MS - Mixed Cellulose Esters Membrane Filter (MCE)
MS® mixed cellulose ester(MCE) membrane filters are composed of cellulose acetate and cellulose nitrate. Because MCE membrane is biologically inert, it's one of the most widely used membranes in analytical and research applications. MCE membrane filter is characterized by a smoother and more uniform surface than pure nitrocellulose filter. Also, the color contrast provided by the filter surface facilitates particle detection and minimizes eye fatigue.
Many microbiological techniques include colony counting after incubation as the standard method of quantification. Gridded filters have clearly defined grid lines spaced at 3.1 mm intervals. The special ink used is nontoxic and completely free from bacterial growth inhibitors. White gridded disks are designed for the recovery and retention of E. Coli bacteria in water/wastewater analysis as well as other microbiological tests. Black mixed cellulose esters(MCE) are available plain for automatic colony counting applications, as well as gridded to assist in manual counting procedures. Black MCE membranes provide contrast between residue or cell colors and the filter without having to counter-stain the membrane. Membrane solutions LLC also supplies sterile griccec membrane filters with or without pacs.
- High porosity
- High protein binding can be blocked by pretreatment or utilized in applications
- High purity: Triton-free
- Sterile options available for critical applications
- Biologically inert with good thermal stability
- High degree of internal surface area for greater adsorption of product