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  • 3M™ LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series Filter Cartridge

    3M ID B40070839
    • Charge-modified membrane filter that is suitable for Retention of negatively-charged biological and particulate contaminants including endotoxins
    • Nylon 6,6 filter membrane medium Inherently hydrophilic membrane for easy wet-out
    • Offers high filter area and pleated cartridge design resulting in high flow rates, low pressure drop
    • Reliable 0.2 μm validated performance and meets FDA definition of 0.2 μm sterilizing grade filter (107CFU/cm2 B. diminuta retention)
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    Product Details
    • Charge-modified membrane filter that is suitable for Retention of negatively-charged biological and particulate contaminants including endotoxins
    • Nylon 6,6 filter membrane medium Inherently hydrophilic membrane for easy wet-out
    • Offers high filter area and pleated cartridge design resulting in high flow rates, low pressure drop
    • Reliable 0.2 μm validated performance and meets FDA definition of 0.2 μm sterilizing grade filter (107CFU/cm2 B. diminuta retention)
    • Integrity test correlated with sterile filtration performance data and supported by Validation Guide
    • Robust cartridge construction allowing cartridges withstand mechanical and thermal stress including Steam In Place operations
    • Cartridges 100% integrity tested to ensures consistent performance to specifications, integrity testable pre-and post-use
    • Made under a ISO 13485 Quality Management System approved by an accrediting body
    • Materials of construction tested for biological safety (USP Class VI) and listed in Drug Master File (DMF) at FDA

    The LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series Filter Cartridge microporous membrane is charge modified to provide enhanced reduction of negatively charged biological contaminants such as endotoxin, virus and nucleic acid fragments. This cartridge offers validated bacteria retaining membrane, along with enhanced reduction of negatively charged contaminants for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications.

    3M pioneered the development of positively charge modified Nylon 6,6 filters for the pharmaceutical industry. The LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series Filter Cartridge is validated for absolute bacteria retention and provide reliable sterile filtration performance. In addition to a fixed bacteria retentive pore structure, LifeASSURE™ 020SP series membrane is charge modified to provide enhanced reduction of negatively charged biological contaminants such as endotoxin, virus and nucleic acid fragments. The combination of a validated bacteria retentive membrane, together with enhanced reduction of negatively charged contaminants, make LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series Filter Cartridge an ideal choice for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sterilizing applications.

    Each LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series Filter Cartridge filter is supplied with a Certificate of Quality. A Validation Guide is available for ease of compliance with regulatory requirements. The Quality Management System is approved by an internationally recognized accrediting body to an ISO 13485 Registered Quality System Standard.

    The LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series Filter Cartridge is designed for use with LifeASSURE™ PLA series prefilters. Both filters feature Nylon 6,6 filter membrane. 3M Purification Inc.’s unique multi-zone micropourous membrane technology, used in LifeASSURE™ PLA series prefilters, provides superior life extension of LifeASSURE 020SP series final filters. Used together LifeASSURE™ PLA series prefilters and LifeASSURE™ 020SP series final filters provide high system flow rates and safe, reliable microorganism retention.

    The filters are qualified for absolute retention of B. diminuta (ATCC 19146) following American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) methodology at a minimum challenge level of 107CFU/ cm2 of filter area. The results of bacteria challenge testing correlated to non-destructive  integrity testing are available in the 3M Purification Inc. LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series Filter Cartridge Validation Guide.

    Recommended Applications

    Sterilizing grade filtration and endotoxin reduction applications in:

    • High purity pharmaceutical waters
    • Large and small volume parenterals
    • Biological solutions such as proteins, vaccines
    • Diagnostics reagents

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