Special Issue "Non-Conventional Chromatography Adsorbents for Bioproduct Purification"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membranes in Life Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Hector Fernandez-Lahore
Guest Editor
Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH. Campus Ring 1, 28759, Bremen, Germany
Interests: bioprocessing; downstream processing; protein purification; enzyme technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Macromolecules and nanosized biological entities conform an important class of industrial products and scientific targets. Almost inevitably, bioproducts have to be recovered and purified -in many cases from very complex matrices- in order to conduct further studies. In the bioanalytical laboratory, the separation of biological products is key to asses final structure, behaviour and activity. In the case of industrial production, the recovery and purification of bioproducts is a critical process step. The later can influence product quality (biological activity) and overall processing costs. In recent years, a number of alternative chromatography supports have been proposed to the mentioned ends. This was triggered by the limitations encountered with conventional beaded adsorbents, particularly when dealing with an expanded portfolio of novel biological entities. Examples of non-traditional supports are membrane-based adsorbents, macro-porous structures, fibrous materials, and monoliths. This issue explores the performance and applications of alternative bioproduct adsorbents.

Prof. Dr. Hector Fernandez-Lahore
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Chromatography
  • Adsorbents, alternative
  • Cryogels
  • Monoliths
  • Membranes
  • Fibers
  • Bioproducts, capture/recovery/purification/fractionation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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