MilliporeSigma, Burlington, Mass, has launched the Stericup Quick Release 500 mL vacuum filtration system, a filter bottle system especially suited for sterile filtration of cell culture media, buffers, and reagents.

The Stericup Quick Release system is the next generation of the original Stericup sterile vacuum filtration system. The improved liquid sterile filtration system offers ergonomic design updates that optimize user control and streamline the filtration process, while safeguarding results with the performance of Millipore membranes.

“Life science researchers are under pressure to deliver innovative and reproducible results at an ever-increasing pace and with greater returns,” says Klaus Bischoff, head of research solutions at MilliporeSigma. “Even seemingly routine processes like microfiltration must be reliable and consistent, because quality and reproducibility are critical to the cell culture process.”

MilliporeSigma’s Stericup Quick Release system not only mitigates inherent pain points experienced by scientists during sterile filtration, like concerns over maintaining sterility and spillage, but also streamlines the overall process.

The system combines a Steritop filter unit with a redesigned Stericup receiver bottle for storage of sterilized media, buffers, and other liquids. The system is offered in volumes ranging from 150 mL to 1000 mL, with multiple membrane materials and pore sizes suited for the requirements of the range. The system features a filter funnel that disconnects from the receiver bottle with just a quarter turn, reducing the likelihood of spillage and making it easier to manipulate on the bench or under the hood. It also sports an ample frosted writing surface for clear labeling, and a click-seal confidence cap that is flanged to enable a firm grip in wet or dry conditions.

For more information, visit MilliporeSigma.