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Biopharmaceutical purification

Innovation. Pure and simple.

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At 3M, we understand there’s tremendous pressure to increase speed to clinicals and lower manufacturing costs. Like you, we’re scientists and engineers devoted to increasing the number and availability of life-saving pharmaceuticals. We’ll work with you to optimize your processes, applying our biopharma experience, material science and proprietary technologies to help you develop highly effective purification solutions.


Biopharmaceutical processing applications

  • Build better, more efficient recombinant protein purification processes with solutions that allow process compression and enhanced drug recovery.

  • Design and develop manufacturing processes for virus-like particles. 3M products are designed for impurity removal in harvest and clarification which help maximize downstream purity.

  • For over 30 years 3M has offered a range of blood plasma fractionation products including depth filters, chromotography products, and membrane products.

  • Adsorptive depth filters and membrane filters that may be used for a range of applications including catalyst removal and recovery, colour removal, particulate filtration and fill-finish.


A variety of filters and housings of different sizes, used for bioprocessing.

3M filters and housings for bioprocessing

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Industry awards

  • The 2017 Frost and Sullivan Global Biologics Product Leadership Award.
    3M™ Emphaze™ AEX Hybrid Purifier recognized as global product leader

    2017 Frost & Sullivan Global Biologics Product Leadership Award. With its next generation technology product, the 3M™ Emphaze™ AEX Hybrid Purifier, 3M demonstrates leadership in meeting specific customer needs.

  • The 2018 Minnesota Tekne Biotech/Pharmaceutical Award.
    3M™ Emphaze™ AEX Hybrid Purifier recognized at MN Tekne Award

    2018 Minnesota Tekne Biotech/Pharmaceutical Award. MN Tekne Awards celebrate innovation and pioneering efforts in biotechnology or pharmaceuticals to provide game-changing advancement in the healthcare field.

    Learn more about MN Tekne Awards (English only)


Industry News

Discover insights from industry leaders on the latest trends in bioprocessing and learn about innovations for optimization of continuous manufacturing, changes in manufacturing landscapes from biosimilars, and new emerging markets such as cell and gene therapies.


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Looking To Simplify Your Process?

The innovation and development in cell culture production has created additional complexities for the clarification process. 3M offers single-stage and single-use solutions to help simplify your process and increase manufacturing efficiency.

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