Curr Opin Biotechnol 2021 Jun 18;71:32-40. Epub 2021 Jun 18.
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Intact protein analysis by means of mass spectrometry has become a well-established method for the characterization of biotherapeutics. However, due to the highly complex nature of recombinant proteins, prior chromatographic separation is inevitable for a comprehensive analysis. In recent years, progress in coupling a variety of liquid chromatography-based native separation modes such as size exclusion, ion exchange and hydrophobic interaction chromatography to mass spectrometry (native LC-MS) has been reported, therefore allowing for rapid assessment of molecular mass and deep characterization of the heterogeneity of complex, recombinantly produced therapeutic proteins. Read More