The Secret Technology that Allows Labs to Reuse Plastic Pipette Tips

The words "game changer" gets thrown around a lot, but in this case it's a bulls eye. Academic, government and industrial laboratories are using this instrument to reduce consumables costs by 90%+ and to prevent plastic pollution. Learn more in this Labconscious interview with inventor and CEO Ali Safavi.

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Webinar Laboratory Minimalism: productive, cost effective and eco-friendly

When you think of going "green" in the laboratory, does it sound like a distraction?  The truth is that there are big benefits to updating your lab material flow system.  There are good reasons why research institutions and corporations have re-invented how labs work to facilitate sustainability. Consider the following impact areas of laboratory waste.

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3 Tips for a Greener Cleanroom

Labs that require the regular use of rooms to decontaminate employees know how much of a misnomer the term “cleanroom” can be. Sure, these areas prevent allergens and pollutants from affecting the workplace and potential consumers, but one look at the energy costs of operating such an area reveals an ironic truth: running a cleanroom can be a dirty business.

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International Freezer Challenge: Who Saves the Most?

Freezers are among the biggest energy consumers in a lab, and as a result they can cost a lab a lot of money. The International Freezer Challenge promotes best practices in cold storage management and awards the labs who have done the most to save energy and improve their sample storage.

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Labs prioritize safety and save energy in UVA’s first “Shut the Sash” fume hood competition

Fume hoods present a unique opportunity for the University of Virginia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while informing researchers of better safety practices. #shutthesash 

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