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Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4), coupled with a multiangle laser light scattering detector (MALLS), has the potential to develop into a crucial technique for the evaluation of virus product purity. It is already one of the main assays in several cases of gene therapy product development. For further information please follow the link

Dynamic light scattering is an established analytical technique in the field of gene therapy product development. The size range of virus-based APIs (ca. 20-500 nm) lies well within the detection range of DLS (ca. 0.5- 1 μm). Dynamic light scattering is used to collect particle size distributions. The technique is robust and offers fast screening of large numbers of samples. For further information please follow the link

Sedimentation velocity analytical ultracentrifugation (SV-AUC) has the potential to become one of the most crucial techniques for quality evaluation of gene therapy products. Owing to their considerable size, intact viruses pose a challenge in analytics. However, our scientists have already tackled this problem before and use their experience to provide you with a custom-tailored method that is applicable to your complex samples. Please follow the link for more information.

Depending on the size of your API, particle size determination (between 1 nm and 1 μm ) may be one of the most important steps for the monitoring of your drug product’s quality. ZentriForce Pharma offers a wide range of techniques to collect data on quality and stability properties of APIs. For further information please follow the link

Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) based APIs are currently one of the major focuses in gene therapy.  Up to now they are not know to cause any diseases by themselves and they only cause mild immune responses. As they are part of the dependoparvovirus they cannot replicate without confection with a helper virus. These very facts makes them easy to handle and comparably safe in use. Additionally, the small size (22 nm) of AAV allow an comparably easy analysis in comparison to much larger virus based APIs. For more information about analytical strategies for AAV products please follow the link.

In this subsection we address all gene therapy products that are not viruses or AAVs. Our scientists have worked with a wide range of different gene therapy products, ranging from small DNA / RNA complexes over lyposome-based carrier systems to viruses that are several hundred nanometers in size.  The topic of gene therapy shows such a diversity of approaches that we are not able to cover all current and future development categories. Therefore, in this chapter we try to provide information that is valid for most of them. For more information about analytical strategies for gene therapy products please follow the link.


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Virus Development

This subsection covers all non-AAV virus-based APIs. As most of them are much larger than AAVs (up to several hundred nanometers), different analytical approaches must be applied. The analytical strategy is strongly dependent on the properties of the respective virus that is used in your product.

Sedimentation Velocity Analytical Ultracentrifugation (SV-AUC) for Virus Development

Owing to their considerable size, intact viruses pose a challenge in analytics. However, our scientists have tackled this problem before and use their experience to provide you with a custom-tailored method that is applicable to your complex samples.  In addition to particle size distributions that give information on purity, SV-AUC can provide data on the nature of the observed species, including molecular weight, UV signal ratio 260 nm/ 280 nm, sedimentation coefficient and shape information. Its versatility makes SV-AUC one of the most powerful stability and quality indicating techniques in the field of gene therapy. For more information please visit our virus specific AUC service page.

Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Services for Virus Development

Dynamic light scattering is an established analytical technique in the field of gene therapy product development. The size range of virus-based APIs (ca. 20 – 500 nm) lies well within the detection range of DLS (ca. 0.5 nm – 1 μm). Dynamic light scattering is used to collect particle size distributions. The technique is robust, fast screening of large numbers of samples is possible.  Please visit our virus specific DLS service page for more information.

Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation (AF4) Services for Virus Development

Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4), coupled with a multi-angle laser light scattering detector (MALLS) has the potential to develop into a crucial technique for the evaluation of virus product purity. It is already one of the main assays within several cases of gene therapy product development. The size range of virus based (ca. 20 – 500 nm) APIs are challenging for traditional techniques. Even the smallest virus-based (ca. 20 nm) APIs are a hurdle for traditional methods such as size exclusion chromatography (SEC). The larger viruses (up to several hundred nm) are impossible to access with traditional techniques. Therefore, new analytical approaches must be established. Please visit our virus specific AF4 service page for more information. 

Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractonation (AF4), coupled with a multi-angle laser light scattering detector (MALLS) has the potential to develop into a crucial technique for the evaluation of virus product purity. It is already one of the main assays within several cases of gene therapy product development. For further information please follow the link

Dynamic light scattering is an established analytical technique in the field of gene therapy product development. The size range of virus-based APIs (ca. 20-500 nm) lies well within the detection range of DLS (ca. 0.5- 1 μm). Dynamic light scattering is used to collect particle size distributions. The technique is robust and the robustness of the technique and the possibility for a fast screening of large numbers of samples. For further information please follow the link

Owing to their considerable size, intact viruses pose a challenge in analytics. However, our scientists have already tackled this problem before and use their experience to provide you with a tailored method that is applicable to complex samples.  ZentriForce Pharma is your partner for the development of a robust and specific SV-AUC method. Please follow the link for more information.

Depending on the size of your API, particle size determination (between 1 nm and 1 μm ) may be one of the most important steps for the monitoring of your drug product’s quality. ZentriForce Pharma offers a wide range of techniques to collect data on quality and stability properties of APIs. For further information please follow the link

Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) based APIs are currently one of the major focuses in gene therapy.  Up to now they are not know to cause any diseases by themselves and they only cause mild immune responses. As they are part of the dependoparvovirus they cannot replicate without confection with a helper virus. These very facts makes them easy to handle and comparably safe in use. Additionally, the small size (22 nm) of AAV allow an comparably easy analysis in comparison to much larger virus based APIs. For more information about analytical strategies for AAV products please follow the link.

In this subsection we address all gene therapy products that are not viruses or AAVs. Our scientists have worked with a wide range of different gene therapy products, ranging from small DNA / RNA complexes over lyposome-based carrier systems to viruses that are several hundred nanometers in size.  The topic of gene therapy shows such a diversity of approaches that we are not able to cover all current and future development categories. Therefore, in this chapter we try to provide information that is valid for most of them. For more information about analytical strategies for gene therapy products please follow the link.

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