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Rapid high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of adenovirus type 5 particles with a prototype anion-exchange analytical monolith column

R. J. Whitfield, S. E. Battom, M. Barut, D. E. Gilham, P. D. Ball

Journal of Chromatography A, 1216 (2009) 2725-2729

To support effective process development there is a requirement for rapid analytical methods that can identify and quantitate adenoviral particles throughout the manufacturing process, from cellular lysate through to purified adenovirus. An anion-exchange high-performance liquid chromatography method for the analysis of adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) particles has been developed using a novel quaternary amine monolithic column (Bio-Monolith QA, Agilent). The developed method separates intact Ad5 from contaminating proteins and DNA, thus allowing analysis of non-purified samples during process development. Regeneration conditions were incorporated to extend the functional life of the column. Once developed, the method was qualified according to performance criteria of repeatability, intermediate precision and linearity. The linear working range of analysis was established between 7.5 × 108 to at least 2.4 × 1010 viral particles (3 × 1010 to 9.6 × 1011 viral particles/mL), with a correlation coefficient of 0.9992. Relative standard deviations (RSDs) for intra- and inter-day repeatability and precision for retention time and peak area were less than 1 and 2.5%, respectively.

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