3M™ LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series Filter Cartridge

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  • Charge-modified Nylon 6,6 membrane retains negatively-charged biological and particulate contaminants including endotoxins
  • All product components comply with United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI Biological Reactivity Tests, in vivo
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Attribute Name
Value
Application
Bioburden Reduction, Endotoxin Removal for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Sterilizing Grade Filtration, Sterilizing Grade Filtration (liquid and gas)
Brand
LifeASSURE™
Component and Assembly Materials
Downstreem Support Layers: Polypropylene, End Caps: Polypropylene, Inner Core: Polypropylene, Outer Cage: Polypropylene, Reinforcing Ring: Stainless Steel, Upstream Support Layers: Polypropylene
Effective Filtration Area
8 ft²
End Configuration
222 O-Ring and Flat Cap, 222 O-Ring and Spear, 226 O-Ring and Spear, Bayonet Lock Single Open End (SOE) (226 O-Ring and Spear), Sanitary Fitting
End Modification
222 O-ring & Flat Cap, 222 O-ring & Spear, 226 O-ring Bayonet with Spear, Sanitary Flange
Factory Integrity Tested
Yes
Filter Material
Charged Nylon, Nylon 6,6 Microporous Membrane
Filter Technology
Membrane
Filter Type
Surface
Formulation
Pharmaceutical
Gasket/O-ring Material
EPR, Fluorocarbon, Silicone
Grade
Pharmaceutical
Industries
Life Sciences
Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)
80 Degree Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)
176 Degree Fahrenheit
Micron Rating
0.2 Absolute, @ 95%, 0.2 μm
Overall Diameter (Imperial)
2.75 in
Overall Diameter (Metric)
7 cm
Overall Length (Imperial)
10 in, 20 in, 30 in
Overall Length (Metric)
25.4 cm, 50.8 cm, 76.2 cm
Product Type
Cartridge, Filter Cartridge
Series
LifeASSURE™ 020SP Series, LifeASSURE™ SP Series
Units per Case
1, 6
Product Details
  • Charge-modified Nylon 6,6 membrane retains negatively-charged biological and particulate contaminants including endotoxins
  • All product components comply with United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI Biological Reactivity Tests, in vivo

LifeASSURE™ 020SP series sterilizing grade filters cartridges are validated for absolute bacteria retention. In addition, the LifeASSURE 020SP series sterilizing grade filter cartridge contains a quaternary amine charge modified membrane to provide enhanced reduction of biological contaminants such as endotoxin fragments.

LifeASSURE™ 020SP series filters are qualified for absolute retention of B. diminuta (ATCC 19146) following American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) F838-05 at a minimum challenge level of 107 CFU/ cm2 of filter area
Robust cartridge construction is designed to withstand mechanical and thermal stress including SIP operations
LifeASSURE™ 020SP series filters (PDF, 679.1 Kb) are qualified for absolute retention of B. diminuta (ATCC 19146) following American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) F838-05 at a minimum challenge level of 107 CFU/ cm2 of filter area. The results of bacteria challenge testing are correlated to non-destructive forward flow air diffusion integrity rates.

Our quaternary amine charge-modified, double-layer composite, Nylon 6,6 membrane provides enhanced particle retention, endotoxin reduction and reduces bioburden to the final sterilizing grade filter. The charged polymer is the same as that in our Zeta Plus ZB Series filter media (PDF, 2.5 Mb) making for a component system for combined contaminate removal.

Our robust construction of the LifeASSURE 020SP series filter cartridges are tested to withstand mechanical and thermal stresses associated with those from multiple Sterilization-In-Place (SIP) operations.

A Validation Guide is available for ease of compliance with regulatory requirements. All product components comply with United States Pharmacopeia (USP) <88> Class VI Biological Reactivity Tests, in vivo.

Applications
Learn more about 3M Technologies for Life Sciences. (PDF, 288.63 Kb)

The combination of a validated bacteria retentive membrane, together with enhanced reduction of contaminants, make LifeASSURE 020SP series membrane a choice for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sterilizing applications.

Learn more about 3M solutions for biopharmaceutical process development, manufacturing and process monitoring. (PDF, 2.8 Mb)