Platform purification of clinical quality bacteriophage
Presenter: Aleš Štrancar
Date: August 27, 2020
2nd Bacteriophage Therapy Summit 2020 (digital event)
Many of the most compelling applications of bacteriophages involve human therapy, some pertinent to gene therapy, others to antibiotic replacement. These applications require removal of host cell contaminants to acceptable levels, including proteins, DNA and, most of all, endotoxins. This presentation will highlight some of the challenges with effective endotoxin removal, and introduce a new chromatography product that achieves good endotoxin removal while maintaining high recovery of bacteriophage. Case study data will be shared documenting the performance of a platform purification method that enable complete bacteriophage purification within a single shift. Fast analytical methods for qualification of raw materials and tracking phages through the steps of a purification process will also be presented.