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Pall Life Sciences Showcases Innovative Syringe Filter at Pittcon Conference

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) will present its new Acrodisc® MS Syringe Filter, the first syringe filter certified for low extractables in high performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LCMS) applications, at the 2012 Pittcon Conference and Expo.

Acrodisc® MS Syringe Filter (Photo: Business Wire)

The Pittcon Conference will take place at the Orlando County Convention Center in Orlando from March 12-15, 2012.

Designed specifically for LCMS, the Acrodisc MS syringe filter improves the accuracy of testing, enhances LCMS performance, and extends the longevity of testing instrumentation. The filter’s low extractable levels minimize interference with the ionization process and reduce the need for retesting. This lowers costs while reducing downtime due to unexpected contamination. To ensure high performance, product tubes are packaged individually so that filters not currently in use remain sealed and protected from external contamination.

Constructed with Pall’s new WWPTFE membrane in a high density polyethylene housing, the Acrodisc MS syringe filter can be used with both organic and aqueous solvents. It offers excellent chemical resistance, good particulate retention, and minimal protein adsorption. This protects instrument columns from particulate build-up and reduces the frequency and cost of replacement. It also enables more consistent LCMS testing performance.

“Pall’s Acrodisc MS syringe filter is the newest innovation in our comprehensive line of syringe filters and the first LCMS-certified syringe filter that is low in extractables,” said Larry O’Connell, senior vice president, Pall Global Lab Products. “Coupled with our other well-known filtration products, the Acrodisc MS filter will continue our tradition of improving efficiencies and profitabilities of laboratory processes at all levels.”

Highlights of Pall’s other product offerings at Pittcon (Booth 2433) will include the following:

• AcroPrep™ Advance Filter Plates provide high performance membranes in an optimized filter plate configuration for diagnostic, genomic and protein applications. New sealing technology and advanced tip design result in faster, uniform filtration rates, improving well-to-well, plate-to-plate and lot-to-lot consistency.

• Pall’s new Microsep™ Advance and Macrosep® Advance Ultrafiltration Centrifugal Devices simplify many common nucleic acid and protein handling procedures. This facilitates higher volumes of pure product and high recovery rates of up to 90 percent. Ultrafiltration reduces the amount of handling that can cause damage to samples, leaving concentrated samples ready for direct incorporation into downstream applications at critical stages in the discovery process. Pall’s microfiltration centrifugal devices are used in separation and small-scale general filtration procedures, and can be combined with chromatography resins to create a fast, efficient method for purifying proteins.

• High performance Acrodisc® PSF Syringe Filters expedite automated sample processing and clarification. The automation-certified Acrodisc filter is more retentive than standard 25 mm devices and is available with single-layered membranes or multi-layered glass fiber prefilters. Engineered for retention efficiency, Acrodisc PSF syringe filters with GHP membrane extend column life by as much as 46 times and provide two to four times the throughput of standard glass fiber prefilter devices.

To learn more about the Acrodisc MS syringe filter and other Pall Life Sciences laboratory products, visit

About Pall Life Sciences

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall technologies are also used to collect and process blood components and help protect patients from hospital-acquired infections. The company’s membranes and membrane devices optimize detection and sample preparation in the drug research, clinical diagnostics, genomics, and proteomics markets. Pall is a leading provider of separation systems and single-use filtration and purification technologies to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to support faster development of new drugs and vaccines that are safer and require less energy and water to produce.

About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NSYE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company's engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2011, is an S&P 500 company with almost 11,000 employees serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit
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