Will sterile water filtration become a minor detail in the neonate ward?

Yes, i3 Membrane shows how high-tech can be small, compact and efficient.

Neonate care is a task which involves major responsibility. Protecting preemies from nosocomial infections is a key aspect of medical care. Point-of-use sterile filters are part of this prevention strategy.¹

The more compact and efficient these filters are, the less intrusive they are during central workflows.

i3 Membrane has developed a very compact sterile filter for this area of application. Many years of experience in membrane technology, the selection of high-quality materials and substances as well as innovative production processes from the area of pharmaceutical technology have had a significant influence on product development.

Ion-supported methods also support the membrane in the form of a titanium coating. This patent-protected innovation reduces adsorption (adhesion of substances in water) and stabilizes the membrane.

This high-tech developed by i3 Membrane makes sterile water filtration child's play.



Pseudomonas aeruginosa


Drinking water represents a considerable infection reservoir in medical facilities. It was possible to demonstrate how water can be determined as a causal reservoir for up to 50% of nosocomial infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care units and drinking water installations should be regarded as a relevant but as yet underestimated infection reservoir for Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


¹RKI recommendation: "Empfehlung zur Prävention nosokomialer Infektionen bei neonatologischen
 Intensivpflegepatienten mit einem Geburtsgewicht unter 1500 g", Bundesgesundheitsbl -
 Gesundheitsforsch - Gesundheitsschutz 2007 · 50:1265–1303  DOI
 10.1007/s00103-007-0337-0, Online publiziert: 5. Oktober 2007,
 © Springer Medizin Verlag 2007