Production of recombinant protein therapeutics in cultivated mammalian cells
Cultivated mammalian cells have become the dominant system for the production of recombinant proteins for clinical applications because of their capacity for proper protein folding, assembly and post-translational modification. Thus, the quality and efficacy of a protein can be superior when expressed in mammalian cells versus other hosts such as bacteria, plants and yeast. Recently, the productivity of mammalian cells cultivated in bioreactors has reached the gram per liter range in a number of cases, a more than 100-fold yield improvement over titers seen for similar processes in the mid-1980s. This increase in volumetric productivity has resulted mainly from improvements in media composition and process control. Opportunities still exist for improving mammalian cell systems through further advancements in production systems as well as through vector and host cell engineering.
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Keywords: Animals ; *Bioreactors ; Cell Culture Techniques/instrumentation/*methods ; Cells ; Cultured ; Genetic Enhancement/*methods ; Humans ; Mammals ; Protein Engineering/*methods ; Recombinant Proteins/*biosynthesis/*therapeutic use ; Transfection/*methods
Laboratory of Cellular Biotechnology, Institute of Biological Engineering and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. florian@firstname.lastname@example.org
Record created on 2007-06-05, modified on 2016-08-08