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Keywords:

  • Cell;
  • Cell structure;
  • Monolith;
  • Virus;
  • VLP

Monoliths are today probably the most studied chromatographic supports. There are plethora of publications dealing with different aspects of their preparation, characterization, and applications. The reason for this interest is their inherent properties related to their particular structure, like ease of preparation in various volumes, fast analytics at low pressure and room temperature, and high productivity as a consequence of flow-unaffected properties, especially important for isolation of large biological molecules. Because of that, structure of several monoliths was optimized for analytics and purification of biologic nanoparticles like viruses, virus-like particles (VLPs), cells structures, or even intact cells. In this review, some recent applications of monoliths in the field of bioparticle isolation are described and results are discussed in terms of particular monolith properties.