Track etched membranes are manufactured from pure polymeric films using Cyclotron technology rather than traditional nuclear bombardment.
Tracks are created by heavy ion beams (Argon, Krypton, Xenon) which are subsequently chemically etched to give accurate pore sizes with uniform distribution.
Films are composed of polyester, polycarbonate or Polyimide.
Cell Biology - for cell culture, chemotaxis and cytological analysis by direct staining or isotopic assay.
Microscopy - Surface capture for SEM and light microscopy. Bacterial enumeration by epifluorescence.
Environmental Analysis - Capture and assay of particulates AOX, asbestos and removal of interfering particles.
Particle Sizing - Precise particle size cut-off fractionation of aggregates (according to size).
Diagnostic Assays - For sample preparation, blood separation or capture of latex microparticles.
Biosensors - As a barrier offering controlled diffusion for electrochemical detectors.
Crossflow Filtration - Allows high volume filtration with reduced fouling.