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Products for New Therapies

3M is a leading supplier of extracorporeal therapeutic plasmapheresis membranes. We develop, manufacture and market membranes and membrane-based devices for the growing plasmapheresis market.

  • 3M is a leading supplier of extracorporeal therapeutic plasmapheresis membranes. We develop, manufacture and market membranes and membrane-based devices for the growing plasmapheresis market.

    PLASMAPHAN™ and MicroPES™ membranes are commonly used in filters for apheresis procedures. The structures of these microporous hollow fibre membranes are designed to separate whole blood into its components.


PLASMAPHAN™

Outstanding Performance in Plasma Separation for Over 20 Years

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  • PLASMAPHAN™ capillary membranes are produced in a TIPS process (thermally induced phase separation) from Polypropylene (PP) and are hydrophobic by nature, but can be hydrophilized easily prior to use.

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  • PLASMAPHAN™ capillary membranes are used in plasma separation and have proven its performance and biocompatibility in the field for over 25 years.


MicroPES™

MicroPES™ TF10 capillary membrane is specifically engineered for optimal plasma separation.

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  • MicroPES™ TF10 capillary membranes are produced in a SIPS process (solvent induced phase separation) from Polyethersulfone (PES) with Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) added for ideal balance between wettability and biocompatibility.

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  • MicroPES™ TF10 capillary membranes are used in plasma separation and iv-Filtration and have proven its performance and biocompatibility in the field for over 20 years.

  • MicroPES™ TF10 capillary membranes are used in plasmapheresis (plasma donation, plasma separation, concentration of blood cells, plasma fractionation) and blood donation (homologous and autologous blood donation, blood salvage).