Custom Ligand Development
CaptureSelect™ purification products help enable the efficient capture of therapeutic proteins from any feed stream, thereby helping reduce the number of process steps, increase yield, as well as provide a platform approach to purifying any target biotherapeutic.
Innovative products have been developed in collaboration with our customers for the purification of biosimilars and complex proteins for which no generic purification strategy exists, and for use in platform approaches or selective removal of product- and process-related impurities.
Through our library development process we have identified a number of candidates that may serve as excellent starting points for a custom ligand program. Pipeline opportunities include:
CaptureSelect™ affinity products for purification
|Stage||Therapeutic proteins (non-mAb)||Antibody types||Vaccines & Viruses|
|Step 5 (candidates)||Antithrombin III
Von Willebrand Factor
|Step 4 (lead selection)||Prothrombin
Exotoxin A (PE)
|Step 3 (matrix testing)||Insulin
Free light chanins (kappa)
|Step 2 (library screening)||C1-Inhibitor
Interferon alpha/beta, hIL2
GM-CSF, hCG, Protein C
FV, FX, FXI, FXII, FXIII, FH
|Step 1 (Immunization)||tPA||
Free light chains (lamdba)
Learn more about specific projects:
- Increase the yield of FSH, a biosimilar, by the specific purification of the intact FSH, deploying mild elution
- Reduced the steps and develop an IgA purification platform
- Purify recFVIII, reducing HCP and ensuring viral clearance
- Separate not correctly formatted molecules from each other
CaptureSelect™ service customers include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genmab, Octapharma, LFB Biomanufacturing, Sanofi and others.
Life Technologies has set up a unique, milestone-based service for the development of product and/or process specific affinity solutions tailored to a target protein and its specific requirements.
The custom ligand can be further developed into an affinity resin that can be used in large scale processing of biopharmaceuticals.
- Immunization with the target protein following our standard protocols
- Serum Tests to check reactivity towards the target
- Construction of VHH expression libraries for screening
- Screening of VHH fragments for binding to target under defined binding conditions using ELISA and/or label free binding analysis
- Positive ligands are further tested on possible cross-binding to defined relevant proteins.
- Suitable elution buffers are incorporated during screening using capture based ELISA assays
- VHH ligands are recloned into our yeast expression system for small scale production and immobilized onto appropriate resins
- Evaluation of process conditions in small scale affinity columns
- Larger scale production of top candidates from work package 3 for evaluation at customer’s site
- Select final lead
Following the custom ligand program the customer will have the option to further develop this into an affinity resin that can be used in large scale processing of biopharmaceuticals
For more information on CaptureSelect™ products and services please contact us.