Filcons is a disposable filter for separating cells and nuclei. It's porous polyester membrane has an effective surface area of 80 mm2, enabling large quantities of cell suspensions to be filtered. The microporous polyethylene funnel section is designed to pass the biological material to be retrieved while trapping waste particles under 1,5µm in size.
Filcons filters must not be used more than once, as subsequent specimens could be contaminated.
Before use, dampen the Filcons filter membrane with the cell or nuclei suspension medium.
Filcons filters with syringe fittings can be used in either suction or compression. Maximum pressure is 25 psi (1.8). Whichever method is employed, the syringe should be used as a reservoir without applying pressure to the plunger, so that the specimen is allowed to percolate through.
For quantities of less than 5 ml the cup-type Filcons filter should be used.