First Compact All-in-One Chromatography Equipment for Small-Scale Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
Product News Mar 30, 2011
The Chromatography Station includes Bio-Rad’s Process Skid 00, the industry’s first compact skid designed for small-scale GMP biopharmaceutical manufacturing. It also incorporates one of Bio-Rad’s process chromatography columns and Bio-Rad’s new PrepStation, which enables media transfer and column lifting. This compact design can be scalable to larger skids.
Process engineers can simplify column preparation from slurry transfer to unpacking and cleaning by choosing either preprogrammed or manual methods for all functions of the process chromatography column and Process Skid 00. This enables customers to completely automate these processes with reproducible and traceable results.
“Prior to the integrated design of Chromatography Station, users purchased chromatography systems, columns, and packing accessories in separate units,” said Emily Dale, Division Marketing Manager of Bio-Rad’s Process Chromatography Division. “Such standalone systems required the use of valuable clean room space, leaving biopharmaceutical manufacturers with limited options for small-scale production. The Chromatography Station addresses these issues, providing users with the same feature functionality as Bio-Rad’s Process Chromatography Skid 01 through 05 in a compact, affordable design.”
Key Benefits of the Chromatography Station
The InPlace Control Console provides the same automation features as the Chromatography Station for standalone InPlace process chromatography columns ranging in diameters from 18 cm to 2 m using conventional skids and media transfer. Existing InPlace columns can be upgraded to the automated InPlace Control Console.