October 18-21, 2015
Process validation at Genentech requires NMR methods capable of detecting and reliably quantifying trace levels of process impurities and leachables. Measurements must be done in solutions which are far from ideal for NMR. Depending on the application, high protein and buffer concentrations, along with the presence of water, necessitate an approach to NMR measurements and data interpretation which differs greatly from traditional NMR methods. Here, we show how we deal with these complications, and how our methods may be applied to measuring the concentrations of leachables from single-use products.
Nicholas Margarian, Kate Lee, Kunal Nagpal, and Ken Skidmore, "Monitoring clearance of extractables and leachables from Single-Use Technologies by NMR" in "Single-Use Technologies: Bridging Polymer Science to Biotechnology Applications", Ekta Mahajan, Genentech, Inc., USA Gary Lye, University College London, UK Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2015). http://dc.engconfintl.org/biopoly/34