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Durapore® 0.22 µm, Opticap® XL Capsule

Opticap® XL 2, inlet connection diam. 9/16 in., cartridge nominal length 2 in. (5 cm)

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Opticap XL2 Durapore 0.22 μm 9/16 in. HB/HB


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)



sterilization compatibility

autoclavable compatible

product line

Opticap® XL 2






1.0 bar max. differential pressure (15 psid) at 80 °C (Forward)
1.0 bar max. inlet pressure (15 psi) at 80 °C
2.8 bar max. inlet pressure (40 psi) at 60 °C
25 °C max. inlet temp.
3.4 bar max. differential pressure (50 psid) at 25 °C (Reverse; intermittent)
5.5 bar max. differential pressure (80 psid) at 25 °C (Forward)
5.5 bar max. inlet pressure (80 psi) at 23 °C
80 psig max. inlet pressure


sterile filtration: suitable


14.0 cm (5.5 in.)

cartridge nominal length

2 in. (5 cm)


12.5 cm (4.9 in.)

filtration area

0.09 m2

inlet connection diam.

9/16 in.

inlet to outlet W

14.0 cm (5.5 in.)

outlet connection diam.

9/16 in.


≤0.5 EU/mL bacterial endotoxins (LAL test, Aqueous extraction)
<0.5 EU/mL USP bacterial endotoxins (LAL test, sample aqueous extraction)

gravimetric extractables

≤10 mg/capsule



pore size

0.22 μm


sample type liquid

bubble point

≥3450 mbar (50 psig), air with water at 23 °C


1/4 in. drain/vent hose barb (with double O-ring Seal)
(14 mm (9/16 in.) Hose Barb Inlet and Outlet)

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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 Wetting Instructions for Filter Units with Durapore® Membrane user guide
  • Storage Statement: Store in dry location
  • Disposal Statement: Dispose of in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.


Replaces: KVGL04HB3

Preparation Note

Sterilization Method
3 autoclave cycles of 60 min @ 126 °C; not in-line steam sterilizable
This product was manufactured with a Durapore® membrane which meets the criteria for a "non-fiber releasing" filter as defined in 21 CFR 210.3 (b) (6).

Analysis Note

Bacterial Retention
Samples were quantitatively retentive of a minimum Brevundimonas diminuta challenge concentration of 1 x 10⁷ CFU/cm² using ASTM® F838 methodology.
Gravimetric Extractables: after 24 hours in water at controlled room temperature
Will meet the USP Oxidizable Substances Test requirements after a water flush of ≥500 mL

Legal Information

ASTM is a registered trademark of American Society for Testing and Materials
Durapore 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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