Semba Biosciences introduces a new multicolumn continuous chromatography platform; dramatically reducing the cost to develop and manufacture biological drugs.

MADISON, WI (January 24, 2017) – Semba Biosciences is proud to introduce its versatile and easy to use multicolumn continuous chromatography platform for process development and GMP compliant, single-use manufacturing.

Many of the latest drug candidates are antibodies and other proteins that hold great promise to more effectively treat a variety of cancers and other diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. These drugs currently are extremely expensive to produce, in large part due to the chromatography steps required for their purification. Semba’s continuous chromatography technology reduces the cost of these steps by as much as 80%.

Robert Mierendorf, Ph.D., President and CEO stated “We are thrilled to provide manufacturers with the opportunity to lower drug costs and increase patient access to life-saving therapies. The new systems are inspired by our Octave™ valve technology, which has proven to be robust, versatile, and easy to use for hundreds of applications.”

Semba ProPD™ and Semba ProGMP™ Systems

These systems convert inefficient batch protocols to highly productive continuous processes, while also improving product quality and consistency. The patented valve technology supports high flow velocities to maximize productivity and dramatically reduce chromatographic media costs. The control system enables seamless transfer from process development to manufacturing, which saves time when scaling up. The single-use flow path on the ProGMP System eliminates the need for cleaning and validation between runs.

About Semba Biosciences

Semba Biosciences, Inc. is a life science company founded in 2005. The company provides innovative instruments, reagents, and methods for high-performance purification of biomolecules and chemicals to the worldwide life science community. Semba is dedicated to developing easy to use continuous chromatography equipment that achieves the highest purity, recovery, and productivity possible.