GMP Cell Banking
PackGene is well versed in the development and maintenance of regulatory-compliant, robust, and traceable bacteria banks that are critical for GMP plasmid production.
PackGene has the experience needed to establish and maintain high-quality GMP bacterial banks including both master and working cell banks. We offer flexible bacteria banking options with a variety of established production and quality control processes to meet your specific needs. Our expert team will work with you to design a customized project proposal that includes quality control and quality assurance assay standards that dictate final plasmid release requirements based on your specific needs.
|Plasmid Yield||Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry (A260)|
|Final Product Appearance Testing||Plasmid Visual Testing|
|Host Cell Identity||Bacterial Colony Morphology|
|Host Cell Identity||Gram Stain Analysis|
|Physiological and Biochemical Detection||IMViC test|
|Host Cell Purity||LB Agar|
|Cell Bank Viability||CFU/mL plate count analysis|
|Antibiotic Resistance||CFU isolation on multiple antibiotic and antibiotic-free plates|
|Phage Contamination||Plate bacterial cells on media containing no antibiotics|
|DNA Homogeneity||Densitometry analysis of EtBr stained AGE|
|Identity||EtBr stained agarose gel electrophoresis|
|Restriction Digest||EtBr stained agarose gel electrophoresis|
|Plasmid Identity||Double Stranded Primer Walking Sequencing.|
|Plasmid Retention||Antibiotic Typing|
|Plasmid copy number||Report|
|Test Item||Test Method|
|Plasmid loss rate||Agar plate colony counting|
|Plasmid restriction enzyme map||Restriction enzyme digestion|
|Plasmid sequence||Sanger sequencing (outsourced)|
|Culture purity||Should exhibit typical Escherichia coli colony morphology, with colonies being creamy white, smooth, circular in shape, with well-defined edges, and no other contaminating bacteria growth.|
|Antibiotic resistance||Should meet the requirements|
|Plasmid copy number||qPCR|
Are pH measurements required, and is a large amount of sample wasted to carry out pH measurements?
Measurement of pH is a mandatory for the release of rAAV Fast Service deliverables. A micro pH electrode may be used to save sample and thus the required sample volume to perform pH measurements is only ~15uL-100uL.
What is loading?
In accordance with the Pharmacopoeia General Rules 0942, we use the minimum filling quantity inspection method for detecting sample loading quantity.
How to interpret A260/A280 value?
A260/A280 is the ratio of sample absorbance measured at wavelengths of 260nm and 280nm. This measure is commonly thought to represent the ratio of DNA to protein in a sample. For rAAV, A260/A280 can used as a measure of the full to empty shell rate and to identify protein contamination. Low A260/A280 levels may suggest that the empty shell rate is high. Alternatively, high A260/A280 may suggest that the sample has been contaminated with proteins that are not incorporated into the AAV capsid shell. The greatest advantages of this measure are its convenience and speed.
What tests are performed to differentiate rAAV capsid proteins from specific protein impurities?
SDS-PAGE is used to identify rAAV capsid proteins. In addition, SDS-PAGE can be used to directly identify specific protein impurities including the presence of host proteins, BSA, or degraded AAV capsid proteins.
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