Hydroxyapatite Chromatography

Hydroxyapatite Chromatography

Hydroxyapatite (HA) has become one of the best characterized multimodal chromatography media in existence, with valuable research and industrial applications throughout the field of bioprocessing. Its combination of cation exchange and calcium-affinity mechanisms have given it the ability to achieve separations that no other chromatography media can match, and it continues to provide unique solutions for emerging challenges in the field.  

HA is a naturally occurring crystalline compound with the structural formula of Ca5(PO4)3OH. Its formula creates an impression that calcium residues are the dominant feature of the crystal surfaces, but most of them are involved in maintaining subsurface structure. This leaves phosphate residues as the dominant surface feature. Instead of the 5:3 Ca:P ratio that might be expected, surface ratios average closer to 1:6. 


HA is specifically developed for the purification of biological samples, such as antibodies and DNA, the separation of impurities from the native antibody (intact/monomer) and the isolation of single-stranded from double-stranded DNA.


Ca⁺⁺Pure-HA™ is a hydroxyapatite media which provides exceptional separation properties and unequalled selectivity and resolution for multiple classes of biomolecules. The highly selective and robust nature of Ca⁺⁺Pure-HA™ offers the flexibility to use this resin at any stage in a process from capture to final polishing.

Key applications for use of Ca⁺⁺Pure-HA™ include the purification of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, including IgG, IgA and IgM, IgG Fab regions, the purification of antibody fragments, the isolation of single-stranded from double-stranded DNA and the purification of fusion and phosphoproteins.

Structure of Ca⁺⁺Pure-HA™


Ca⁺⁺Pure-HA™ resin has been sintered at high temperatures for increased mechanical and pH stability, allowing it to withstand the rigors of industrial-scale applications. Ca⁺⁺Pure-HA™ has a demonstrated dynamic binding capacity (DBC), at 5% breakthrough, of 55 mg mAb/mg resin at 5 minute residence time



Particle size (mean) 39 µm Visit the Ca⁺⁺Pure-HA™ product page 
Pressure rating 10 MPa
Shipped as dry powder
pH stability 6.5 - 14
Shelf life 10 years