CHO HCP ELISA Assay Kit
The CHO HCP ELISA Assay Kit is For Research Use Only
Size: 1×96 wells
Sensitivity: 0.188 ng/mL
Calibrator Range: 0.312 – 20 ng/mL
Sample Size: 100 uL
Sample Type: Cell Culture Supernatant and other Biological Preparations
Incubations Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
A variety of proteins which are used as therapeutic agents in humans and animals are produced through recombinant expression in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. The manufacturing and purification process of these products tends to leave the potential for contamination by Host Cell Proteins (HCPs) from CHO cells, which may result in adverse toxic or immunological reactions that ultimately affect the efficacy of the therapeutic agent. The simple, objective and semi-quantitative ELISA is a highly sensitive method that aids in purification process development, process control, quality control and product release testing optimally.
This assay is based on the Sandwich ELISA procedure. Samples containing CHO HCPs are reacted with already coated affinity purified capture anti-CHO HCP antibody. Following an incubation period unbound components are removed by a washing step. Then the anti-CHO HCP: HRP is added. This immunological reaction results in formation of a sandwich complex of solid phase antibody-HCP-enzyme labeled antibody. The wells are again washed to remove any unbound reactants. The TMB substrate is then added to the well. The amount of hydrolyzed substrate is read on a microtiter plate reader and it is directly proportional to the concentration of CHO HCPs present.