A U.S. Patent for “Filter Element and Filtration Assembly for Biopharmaceutical Applications” was awarded to 3M on January 8th, 2019. The present invention are filter elements or cells and filtration assemblies or capsules for purifying and/or clarifying fluids used during various bioprocessing applications, for example, chromatography or depth filtration, and processes for making and using the same. A filter element comprises a media pack comprising two sides and a separator element located between the two sides, at least one side comprising a filtration media, wherein an inner edge periphery and/or an outer edge periphery of the filtration media comprise a bond directly to a portion of the separator element. Learn More