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Introduction to Biopharmaceutical HPLC and LC-MS Analysis

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Introduction to Bio-Molecule Mass Spectrometry


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This course is suitable for those who are new to field of biopharmaceutical analysis, who come from a background of small molecule analysis or are looking for a refresher / update.

This course covers all major aspects of biopharmaceutical and biomolecule HPLC and LC-MS analysis and characterisation. We review the current and future pharmaceutical marketplace as well as examining what constitutes a biopharmaceutical, how they differ from traditional small molecules and their critical quality attributes.  We then thoroughly investigate the range of techniques required to fully characterise and analyse these molecules using a wide range chromatographic modes and detection techniques.  

Who is this course for
This course is suitable for those who are new to the field of biopharmaceutical analysis, who come from a background of small molecule analysis or are looking for a refresher / update

Previous knowledge
This course caters for all experience levels - the only advantage is to have a working knowledge of HPLC and MS

What you will learn
You will gain a thorough understanding of the biopharmaceutical market place and how they differ from conventional pharmaceuticals. You will gain a deep understanding of how biopharmaceuticals are analysed using a suite of liquid chromatography techniques and characterised using mass spectrometry

Course Content  

Biopharmaceuticals Introduction
• The marketplace
• Manufacturing processes
• Biopharmaceutical development
• Biosimilars and Biobetters
• Biopharmaceuticals overview
• Biochemistry
• Biopharmaceutical critical quality attributes

Biopharmaceutical Mass Spectrometry
• Modes of ionisation – ESI vs. MALDI
• Mass analyser requirements
• Modes of fragmentation
• Spectrum deconvolution
• Identification of modification sites

Biopharmaceutical Chromatographic Analysis:
• Sample preparation
• Proteolytic digestion
• Reversed Phase – Intact and subunits
• Reversed Phase – Peptide analysis
• Reversed Phase – Ion pair chromatography
• Reversed Phase – Amino acid analysis
• HILIC – Polar fragments and glycan analysis
• Ion Exchange – Charge variant analysis
• Size Exclusion – Aggregate and fragment analysis

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