White Paper

Platform Approach To Purification Of Bacterial Capsular Polysaccharides For Vaccine Production

Source: GE Healthcare Life Sciences
Platform Approach To Purification Of Bacterial Capsular Polysaccharides For Vaccine Production

Capsular polysaccharides (CPS) of encapsulated bacterial pathogens can give rise to an effective immune response in humans, and are commonly used in vaccine production. This whitepaper offers an overview of modern tools and technologies that can facilitate CPS-based vaccine production. An alternative purification approach based on chromatography, replacing many of the ethanol and phenol extraction steps of the traditional process, is also presented. Using the proposed purification platform, 28 different CPS of three different species could be processed to high purity and yield in a secure and environmentally friendly way.