Choose Your Membrane Wisely: Selecting the Best Filter for Your Bioburden Application
28 Feb 2017

You would be surprised how much a liquid sample can tell you about its microbiological content! Over the years, membrane filtration has become a standard for microbial enumeration of colonies in the pharmaceutical and beverages industries.

It is time to unveil some of its secrets. How are membranes made? Which one should I select for my application? One membrane looks just like another, but what about performance? We decided to investigate these products to help make the invisible visible, and evaluate the latest bioburden testing products from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, against a variety of other membranes and sterile funnels.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to membrane manufacturing
  • Choosing the appropriate filter for all laboratory applications
  • Dealing with hard to filter matrices and antibiotics
  • Evaluating filter performance: comparison study example

Who Should Attend:
QA/QC technicians, managers and scientists, students, and anyone interested in microbiology who is, or could be, working in a laboratory.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany