particles such as protein aggregates in formulation, in the size range 50nm to 500nm diameter. Enabling the fluorescence mode in NanoSight instruments allows specific analysis of labeled or intrinsically fluorescent particles.

Measurement of these parameters can provide valuable information on the suitability of a product formulation and may also give an indication of the stability and prospective shelf-life of a product.

Depending on your requirements and/or position on the development pipeline, Malvern has an instrument that is able to provide a suitable level of information on issues around protein aggregation, thus ensuring your product achieves the desired stability and efficacy.

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The roles of nanoparticles in therapeutic protein aggregation pathways Webinar - Live (English)

Presenters: John F. Carpenter, Ph.D., Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center Pauline Carnell, Product Manager ...

Date:
September 25 2014
Language:
English

Keywords: Nanoparticles English Webinar - Live Eastern Time Protein aggregation Proteins Protein mobility Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis 

Characterization of Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) using multi-detector size-exclusion chromatography Application Note (English)

In this application note, a sample of Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) was characterized using the Viscotek TDAmax. The 4 main components in this mixture were separated and individually characterized to determine molecular weight and size. ...


Keywords: English Application Note Molecular size Molecular weight Size Exclusion Chromatography Dairy products Food additives Protein aggregation Proteins Viscotek TDAmax Viscotek TDA 305 

Subvisible particle characterization by resonant mass measurement during biopharmaceutical development Webinar - Live (English)

The characterization of subvisible particles is highly relevant for the development of biopharmaceuticals to ensure quality and safety of a therapy. The expectations by the authorities are increasing, which makes it necessary to include analy...

Product:
Archimedes
Date:
September 16 2014
Language:
English

Keywords: English Webinar - Live Greenwich Time Resonant mass measurement Protein aggregation Biopharmaceutical development Biological drug characterization and development Bioformulation development Archimedes 

A new approach to improving early characterization of therapeutic formulations - Viscosizer 200 Webinar - Recorded (English)

The accurate size measurement of both large and small therapeutic molecules within formulations has long been considered a challenge, complicated by the presence of excipient molecules and high background "noise". Malvern's Viscosizer 200...

Product:
Viscosizer 200
Date recorded:
July 2 2014
Language:
English

Keywords: English Webinar - Recorded Eastern Time Protein aggregation Biopharmaceutical development Biological drug characterization and development Bioformulation development Viscosizer 200 

Differentiation and characterization of subvisible particulates in therapeutic protein products Application Note (English)

This application note provides an example of how Archimedes can be used to detect and quantify the formation of protein sub-visible particles and the introduction of silicone oil droplets, in response to shear stress.


Keywords: Contaminants and foreign particles English Application Note Particle concentration Particle size Viruses and vaccines Resonant mass measurement Protein aggregation Proteins Biopharmaceutical development Archimedes 
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