Acceptable changes in quality attributes of glycosylated biopharmaceuticals

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Figure 1: Comparison of the pre- and post-change Aranesp batches measured by capillary zone electrophoresis.
Figure 2: Comparison of the different pre- and post-change batches of Rituxan/Mabthera.
Figure 3: Comparison of the different pre- and post-change batches of Enbrel.


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NK3.3 cell line was generated by J. Kornbluth, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and the cell line was obtained by Novartis from St. Louis University, St. Louis. We would like to thank J. Windisch, M. McCamish, C. Sonderegger, M. Lang-Salchner and A. Seidl from Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals for their thorough review and support.

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Schiestl, M., Stangler, T., Torella, C. et al. Acceptable changes in quality attributes of glycosylated biopharmaceuticals. Nat Biotechnol 29, 310–312 (2011) doi:10.1038/nbt.1839

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