Application Note

Innovative Membrane Filtration Technologies For Upstream And Downstream Bioprocessing

Pall: provider of filtration, purification and separation technologies

In bioprocessing, process development scientists and engineers regularly seek improvements in filter performance to facilitate safe, cost-effective manufacture of drug and vaccine products. The latest developments in high-performance membrane filter technology are driven by ever-increasing industry demands for accelerated fluid processing, higher throughput capacity and more robust claims related to microbial contaminant removal, along with filter user expectations including low extractables, low product adsorption, broad fluid compatibility, wettability for integrity testing and resistance to sterilization by heat or gamma-irradiation. This white paper provides an overview of the main attributes of membrane filters used in bioprocessing, and highlights how advanced design and manufacturing innovations in filter design and construction can help filter users to meet such challenges.