Sterilization performance comparison between an autosampler-ready microporous filter vial and a syringe-based filter

J Microbiol Methods. 2019 Sep:164:105669. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2019.105669. Epub 2019 Jul 26.


Herein we report that the Thomson Standard and eXtreme/FV® filter vials (0.2 μm polyvinylidene difluoride filter membrane) are as effective as gold standard microporous membrane-based syringe filters at removing bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumonia, from media samples produced in the microbiological laboratory.

Keywords: Bioanalytical chemistry; High-performance liquid chromatography; High-throughput sample analysis; Microbiological methods; Microporous filter sterilization.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Filtration / instrumentation
  • Filtration / methods*
  • High-Throughput Screening Assays
  • Microbiological Techniques / instrumentation
  • Microbiological Techniques / methods*
  • Sterilization / methods*
  • Syringes*