Gelatin Filters

Ideal for maintaining the viability of collected microorganisms, the Gelatin Filters provide unequalled bacteria retention levels for quantitative analysis. The high moisture content helps to maintain microorganism viability for sampling periods up to 30 minutes. The filters dissolve easily when placed on agar, allowing for a gentle transition from sample medium to growth medium. For maximum culturability and superior collection of inhalable-size bioaerosols, combine 25 mm gelatin filters with the SKC Button Sampler.

Gelatin Filters
  • Absolute retention rate:
    • 99.9995% for Bacillus subtilis var. niger spores   
    • 99.94% for T3 phages (coliphages)   
    • 99.9% for T1 phages (coliphages)   
  • High moisture content
    • Maintain microbe viability for short sampling periods
  • Completely water soluble
    • Dissolve easily when placed on agar
    • Prerequisite for virus sampling
  • Pre-sterilised by gamma irradiation
  • Ideal for monitoring in pharmaceutical plants
  • Can be used to monitor in areas where disinfectants or antibiotics are present

 At inlet velocities of 0.25 m/s, 0.3 m/s (80 %RH), and 0.3 m/s (50 %RH) respectively

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