July 2, 2019

Sephadex™ Size Exclusion Resin Turns 60


Do you know the story behind Sephadex, which enabled today's large-scale production of biopharmaceuticals? An inadvertent discovery in 1959 became the foundation for today's biopharma industry. This is the story of Sephadex, a product that lives on today in its original recipe.

It all started with a paper that began: ”We wish to report a simple and rapid method for the fractionation of water soluble substances.” This is what lead to the discovery.

Tags: Size Exclusion, gel filtration, bioprocess resin, anniversary