ProGMP™ front/operator interface
IPEC recently completed a project assisting Semba Biosciences of Madison, WI with design and fabrication services for their new ProGMP™ 150 Chromatography System. The commercially-available ProGMP™ is a compact portable multicolumn continuous chromatography system that dramatically increases productivity for downstream biomanufacturing, including vaccine and therapeutic antibody production. The efficiency and productivity of this system are enhanced by the proprietary valve system, control software and single-use fluidics pathway. These key features enable pharmaceutical manufacturers to employ a continuous process that significantly reduces time and material costs relative to current batch technology.
IPEC worked closely with Semba to evolve this new system from their existing Octave® platform, which is configured for use in bench-scale reseach and process development. The IPEC and Semba project teams collaborated on several key design aspects:
ProGMP™ conceptual rendering
ProGMP™ rear/column rack
At IPEC, we are excited to continue this manufacturing partnership as Semba begins to deploy these units to a growing list of customers in the rapidly-expanding single-use market. Interested customers are encouraged to contact Semba directly to discuss opportunities.