Research Applications

We take pride in developing revolutionary products using our industry-leading silicon nanomembrane technologies for a range of biomedical research and analysis applications.

Life Sciences
Life Sciences

Nanofiltration Membranes

SiMPore’s silicon nanomembranes are useful for filtering a range of solutes of varying sizes, from nanoparticles to mammalian cells, and come in several convenient formats.

Particle isolation

SepCon® Spin Vials with 50 nm cut-off enable the capture of nanoscale particles, such as nanoparticles labeled with antibodies or other conjugates.

Bacteria, mammalian cells, and similarly sized particles can be captured with our 0.5 µm, 1 µm, and 8 µm cut-off SepCon® Spin Vials.

Build your own microfluidic system

Our nanoporous, microporous, and microslit silicon nanomembranes are available as stand-alone packs for building your own fluidic systems.

microfluidic system
  • Easily integrate our porous membrane chips into fluidic devices for your specific applications:
    • Create apical and basal chambers in standard tissue culture plates
    • Culture single and/or multiple cell types on the highest permeable nanomembranes to image cells with exceptional optical clarity
    • Create flow cells for separately addressable chambers, culture and introduce cells, and then image with exceptional optical clarity
  • Nanoporous membranes:
    • Highest permeability and optical clarity with 50 nm pores
    • Can also be used for filtration-based capture of nanoparticles or creation of nanoemulsions, or similar applications
  • Microporous membranes:
    • Ideally suited for assay applications where micron-level cut-offs are needed, including separation of bacteria, cells, and similarly sized particles
  • Microslit membranes:
    • Available in a range of micron-level cut-offs for more demanding Microfluidics separation applications, such as particle isolation, post-conjugation clean up, and analytical interrogations

Find the precise membrane for your specific needs.