Setting Records with Fast Glycan Technology

Mar 17, 2017 | Biopharma, Blogs | 0 comments

There is a lot of talk going around in the lab, and it has to do with the newly released Fast Glycan Labeling and Analysis technology. Where once research analysts needed to set aside days to perform glycan analysis, now takes an hour or so. Glycans are immediately identified by the software – so no need for data interpretation. That’s up to 5x faster than HILIC.


Short and simple 60-minute sample prep, followed by a 5-minute high-resolution separation provide immediate glycan identification and quantitation. Since glycan identification is automated, the Fast Glycan technology also eliminates the need for manual database searches while removing the potential for human error from the process.

Bioprocess International recognized our Fast Glycan technology and awarded it the 2016 Best Technology Application – Analytical Award.

Based on magnetic bead technology, it does not require centrifugation or advanced pipetting techniques, making the assay suitable for manual pipetting as well as automation. Researchers can, therefore, quickly detect changes in glycosylation, helping profile glycans that may effect changes in function, efficacy, and clearance of their biologics.

What does this mean for your lab, and how can you test the process yourself? To help you better understand the process, researchers documented the Fast Glycan Labeling and Analysis technology for N-glycosylation analysis in the following application note, “High-Resolution Separation and Identification in Minutes.”

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