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How Equipment Vendors Can Help Address the Carbon Impact of Biotech and Pharma

Stepping up the efficiency of product development, manufacturing, and support services

Damon Anderson, PhD

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At the end of 2023, the non-profit climate impact organization My Green Lab released its latest version of the report, “The Carbon Impact of Biotech and Pharma: Collective Action Accelerating Progress to the UN Race to Zero.” The report focuses on the three types of emissions generated by the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, pointing to group 3 emissions as the most significant contributor to total climate change emissions. Group 3 includes upstream purchasing activities and services—the domain of instrument and service providers, among others. 

What does this mean for these industry sectors as a whole? Product developers and manufacturers must continue to make positive gains toward responsible materials and practices to help biotech and pharma companies in turn achieve their climate change objectives.

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