Full Name: 3M Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier
Team: 3M Purification
Debut: July 2014
Field Position: Protein purification biopharma process trains
Skill Set: New class of clarifying products designed to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers achieve high product purity early in the manufacturing process, improving efficiency and process economics.
• Combines three unique technologies - advanced polymer materials, fine fiber nonwovens, and membranes
• Offers unsurpassed product purity after clarification when using a single unit operation. The defined pore size of the qualifying membrane provides tremendous removal of insoluble particles well below 0.1 um in size
• High chromatographic capacity of the Q-functional nonwoven provides substantial reduction of negatively charged, soluble impurities including DNA and HCP.
Player’s Profile: Ready for cGMP and CPP/QBD biopharmaceutical process lines
Coach’s Notes: "We designed the 3M Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier to provide the highest possible level of product protein purity early in biopharmaceutical downstream process. What is truly exciting is that by targeting the removal of particularly problematic impurities from entering the protein A column, a profound impact on the entire downstream process can be realized," said Greg Jellum, Life Sciences Process Technologies, 3M Purification. "This new product platform is a tremendous demonstration that 3M's materials-based technology engine will enable true innovation for our industry."
Scout’s Notes: "The 3M Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier is a multi-mechanism clarifying device," said Tom Martin, Global Business Manager, Life Sciences Process Technologies, 3M Purification. "This product actually represents a new class of clarifying products, with an all-synthetic construction, substantial chromatographic capability, and a defined 0.2 m pore size."
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