Stericup® E and
Steritop® E Sterile Filters
If you’re like us, you may have chosen a science career—at least in part—from a desire to make your world a better place. You might lead your group’s green lab practices from a sense of personal commitment to environmental responsibility, or seek solutions that help you meet institutional sustainability requirements. Whatever motivates you, we have tools that can help you achieve your (official or honorary) green lab certification.
For more than six decades, Millipore® minds have led the design and manufacture of membrane devices for the filtration needs of life scientists, enhancing and elevating sterile culture technique with the iconic Stericup® and Steritop® filtration devices. Our mission to develop trusted lab tools that are also environmentally responsible and sustainable has led to the design of the Stericup® E and Steritop® E filters, the newest — and most mindfully developed — members of our sterile filtration family.
Stericup® E devices flip sterile filtration on its head—literally! We’ve eliminated the need for the plastic filler funnel by creating a way to attach standard media bottles or glassware directly onto the filter unit. First, invert the Stericup® E filter/receiver bottle assembly and thread onto the bottle containing media or buffer. Then, simply flip the assembly over, attach to vacuum, and watch sterile filtration happen. Steritop® E devices save even more plastic by allowing you to attach the filter to your own compatible, reusable labware receiver bottle before threading onto the bottle containing unfiltered media.
Our engineers found a device design that retains exceptional Stericup® filtration while providing your lab a way to dramatically reduce the use of disposable plastic and packaging materials. Whether your goal is a green lab certification or just a smaller footprint, both the Stericup®E and Steritop® E filters are designed to ensure trouble-free cell culture, while diminishing environmental impact in multiple ways.
Choose a collar thread (38 mm or 45 mm) that is compatible with your glass or plastic media/ buffer bottle.