A novel method for the production of adenoviral vectors on a scale sufficient to support most research applications and early phase clinical trials is presented. This method utilizes serum-free cell culture medium and a hollow fiber cell culture apparatus. Significantly less time and space are required than in conventional methods, and the resulting adenovirus is collected in a much smaller volume, simplifying the purification steps. The protocol described is a reproducible, convenient, biologically safe, and environmentally sound method for the production of adenoviral vectors for laboratory use and has the potential to scale-up the adenovirus production for clinical use.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)