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Opticap® XL10 Clarigard®

inlet connection diam. 3/4 in., pore size 3.0 μm, cartridge nominal length 10 in. (25 cm)

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Opticap XL10 Clarigard 3.0 μm 3/4 in. TC/TC


polypropylene housing
polypropylene support
polypropylene vent cap
silicone seal

Quality Level

reg. compliance

meets FDA Indirect Food Additive requirements cited in 21 CFR 177-182 (all component materials)




1.0 bar max. inlet pressure (15 psi) at 80 °C
2.75 bar max. inlet pressure (40 psi) at 60 °C
25 °C max. inlet temp.
4.8 bar max. differential pressure (70 psid) at 20 °C
5.5 bar max. inlet pressure (80 psi) at 23 °C
80 psig max. inlet pressure


33.5 cm (13.2 in.)

cartridge nominal length

10 in. (25 cm)


10.7 cm (4.2 in.)

inlet connection diam.

3/4 in.

inlet to outlet W

33.5 cm (13.2 in.)

outlet connection diam.

3/4 in.


≤0.25 EU/mL bacterial endotoxins (LAL test, Aqueous extraction)
<0.25 EU/mL USP bacterial endotoxins (LAL test, sample aqueous extraction)

gravimetric extractables

≤15 mg/capsule



pore size

3.0 μm nominal pore size
3.0 μm pore size


sample type liquid


inlet sanitary flange
19 mm (3/4 in.) inlet/outlet sanitary flange
outlet sanitary flange

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General description

Device Configuration: Capsule


Double Easy-Open bag

Other Notes

These products are manufactured in a facility which adheres to FDA Good Manufacturing Practices.
Directions for Use

  • Organism Retention: Microorganism
  • Mode of Action: Filtration (size exclusion)
  • Application: BioProcessing
  • Intended Use: Reduction or removal of microorganism/bioburden
  • Instructions for Use: Please refer installation section of OPTICAP® XL Capsules and OPTICAP® XLT Capsules user guide
  • Storage Statement: Store in dry location
  • Disposal Statement: Dispose of in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.


Replaces: SN2M031A01

Preparation Note

Sterilization Method
3 autoclave cycles of 30 min @ 126 °C; not in-line steam sterilizable
This product was manufactured with a media combination which meets the criteria for a "non-fiber releasing" filter as defined in 21 CFR 210.3 (b) (6).

Analysis Note

Gravimetric Extractables: after 24 hours in water at controlled room temperature
Will meet the USP Oxidizable Substances Test requirements after a water flush of ≥3 L

Legal Information

CLARIGARD is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
OPTICAP is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


EMD Millipore Corporation certifies that this product complies with the European Pressure Equipment Directive, 97/23/EC of 29 May 1997. This product has been classified under Article 3 § 3 of the Pressure Vessel Directive. It has been designed and manufactured in accordance with sound engineering practice to ensure safe use. In compliance with Article 3 § 3 of this Pressure Vessel Directive, this product does not bear the CE mark.

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