Heldt Bioseparations Lab

How can we improve vaccine and biotherapeutic manufacturing?

Our lab focuses on the science of viral surface interactions and applies it to vaccine and viral gene therapy manufacturing, purification, and stability.

We are interested in how viruses interact with different surfaces and chemistries. This could be important in how viruses infect cells, but we focus on how we can change surfaces to improve purification and stability of viral therapies. Our goal is to better understand manufacturing and inactivation processes and bring viral therapies to market faster.

Funding for our work is gratefully received from the following and others.