22 Jan 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: PerkinElmer launched JanusBioTx Pro automated workstation for improved process development of protein therapeutics. Designed for high throughput and small scale protein purification, it accommodates multiple chromatography modes, including column, tip and batch. This eliminates the need for multiple instruments, resulting in more efficient and cost effective sample processing.
"Sample preparation for protein characterization can be a time consuming and tedious process," said Mr Kevin Hrusovsky, president, life sciences and technology, PerkinElmer.
He added, "Automating this function frees up valuable research time and enables scientists to obtain critical information earlier in the protein development pipeline. This is particularly important to support quality by design experimentation in both upstream and downstream processes to improve product quality and reduce development time."
The JanusBioTx Pro enables small scale purification in the range of micro grams-to-milli grams of proteins on one system instead of three individual dedicated systems, supporting the use of commercially available plate and column-based screening tools like GE PreDictor plates, PhyNexus PhyTip columns and Atoll columns. Applications for the workstation include resin binding studies and conditions screening.