Sartorius Corporation Release: Vivaspin Turbo 15 Sets New Standards in Ultrafiltration

Goettingen, November 27, 2012 – Sartorius is introducing a new generation of ultrafiltration devices to the market. The disposable Vivaspin Turbo 15 is optimally suited for protein, virus or nanoparticle concentration as well as desalting, dialysis and buffer exchange. It is available in a range of volumes from 4 to 15ml and permits easy and complete recovery of the concentrate, yet is the fastest ultrafiltration device on the market.

Fast Concentration

With Vivaspin Turbo 15, lab technicians can concentrate biological samples within 10 to 30 minutes and obtain macromolecular recoveries of more than 95%. In a single spin, 15 ml solutions can be concentrated up to 150 times. High flow rates are achieved due to the twin vertical membranes, which minimize protein polarization and subsequent fouling of the membrane. The optimized design and sleek internal profile of Vivaspin Turbo 15 ensures maximum process speeds down to the last few microliters.

Complete and High Recoveries

The 100-microliter dead stop pocket is easy to access with standard 200-microliter pipette tips due to the patent pending angular design of Vivaspin Turbo 15. It eliminates the risk of the sample running to dryness while allowing highest recovery of the concentrate.

High Chemical Resistance

The use of highly chemically resistant plastic materials, such as polystyrene and polypropylene, guarantee a stable shelf life, even in humid environments. Polyethersulfone membranes are preferred for their low fouling characteristics, exceptional flux and broad pH compatibility. The combination of polyethersulfone, polystyrene and polypropylene enables Vivaspin Turbo 15 units to be readily sterilized and depyrogenated.

Current Image Files Vivaspin Turbo 15: A new generation of ultrafiltration devices Fast sample concentration with high recovery rates in the lab

A Profile of Sartorius

The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. In 2011, the technology group earned sales revenue of 733.1 million euros. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs more than 5,500 persons. The major areas of activity of its Bioprocess Solutions segment cover filtration, fluid management, fermentation, cell cultivation and purification, and focus on production processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Lab Products & Services segment primarily manufactures laboratory instruments and consumables. Industrial Weighing concentrates on weighing, monitoring and control applications in the manufacturing processes of the food, chemical and pharma sectors. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries.

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