alexa Rapid analysis of charge variants of monoclonal antibodies with capillary zone electrophoresis in dynamically coated fused-silica capillary.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Author(s): He Y, Isele C, Hou W, Ruesch M

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Abstract A capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) method was developed for the rapid analysis of charge heterogeneity of immunoglobulin G (IgG) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). The separation was carried out in a short, dynamically coated fused-silica capillary. A number of separation parameters were investigated and optimized, including pH, concentration of the separation buffer (ε-amino caproic acid), concentration of the triethylenetetramine (TETA) dynamic coating, the capillary internal diameter and the field strength used for the separation. The effects of between-run flushing of the capillary and the data acquisition rate were also evaluated. Under the optimized conditions, a fast (<5 min), selective and reproducible separation of mAb charge variants was achieved under a very high electric field strength (1000 V/cm). This method also requires only a short conditioning of the capillary, with between-run conditioning completed within 2 min. The method was evaluated for specificity, sensitivity, linearity, accuracy and precision. The same separation conditions were applied to the rapid separation (2-5 min) of charge variants of multiple monoclonal antibodies with pI in the range of 7.0-9.5. Compared with other existing methods for charge variants analysis, this method has several advantages including a short run time, rapid capillary conditioning and simple sample preparation. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This article was published in J Sep Sci and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

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