Special Issue "Membrane Processes for the Purification of Biopharmaceutics"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Fundamentals of Membrane Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Youngbin Baek
Guest Editor
Department of Biotechnology, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul 02844, Korea
Interests: membrane bioseparation; biotherapeutic formulation; ultrafiltration/diafiltration (UF/DF); virus filters; water purification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membranes have important uses in the downstream purification of biotherapeutics (i.e., monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins) for initial clarification, sterile filtration, virus removal, product concentration, and formulation. These membrane processes are operated in either normal-flow filtration (NFF) or tangential-flow filtration (TFF) modes as needed. In the significantly increased market of biopharmaceutics with the recent development of biosimilar and biobetter products, membranes play a key role in these purification processes.

This Special Issue on “Membrane Processes for the Purification of Biopharmaceutics” of Membranes seeks contributions to assess the state-of-art technologies and future developments for continuous downstream processes in the field of membrane bioseparation, including but not limited to sterile filter, virus filter, and ultrafiltration (UF)/diafiltration (DF) processes.

Prof. Youngbin Baek
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • biotherapeutics
  • sterile filter
  • virus filter
  • ultrafiltration (UF)
  • diafiltration (DF)
  • microfiltration (MF)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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