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Monday, March 16 • 11:15am - 11:35am
Supply Chain Management - Sustainability in the Lab

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Laboratory operations are energy and resource intensive. For some years now, awareness has been increasing and solutions such as sustainable laboratory buildings and equipment that use less energy and resources are being worked on. But what about consumables in the lab? Approximately 5.5 million tons of plastic waste are produced every year in life sciences laboratories alone, according to a study from 2015. This includes items like pipette tips, nitrile gloves, cell culture flasks, etc. . Which opportunities do scientists have to reduce plastic consumption without jeopardizing the results of their experiments? In addition, a closer look will be taken at the supply chain and the question discussed where improvements could be achieved.

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Kerstin Hermuth-Kleinschmidt, Ph.D.

Owner, NIUB Nachhaltigkeitsberatung
Kerstin Hermuth-Kleinschmidt holds a PhD in chemistry. After several years in the life sciences industry as account manager and in technical customer support, she turned her attention to the topic of sustainability and obtained an additional qualification in the field of "Environmental... Read More →


Oliver Peter, Ph.D.

Group Leader Biology Technologies and Lead Discovery, IDORSIA Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Monday March 16, 2020 11:15am - 11:35am
Room Saphir