The task was to identify and incorporate a pumping technology that could meet the need for accurate handling of resins for column packing in high performance radial flow chromatography (HP-RFC) systems.
Proper column packing directly affects the performance of the column. A well-packed column directly contributes to separation and efficient capture of the intended product. The better the resins are packed, the better the separation and the better the solution of the targeted proteins. However, proper packaging of a chromatography column is often easier said than done.
To develop a perfect package, many variables must be taken into account - including flow rate, back pressure and the amount of resins. The properties of the resin beads are also different; some resins are quite fragile and need to be handled with care, while others are quite rigid and can be moved with more force.