Shanghai, China, June 20, 2019 — MilliporeSigma, a leading science and technology company, today announced a national campus tour in China for the company’s first mobile protein research laboratory. The retrofitted van, converted into a lab on wheels, is a novel way for college students to learn more about protein analysis and preparation.
“MilliporeSigma is dedicated to helping scientists solve the toughest problems in life science through our broad spectrum of high-quality products and solutions,” said Steve Vermant, managing director, Life Science business of MilliporeSigma in China. “We hope to elevate scientific learning by engaging students in our mobile lab.”
The national tour will cover 20 college and biotech campuses in 13 cities across the country including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Wuhan through July, with the first stop in Shanghai. The tour offers an engaging learning experience of scientific discovery through product displays, live demonstrations, speeches, online games and digital interaction.
Protein is the fundamental building block in life science research. Revealing the structure and function of thousands of proteins in organisms is one of the most challenging areas in the industry. The Life Science business of MilliporeSigma provides solutions from protein preparation to protein analysis, as well as a variety of protein research tools including the immobilon-E PVDF membrane, the first PVDF membrane to eliminate the alcohol pre-wet step.
MilliporeSigma is dedicated to engaging young minds, igniting their scientific curiosity and inspiring them to consider a STEM-related career through SPARK, its global volunteer program.
SPARK unites employees around the globe in a shared commitment to give back, focusing on a variety of hands-on science learning programs, including Curiosity Labs™ and the Curiosity Cube® mobile science lab, a retrofitted shipping container that travels across North America and provides a learning environment that immerses visitors of all ages in science topics through hands-on experiments and technology. Through SPARK, more than 7,100 employees have volunteered nearly 66,000 hours of their time — hosting thousands of events in 36 countries and engaging nearly 206,000 young minds.