The Sartorius / B. Braun Sartoflow Alpha is a Crossflow filtration system for small scale Micro and Ultrafiltration in pharmaceutical and biotech applications.
The Sartoflow Alpha is mainly used in Process Development laboratories and Pilot Plants to run Scale-Up and Scale-Down trials as well as small clinical, pilot and production lots. The system is designed to accommodate up to 5 (0.1m2) Sartorius Sartocon Slice Cassettes. The design and engineering of the Slice Benchtop system is equivalent to a large scale production system.
Sartocon filter cassettes utilize a parallel leaf design which provides the user with linear scale-up and predictable performance for future production needs. Therefore, the flow characteristics of a 5 square foot system are the sames as the flow characteristics of a 500 square foot system.