Sharing Cell Culture Space is Easier and Economical
Academic research organizations are looking for ways to enhance laboratory work productivity for scientists. Much like the private sector, they have determined that not only is "going green" good for the environment, but it is also good economics!
In today's green lab tip, we direct you to a case study authored by the University of Colorado Boulder, Green Labs Program. Their survey of universities showed that 86% of cell culture is being done in individual laboratories. Whereas a shared cell culture facility, with a facility manager, enables scientists to get more work done, while reducing direct and overhead costs .
For UC Boulder, over a quarter of a million dollars will be saved every year by switching to a shared biochemistry department cell culture facility. Notably, the authors report that a similarly effective result can be achieved with as little as 6-8 labs
Learn how your lab can plan to use shared equipment to make your cell culture work more convenient and environmentally friendly:
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Scientists from CU Boulder's Biochemistry Department are now saving over $250,000 yearly from their research budgets, by using a shared cell culture facility, instead of individual lab cell culture spaces. It's a spectacular result and it makes sense!
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