Case Study

Driving Productivity In Protein Purification

Source: GE Healthcare Life Sciences

By Per Lidén (GE Healthcare Life Sciences), Svend Kjær (Cancer Research UK) and Mark Cooper (Abcam)

Crucial to the successful operation of any research laboratory is the ability to efficiently generate purified proteins for further investigation and analysis. In addition to timely delivery, researchers also demand a protein product which is pure, stable and active – it is crucial for antibodies to have the necessary binding activity and enzymes must be fully functional.

How a laboratory, or indeed a company or institution as a whole, goes about addressing these needs, can vary significantly and there are a range of technologies, workflows and organisational structures that can be implemented.