Applications/Characterization of proteins and biopharmaceuticals

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Characterization of proteins and biopharmaceuticals
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Characterization of proteins and biopharmaceuticals

Processing biologics such as monoclonal antibodies, purified proteins, drug substances and for multi-attribute monitoring (MAM) or host cell proteins (HCP) for analysis often requires optimized sample preparation procedures. Typical investigations include:
● Identification of post-translational modifications and their abundance or turn-over, peptide mapping for sequence validation (critical quality attribute analysis)
● Identification and quantification of HCP for quality assurance / quality control  and batch-to-batch analysis
● Biopharma CMC
          o   Quantification of specific residual proteins used in production e.g. specific enzymes used in production of small molecule drug or RNA which need to be below a defined limit.

The iST-BCT kit was developed to enable the robust processing of biological fluids, HCPs and therapeutic proteins such as monoclonal antibodies, and has been optimized to minimize artificial modifications (e.g. deamidation, oxidation) and increase the alkylation rate. The kit provides an all-in-one solution for processing samples in less than two hours and 30 minutes hands-on-time. Dedicated resources are shown below and our technical support team would be happy to help with advice.

HCP Analysis:

Samples should be either a dry protein pellet or solution (maximum volume 10 µL)

mAbs:

Samples should be either a dry protein pellet or solution (maximum volume 10 µL)

Purified proteins:

Samples should be either a dry protein pellet or solution (maximum volume 10 µL)

Plasma samples:

Non-depleted human plasma has a high protein concentration, commonly around 50 µg/µL. Mix up to 2 µL plasma/serum with 50 µL LYSE-BCT buffer.

PreOmics Values

Smile

Improved sample quality

High reproducibility: R
2
>0.9
Working range: 1-100 µg
Increased peptide and protein identifications

Relax

Quicker methodology

Less than 2.5 hours hands-on time
Single step incorporating lysis, reduction and alkylation
All-in-one solution, all reagents provided
Compatible with standard lab equipment

Realise

Cleaner peptides ready for analysis

Dual clean up step removes hydrophilic and hydrophobic contaminants
Achieve ready-to-measure peptides
Reduce mass spectrometry downtime
Manual to fully automated processing options available

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