BioEcho announces that its flagship laboratory in Cologne, Germany has achieved the highest level of My Green Lab certification.
BioEcho Life Sciences’ R&D department has completed My Green Lab Certification as a Green Level Certified Laboratory, the highest level of certification. My Green Lab certification is the gold standard in laboratory sustainability best practices and was chosen as a key indicator of progress in the Breakthrough 2030 campaign for the UNFCCC’s High-Level Climate Champion.
“The accreditation process has given us an amazing opportunity to develop in areas that we had not previously considered. In addition, the program provided the perfect foundation for establishing a sustainability team within our R&D. I was impressed with how committed everyone was towards a common goal.”
Dr. Mona El-Maari, Director of Sustainability at BioEcho.
The program covers fourteen topics, including energy, water, waste, chemistry/materials, and participation. It provides scientists and the teams that support the labs with actionable strategies for making real and impactful environmental changes.
“To save energy with lab equipment, for example, we introduced a color-code system, so everyone working in the lab can easily identify whether the device can be turned off after each use, only overnight, or not at all.” “
Dr. Mona Al-Maari Director of Sustainability at BioEcho.
Dr. Mona Al-Maari adds: “BioEcho was founded on the principles of environmental responsibility. The fact that we have achieved the highest level of certification is another milestone and proof that we are on the right track.”
The green company’s mission is to advance molecular biology towards sustainability as well as becoming as environmentally friendly as possible. How does BioEcho achieve both goals? for the first time echo technology Significantly reduces the amount of plastic and hazardous waste reagents produced during nucleic acid extraction. Secondly, the company sees sustainability as a holistic approach and every department contributes to an environmentally friendly business.
About BioEcho Life Sciences GmbH:
BioEcho Life Sciences is a specialist solution provider for nucleic acid extraction and analysis. We create disruptive technologies, products, and workflows that make downstream processing of nucleic acids easier and faster, dramatically increase productivity, and deliver reliable results. Our EchoLUTION technology enables the fastest DNA and RNA extraction on the market – in just one step – and dramatically reduces consumption of bound plastic.
BioEcho, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, was founded in 2016 by leading industry experts. The headquarters is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified.