Building off of the popularity of podcasts and iPods, a company has developed weekly R&D poster podcasts focusing on filtration, and separation and lateral-flow technology. Catering to the convenience that podcasts afford to listeners, Millipore Corp. (Billerica, MA) offers the sessions through iTunes and RSS feeds. The files include reviews of technical posters, tutorials on membrane technology, and information on the latest trends in the field. Industry-related podcasts provide professionals with an alternative source of information and can supplement knowledge gleaned from conferences and lectures, according to the company.
Available podcasts include “Membrane 101,” “Tracking Organic Contaminants throughout a Water Purification System,” and “Point-of-Use Technologies for the Production of Ultrapure Water Adapted to Specific Laboratory Applications.” Upcoming topics will examine “Rapid Ultrafiltration-based Method for Purification of Monoclonal Antibodies from Hybridoma Supernatants” and “The Development of Cardiac Ion Channel Screening Assays for Safety Profiling of Compounds Early in the Drug Discovery Process.”