Joe Newcombe in PharmaTimes — We are the robots

In his regular PharmaTimes feature, sustainability columnist Joe Newcombe looks his experience at the ‘Robotic’ ELRIG Drug Discovery 2022 conference. 

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG) Drug Discovery Conference 2022.

A meeting of more than 1,500 delegates over two days with a raft of scientific and technology talks and posters. It was reassuring to see that sustainability struck a consistent chord amongst the topics. My sustainability highlights are discussed in this article.

Sanofi described how it managed to replace single-use plastic pipette tips with reusable steel nozzles in a high-throughput nanobody screening set-up. The move was initially driven by an acute shortage of pipette tips during COVID. Lowered costs and reduced plastic waste, however, meant that the reusable tips stayed the course.


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