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Crucell and DSM Hit Pharmaceutical Technology Milestone

10:24 AM MDT | June 16, 2008 | Alex Scott

Percivia, a biotech research business jointly owned by biotech firm Crucell (Leiden, the Netherlands) and DSM, says it has significantly raised the yield of its mammalian cell-based technology for producing therapeutic proteins. From the latest test results Percivia says its PER.C6 human cell line, in conjunction with XD Technology generated a record yield of more than 27 grams/liter of therapeutic proteins. The increase compares with a yield in March of this year of just 15 grams/liter. This milstone was achieved using standard bioreactor equipment and readily...

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