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Hum Gene Ther. 2000 Oct 10;11(15):2079-91.

Purification of recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors by column chromatography and its performance in vivo.

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  • 1Institute for Human Gene Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Abstract

Recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) holds much promise for human gene therapy. While evidence indicates that AAV mediates long-term gene transfer in several different tissues, difficulty in preparing and purifying this viral vector in large quantities remains a major obstacle for evaluating AAV vectors in clinical trials. The current method of purification, based on sedimentation through cesium chloride, is not scaleable and yields product of insufficient quality. In this article we report a new technique for purifying AAV, using a fully closed two-column chromatography system. Yields of AAV vectors purified by this method are high, potency is increased, and the purity of column-purified preparations is substantially improved. We previously reported a novel method to generate AAV based on an AAV Rep/Cap-containing cell line (B50) and an Ad-AAV hybrid virus, which is amenable to scale-up in bioreactors. By combining the new, fully scaleable purification process we report here with the B50/hybrid production method, it would be feasible to prepare AAV vectors to the scale and purity required for clinical and potential commercial applications.

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