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Computer assisted liquid chromatographic method development for the separation of therapeutic proteins

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Abstract

This review summarizes the use of computer assisted liquid chromatographic method development for the analytical characterization of protein biopharmaceuticals. Several modes of chromatography including reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC), ion exchange chromatography (IEX), hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) and some perspectives are discussed. For all these chromatographic modes, the most important variables for tuning retention and selectivity are exposed. Then, the retention models that were applied in the literature in RPLC, IEX and HIC are described and critically discussed. Finally, some representative examples of separation of therapeutic proteins and mAbs are shown, to illustrate the possibilities offered by the retention modeling approach. At the end, the reliability of the models was excellent, whatever the chromatographic mode, and the retention time prediction errors were systematically below 2%. In addition, a significant amount of time can be saved during method development and robustness testing.

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Submitted
05 Jul 2016
Accepted
17 Aug 2016
First published
17 Aug 2016

Analyst, 2016,141, 5488-5501
Article type
Critical Review

Computer assisted liquid chromatographic method development for the separation of therapeutic proteins

E. Tyteca, J. Veuthey, G. Desmet, D. Guillarme and S. Fekete, Analyst, 2016, 141, 5488
DOI: 10.1039/C6AN01520D

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