A monoclonal antibody against recombinant thermostable α-amylase produced by Escherichia coli was isolated from serum-free medium and immobilized on Sepharose 4B. The adsorption equilibrium between α-amylase and the immobilized immuno-adsorbent showed a Langmuir type isotherm. The breakthrough curve calculated numerically using the averaged volumetric coefficient coincided well with the experimental data. More than 90% of the activity of bound α-amylase could be recovered by eluting with glycine-HCl buffer (pH 2.5). The elution profile at pH 2.5 became sharper with increasing temperature. By using an immuno-affinity column, the recombinant α-amylase produced by E. coli could be purified homogeneously from crude extract enzyme solution with two-step elution.