Offers all-metal filters and porous metal products suited for medical applications requiring efficiency, exact flow specifications, biocompatibility, high temperature resistance, and resistance to aggressive chemicals. Products include biocompatible porous titanium filters, bacteria filters (ASTM 838-05), test stand filters, spargers in cell-culture processing, catheter filters, and precision flow restrictors for gas delivery in life-critical systems. Porous metal is ideal for providing highly dependable filtration performance, controlling fluid flow, as well as diffusion and metering of fluids and drugs. Rigid and robust, porous metal affords designers novel and unique properties that are often the solution for challenging medical and life sciences applications. Some products currently integrating porous metal include various implantable devices, filters to prevent plugging of catheters, drug delivery devices, medical instrumentation, various test filters, bacteria filters, sparging devices for cell culture processing, and gas flow restrictor devices for gas delivery in life-critical systems. It has also been used to filter carrier gases and cryogenic fluids, as vents for bioreactors and fermentor vessels, and as site markers used in the human body. In addition to the fact that porous metal offers unique design and performance benefits, porous metal can be autoclaved, sterilized or completely recycled; an important attribute as we look for ways to conserve on the consumption of resources, energy and space used for landfills.