: Field-flow fractionation (FFF) is a family of single-phase separative techniques exploited to gently separate and characterize nano- and microsystems in suspension. These techniques cover an extremely wide dynamic range and are able to separate analytes in an interval between a few nm to 100 µm size-wise (over 15 orders of magnitude mass-wise). They are flexible in terms of mobile phase and can separate the analytes in native conditions, preserving their original structures/properties as much as possible. Molecular biology is the branch of biology that studies the molecular basis of biological activity, while biotechnology deals with the technological applications of biology. The areas where biotechnologies are required include industrial, agri-food, environmental, and pharmaceutical. Many species of biological interest belong to the operational range of FFF techniques, and their application to the analysis of such samples has steadily grown in the last 30 years. This work aims to summarize the main features, milestones, and results provided by the application of FFF in the field of molecular biology and biotechnology, with a focus on the years from 2000 to 2022. After a theoretical background overview of FFF and its methodologies, the results are reported based on the nature of the samples analyzed.

Field-Flow Fractionation in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology / Giordani S.; Marassi V.; Placci A.; Zattoni A.; Roda B.; Reschiglian P.. - In: MOLECULES. - ISSN 1420-3049. - ELETTRONICO. - 28:17(2023), pp. 6201.1-6201.38. [10.3390/molecules28176201]

Field-Flow Fractionation in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Giordani S.;Marassi V.
;
Placci A.;Zattoni A.
;
Roda B.;Reschiglian P.
2023

Abstract

: Field-flow fractionation (FFF) is a family of single-phase separative techniques exploited to gently separate and characterize nano- and microsystems in suspension. These techniques cover an extremely wide dynamic range and are able to separate analytes in an interval between a few nm to 100 µm size-wise (over 15 orders of magnitude mass-wise). They are flexible in terms of mobile phase and can separate the analytes in native conditions, preserving their original structures/properties as much as possible. Molecular biology is the branch of biology that studies the molecular basis of biological activity, while biotechnology deals with the technological applications of biology. The areas where biotechnologies are required include industrial, agri-food, environmental, and pharmaceutical. Many species of biological interest belong to the operational range of FFF techniques, and their application to the analysis of such samples has steadily grown in the last 30 years. This work aims to summarize the main features, milestones, and results provided by the application of FFF in the field of molecular biology and biotechnology, with a focus on the years from 2000 to 2022. After a theoretical background overview of FFF and its methodologies, the results are reported based on the nature of the samples analyzed.
2023
Field-Flow Fractionation in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology / Giordani S.; Marassi V.; Placci A.; Zattoni A.; Roda B.; Reschiglian P.. - In: MOLECULES. - ISSN 1420-3049. - ELETTRONICO. - 28:17(2023), pp. 6201.1-6201.38. [10.3390/molecules28176201]
Giordani S.; Marassi V.; Placci A.; Zattoni A.; Roda B.; Reschiglian P.
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