Recent Patents on Biotechnology

Nikolaos Labrou
Laboratory of Enzyme Technology, Department of Biotechnology
Agricultural University of Athens Iera Odos 75, Gr-118 55


Plasmid DNA Manufacturing Technology

Author(s): Aaron E. Carnes and James A. Williams

Affiliation: Nature Technology Corporation, 4701 Innovation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521, USA.


Today, plasmid DNA is becoming increasingly important as the next generation of biotechnology products (gene medicines and DNA vaccines) make their way into clinical trials, and eventually into the pharmaceutical marketplace. This review summarizes recent patents and patent applications relating to plasmid manufacturing, in the context of a comprehensive description of the plasmid manufacturing intellectual property landscape. Strategies for plasmid manufacturers to develop or in-license key plasmid manufacturing technologies are described with the endpoint of efficiently producing kg quantities of plasmid DNA of a quality that meets anticipated European and FDA quality specifications for commercial plasmid products.

Keywords: Plasmid, DNA vaccine, gene therapy, fermentation, purification, alkaline lysis, downstream processing

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Article Details

Page: [151 - 166]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/187220807780809436
Price: $100