about ipBLACK membrane filters

Bacteria retained on the track-etched filter surface
(pore size = 0.4 um)
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    Bacteria retained on the track-etched filter surface (pore size = 0.4 um) | © it4ip S.A.
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    Bacteria retained on the track-etched filter surface (pore size = 0.4 um) | © it4ip S.A.
  • cross section

    Bacteria retained on the track-etched filter surface (pore size = 0.4 um) - cross section | © it4ip S.A.
Overview

Black dyied membranes are currently used for direct observation and rapid quantification of animal cells or micro-organisms.

The ipBLACK membrane display a low level of autofluorescence, lowering the interference with the fluorescent markers used in cytology, and are therefore a powerful tool for cells detection and counting.

Once the fluid has been filtrated through the membrane, the target cells are readily available for a fluorescence microscopy analysis.

They are currently involved in cutting edge sterility assessment devices and protocols.

Main applications: micro-organisms detection in water, food and dairy, wine and beverages, pharmaceuticals and domestics.

Specifications

ipBLACK membranes are converted from ipPORE track-etched membranes using an innovative and proprietary dyeing process; all production lots are carefully validated to ensure reproducibility in micro-organisms detection and quantification.

  • Color: true black with no background auto-fluorescence
  • Material: polycarbonate (PC), polyester (PET)
  • Thickness: 20 – 25 µm
  • Surface property: smooth and flat, hydrophilic, low non-specific absorption
  • Pore size: 0.2 µm – 0.4 µm – 0.8 µm – 1.0 µm – 5.0 µm – 8.0 µm

All micro-organism retained in one plan and no micro-organism captured within the filter.

Not exactly what you are looking for? Check out our other products :

or visit our customization page to submit your personalized specifications.

Conditionning

Conditionning ipBLACKOur dyeing facilities are dedicated for controlled and continuous production of ipBLACK membrane filters in roll format.

  • standard roll width: 30 cm (11.8 inches)
  • standard roll length: > 50 m (164 feet)

Rolls can be converted to sheets, discs, squares or other miscellaneous formats.

  • sheet size: A4 – A5 – other
  • disc size: 13 mm – 25 mm – 37 mm – 47 mm – 90 mm – 105 mm – other
  • square size: please contact us

Black label

All our track-etched membrane filters are manufactured and converted in clean rooms and following strict quality assurance procedures to meet customer requirements.

All our products are carefully labelled with the relevant information: product identification, product reference, lot number, format and quantity.

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To Order

To order, or to apply for more information, please contact us or contact your local distributor.