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From bench-scale to production-scale, OPUS® columns are proven pre-packed alternatives to self-packed columns.

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Breakthrough technology from
the Leader of the Pack in pre-packed columns

With an innovative side port that allows for easy resin unpacking, OPUS® 45R and OPUS® 60R Columns provide the ultimate flexibility in pre-packed column technology.

Without compromising  chromatographic performance or cleanability, the new feature helps mitigate the risk of implementing pre-packed columns in cGMP settings, and allows for re-use of the unpacked resin in other columns.

  • Innovative side port enables column unpacking after use
  • Performance and cleanability of the packed bed is maintained
  • Simple procedure allows for complete recovery of resin in <= 5 column volumes

Learn more about OPUS® 45R and 60R Columns

Sepharose®, MabSelect SuRe™, Mabselect™, Capto™, and Sephacryl™ are registered trademarks of GEHC.
POROS®, and MabCapture™ A are registered trademarks of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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Toyopearl® is a registered trademark of Tosoh Bioscience.
Prosep® is a registered trademark of EMD Millipore.


Winner for Design Excellence - Product


Award 2015 

Winner for Design Excellence - Industry


2015 CORE77

Notable Mention for Design Excellence - Commercial Equipment


OPUS Pre-packed Column

OPUS® columns are the result of expert engineering combined with deep industry knowledge and experience in downstream chromatography.

  • Unique design features
  • Reliable multi-cycle performance
  • Robust GMP-compliant construction
  • Easy cleaning and sanitization
  • Scalable performance consistent across different sizes
  • Performance maintained after shipping


OPUS 45 cm and 60 cm pre-packed columns

OPUS® 45 cm and 60 cm ID columns are the first and only pre-packed columns designed to meet the chromatography requirements of larger 1000L and 2000L single-use bioreactors.

  • Easily configured for bed height, resin, and application
  • Seamless scale-up from smaller ID columns
  • Complete documentation package for GMP use
  • Significant time and cost savings compared to conventional column technology

Production-scale OPUS® Columns

OPUS column packing

OPUS® columns are designed for use in GMP environments for the manufacturing  of clinical and commercial biologic drugs.

  • Packed in ISO Class 7 clean rooms
  • Complete Regulatory Support File
  • Certificate of Analysis for each column configuration


OPUS® Pre-packed Columns are designed for use in every step during downstream process development, including screening, process validation including viral clearance, scale-up and sample preparation.

  • OPUS® RoboColumn for automated paralolel chromatography
  • OPUS® MiniChrom for process development
  • OPUS® ValiChrom for process validation, including viral clearance
  • OPUS® 5 for scale-up
  • OPUS® CentriColumn for centrifuge sample preparation
  • OPUS® PipetColumn for manual sample preparation

OPUS® COLUMNS FOR process development

Over 19% cost savings and up to 50% labor savings (~92 FTE hours) were achieved when using the OPUS® 60 column compared to traditional self-packed columns. 


Glass column amortized over 20 campaigns, OPUS® column over 3 campaigns; 3 batches/campaign; 2 cycles/batch; no column repacks.


Substantial savings are realized because OPUS® columns offer the benefits that come with pre-packed technology:

  • No upfront capital expense
  • Reduction of CIP and cross contamination
  • Faster campaign turnaround time
  • Operational excellence (reduce labor requirements)

Data presented are estimates and subject to change.

Use the OPUS® Calculator to find out how much you can save when using OPUS® columns in your specific application.  


From quote request to routine use in GMP processes, OPUS® columns go through rigorous quality control and validation.

OPUS® chromatography columns are available pre-packed with CaptivA® resin, combining the superior process economics of CaptivA® resin with ready-to-use convenience and flexible column size options.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT CaptivA® Protein A Affinity Resin

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