Sartorius ultrafiltration centrifugal concentrators

Spin to win – Versatile protein concentration solutions

With their broad range of volume capacities and MWCOs, Sartorius ultrafiltration centrifugal concentrators offer the optimal solution to any concentration or buffer exchange application. Our patented dead-stop technology allows direct sample recovery of the concentrate and saves the sample from drying out. The easy to read printed scale simplifies calculation of concentration result. There is simply no safer or easier way to handle your sample.

  • Vertical, large membrane design for fast processing & high recoveries
  • From 0.5 – 20 ml for Broad volume flexibility
  • Wide MWCO range from 2 kDa – 0.2 μm for super size flexibility


High-speed micro-concentrations

Sartorius Vivaspin® 500 ultrafiltration centrifugal micro concentrators for 100 µl to 500 µl samples

Vivaspin® 500 centrifugal filter units offer a simple, one-step procedure for small scale sample concentration and desalting. The patented vertical membrane design and thin channel filtration chamber minimizes membrane fouling and provides high-speed concentrations – even with complex samples.

  • Large, 0.5 cm2 active membrane area
  • Wide MWCO range from 3 kDa to 2µm available

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Widest choice of membrane materials for process optimization!

Sartorius Vivaspin® 2 ultrafiltration centrifugal concentrators for 0.4 ml to 2 ml samples

The Vivaspin® 2 bridges the gap between the 500 μl and 4 ml centrifugal concentrators. Vivaspin® 2 combines the speed of the classic Vivaspin® with clever design, low binding membranes, and superior membrane area for excellent recoveries, even from very dilute solutions.

  • Available with a choice of PES, CTA, HY ultrafiltration membranes

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Fastest sample concentration with the highest recoveries

Sartorius Vivaspin® Turbo 4 &15 ultrafiltration centrifugal concentrators for 2 to 15 mL samples

Optimized vertical membrane design, sleek internal profile for maximum process speed, ultra-smooth joints for ensuring minimal sample loss and a unique, pipette-friendly, dead-stop pocket. With all these features, Vivaspin® Turbo 4 & 15 ultrafiltration centrifugal concentrators will easily become your favourite choice for sample concentration.

  • > 100-fold concentrations in minutes
  • Fastest flow rates with out-standing 3.2 to 7.2 cm2 active membrane area

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Twin vertical membranes and > 100 fold concentrations!

Sartorius Vivaspin® 6 ml ultrafiltration concentrators for 2 ml to 6 ml Samples

Vivaspin® 6 ml concentrators have been developed to offer increased volume. Vivaspin® 6 can process an impressive 6 ml in either swing-bucket or fixed-angle rotors accepting standard 15 ml conical bottom test tubes. The Vivaspin® 6 features twin vertical membranes for unparalleled filtration speeds that ultimately provide > 100 fold concentrations of your sample.

  • 2.5 cm2 active membrane area
  • Available with 3 kDa to 0,2 µm MWCO

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Ultimate sample recovery with low adsorption!

Sartorius Vivaspin® 15R ultrafiltration concentrators with Hydrosart® membrane for 4 to 15 ml Samples

Vivaspin® 15R features a modified regenerated cellulose membrane, Hydrosart ®, ensuring ultra low protein binding and superior recovery. Vivaspin® 15R comes with all the advantages of the Vivaspin family you’ve come to expect like swinging bucket or fixed angled rotor use, ultrafast concentration times (>2 mL/min.), very low hold-up volumes (< 20 μl), and patented dead-stop volumes (30 μl) for safety.

  • 3.9 cm2 active membrane area
  • Easy scale-up to Vivaflow 200 for volumes up to 5 liters

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“Pressure-fugation” For even faster processing times!

Sartorius Vivaspin® 20 ml ultrafiltration centrifugal concentrators for 5 ml to 20 ml samples

Vivaspin® 20 is available with unique accessories designed to allow the combination of both centrifugal force and pressure. For delicate samples, Vivaspin® 20 can be pressurized for centrifuge free, gentle bench-top concentration. Or choose to  speed up your process times with the pressure fugation option, especially suited for difficult to filter viscous samples or concentration at low temperatures.

  • 6 cm2 active membrane area
  • Available with 3 kDa to 0,2 µm MWCO

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Unique design for complex biological samples

Ultrafiltration the Centrisart® way, only from Sartorius

Centrisart® I* is a ready-to-use unit for small-volume (≤ 2.5 mL), centrifugal ultrafiltration designed to separate proteins from low molecular weight substances in biological samples. Centrisart® I features a unique design that enables ultrafiltration in the direction opposite to centrifugal force. This method is extremely effective in preventing premature blockage of the filter, so effective that even whole blood samples can be deproteinized.

  • Perfect for small (≤ 2.5 mL) samples
  • 0.79 cm2 active membrane area, 100 µl dead-stop volume

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More choices, more sizes, more opportunities

Vivacon® 500 & Vivacon® 2 ultrafiltration centrifugal concentrators for 0.5 to 2 mL samples

The Vivacon® ultrafiltration filters are particularly suited for the concentration and desalting of DNA molecules but show an excellent performance for aqueous protein solutions too. For delicate and DNA sensitive tasks the Vivacon®  500 and Vivacon 2 PCR Grade units have been treated with ethylene oxide (ETO) in a validated process to remove traces of DNA and prevent interference with downstream applications.

  • Hydrosart® MWCO membranes for minimal sample binding
  • PCR validated, trace DNA-Free

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