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Advancements in Insect-Cell Baculovirus Expression Vector Platform for Production of Recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus-Based Gene Delivery Vectors
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  • Pranav Joshi,
  • Alina Venereo-Sanchez,
  • Parminder Chahal,
  • Amine Kamen
Pranav Joshi
McGill University
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Alina Venereo-Sanchez
McGill University
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Parminder Chahal
National Research Council Canada
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Amine Kamen
McGill University
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Abstract

Despite rapid progress in the field, scalable high-yield production of AAV is still one of the critical bottlenecks the manufacturing sector is facing. The insect cell-baculovirus expression vector system (IC-BEVS) has emerged as a mainstream platform for a scalable production of recombinant proteins with clinically approved products for human use. In this review, we provide a detailed overview on advancements in IC-BEVS for rAAV production. Since the first report of baculovirus induced production of rAAV in insect cells in 2002, this platform has undergone significant evolutions. The original three baculovirus system was improved to enhance expression stability and further streamlined to reduce the number of baculoviruses to two and eventually one. The one baculovirus system consisting of an inducible packaging insect cell line was further improved to enhance the AAV vector quality and potency. In parallel, implementation of advanced manufacturing approaches and control of critical processing parameters have demonstrated promising results with process validation in large scale bioreactor runs. Moreover, optimization of molecular design of vectors to enable higher cell-specific yield of functional AAV particles in combination with bioprocess intensification strategies may further contribute to addressing current and future manufacturing challenges.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

19 Apr 2020Submitted to Biotechnology Journal
21 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
23 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Jul 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
27 Jul 20201st Revision Received
28 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
28 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
28 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
28 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major