Approaches to the Conformational Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals

Front Cover
CRC Press, Dec 15, 2009 - Medical - 366 pages
0 Reviews

The activity of many biopharmaceutical polymers is dependent on conformation, and the next several years will see increased interest in the conformational analysis of these polymers resulting from the development of biosimilar or "follow-on" biological products. While a wide variety of approaches to analysis exists, finding the most viable ones would be much easier with a consolidated reference that details the benefits and cost of each approach, with an emphasis on real results and real products.

Explores the Growing Role of Conformational Analysis in Comparing Generic Biopharmaceuticals

Approaches to the Conformational Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals gathers the most useful techniques and methods into a single volume, putting the greatest emphasis on those approaches that have proven the most fruitful. Rather than cover specific uses of techniques in detail, this book provides commercial biotechnologists and researchers with the information and references they need to make good choices about the technology they choose to use. With a large number of references that direct readers to primary source material, it includes studies drawn from the gamut of current literature, covering physical methods, such as differential scanning calorimetry, light scanning, and analytical ultracentrifugation. It also addresses chemical methods, such as hydrogen–deuterium exchange and trace labeling, along with infrared, ultraviolet, and Raman spectroscopy.

Written by Roger Lundblad, a true pioneer in protein science, this volume supplies the necessary information researchers need to access when deciding on the most cost-effective approach, including:

  • Comparability of biopharmaceuticals
  • Characterization of follow-on biologics
  • Quality attributes of protein biopharmaceuticals
  • Confrontational analysis of biopharmaceutical products

With a clear focus on relevant commercial biotechnology, this book belongs on the shelves of those serious researchers who are paving the way for the next generation of biopharmaceutical polymers.


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Issues and Methods
Chapter 2 Comparability of Biotechnological Biological Products and Biological Generics
Chapter 3 Application of Native Electrophoresis for the Study of Protein Conformation
Affinity Chromatography Including Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography in the Study of Biopolymer Conformation
Chapter 5 SizeExclusion Chromatography and Biomolecular Conformation
Chapter 6 Use of Analytical Ultracentrifugation to Study Biomolecular Conformation
Chapter 7 Use of Differential Scanning Calorimetry to Measure Conformational Change in Proteins and Other Biomacromolecules
Chapter 8 Light Scattering and Biomacromolecular Conformation
Chapter 14 Use of Optical Rotatory Dispersion and Circular Dichroism to Study Therapeutic Biomacromolecule Conformation
Chapter 15 Use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for the Characterization of Biotherapeutic Products
Chapter 16 Use of Chemical Probes for the Study of Protein Conformation
Chapter 17 Use of Hydrogen Exchange in the Study of Biopharmaceutical Conformation
Chapter 18 Use of Chemical Modification for the Conformational Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals
Chapter 19 Use of Immunology to Characterize Biopharmaceutical Conformation
Chapter 20 Use of Limited Proteolysis to Study the Conformation of Proteins of Biotechnological Interest
Chapter 21 Other Technologies for the Characterization of Conformational Change in Biopharmaceuticals

Chapter 9 Use of Luminescence to Measure Conformational Change in Biopharmaceuticals with Emphasis on Protein and Protein Drug Products
Chapter 10 NearInfrared Spectroscopy and Macromolecular Conformation
Chapter 11 Use of MidInfrared and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy to Study Conformation of Biomacromolecules
Chapter 12 Use of Raman Spectroscopy to Evaluate Biopharmaceutical Conformation
Chapter 13 Use of UVVIS Spectrophotometry for the Characterization of Biopharmaceutical Products
Chapter 22 Development of an Experimental Approach for the Study of the Conformation of a Biological Therapeutic Product
Back cover

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

After postdoctoral work at Rockefeller University, New York, Dr. Roger L. Lundblad joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968. He joined the Hyland division of Baxter Healthcare in 1990. Currently, he is an independent consultant and biotechnology writer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is an adjunct professor of pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an editor in chief of the Internet Journal of Genomics and Proteomics.

Bibliographic information