Torrance, Calif. (April 16, 2018) – Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces bioZen—a new series of LC solutions for bioseparations in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and academic research. The series encompasses both proven and entirely new media spanning two particle platforms—core-shell and thermally modified fully porous—along with new biocompatible titanium hardware. The initial bioZen product line features seven chemistries for the UHPLC and HPLC characterization of biotherapeutics such as monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates and biosimilars. The offering includes specific LC chemistries for the analysis of aggregates and total mAb, intact mass and fragments, peptide mapping, and quantitation and glycan mapping.
As an added benefit, all bioZen media, particle sizes and phases are available in Phenomenex’s new biocompatible titanium hardware, which minimizes secondary reactions, carryover and other recovery issues to provide better overall reproducibility than stainless steel hardware. It also minimizes the amount of time typically spent on column priming and does not interfere with protein or peptide integrity.
The bioZen thermally modified fully porous media is produced with Phenomenex’s proprietary post-synthetic thermal treatment process, which improves particle mechanical strength and inertness, providing significantly better peak shape and fewer unwanted secondary interactions than traditional LC media. The thermally modified media pairs well with high-efficiency bioZen Core-Shell Technology media which delivers increased resolution and sensitivity in shorter retention time windows. Both particle platforms undergo stringent QC testing to ensure consistent high quality, while all individual bioZen columns have QC protocols for specific biologic applications to confirm product performance and reproducibility.
“The bioZen series springs from our close work with customers who wanted a comprehensive product offering to cover all of their bioseparations needs,” explains Simon Lomas, senior manager of global product marketing for Phenomenex. “This is an exciting and growing portfolio of novel particles, chemistries and biocompatible hardware, supported by our industry gurus, that all combine to help our customers overcome the many challenges associated with the characterization of biologics.”
Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical research, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography solutions accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. For more information please visit www.phenomenex.com and follow the company’s blog at www.scienceunfiltered.com