Purification steps account for up to 80% of the manufacturing costs of most biological drugs. In the vaccine industry, purification processes are particularly complex as vaccines aim at protecting healthy people. Any contaminant must be removed via multiple elimination steps, which comes at the expense of product recovery: yields are low, product costs are high. Technically, this is partly due to the lack of specific capture systems for “positive” separation of the vaccine from its environment. The EU co-funded project DiViNe will tackle these technical and cost issues with innovative nanotechnology-based answers.
The concept of “positive“ vaccines purification by affinity chromatography will be developed to obtain high yields at affordable cost with a sustainable approach of water recycling at low energy consumption. For more information, please visit: http://divineproject.eu
Funding framework: This project is co-funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020, the European programme for research and innovation.