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Companies agree to partnership for lab sustainability

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, a specialist in laboratory automation and innovation, announces a partnership with Polycarbin, a specialist in sustainable laboratory solutions, to drive a shift in lab sustainability for liquid handling automation plastics.

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This collaboration combines the extensive experience of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences in automated liquid handling with Polycarbin’s sustainability-focused circular economy platform for laboratory plastics.

Together, they are committed to achieving two key objectives in the United States:

  • Closed-loop recycling solutions: by partnering with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Polycarbin aims to expand its closed-loop recycling solutions to a wider audience of researchers. This initiative focuses on diverting lab plastics away from landfills and incinerators, keeping these materials within the supply chain for recycling and reuse.
  • Low-carbon lab products: together, Polycarbin and Beckman Coulter Life Sciences are spearheading the development of a line of low-carbon lab consumables. Crafted from recycled materials, these products reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, thus making scientific research more sustainable. 
“This partnership signifies a monumental step towards revolutionising lab sustainability in the era of liquid handling automation,” said James O’Brien, CEO of Polycarbin. “Our collaboration offers researchers state-of-the-art solutions that reduce their environmental footprint while enhancing research precision.”

“Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences,” said Ewan Grant, director of Liquid Handling and Genomics. “We are determined to leave the planet cleaner and healthier for generations to come, and this partnership with Polycarbin is an exciting step forward in that ongoing initiative both at our facilities and at customer laboratories.”

This partnership accentuates the commitment of both organisations to empower researchers, drive sustainability, and create a positive impact on the scientific community and the environment.

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Publication date: 31/01/2024

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This project has been co-funded with the support of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union [LIFE17 ENV/ES/000438] Life programme

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Last update: 2022-01-31