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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Biobased Solutions for Sustainable Therapy Manufacturing

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a global leader in scientific solutions, is enhancing the sustainability of biologics therapy manufacturing by introducing biobased films for its single-use technology bioprocessing containers (BPCs). These films are made from plant-based materials instead of fossil fuels, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with traditional plastic resins. Validated under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS, these biobased films maintain the reliability of Thermo Fisher’s Aegis™ and CX film offerings, ensuring consistency for biopharma manufacturers.

By adopting these sustainable films, customers can lower their environmental footprint without needing to re-validate their BPCs, thereby speeding up time-to-market for treatments while promoting environmental stewardship. Thermo Fisher supports these efforts by facilitating the recycling of used BPCs into high-quality plastic lumber, diverting approximately 400,000 pounds of plastic waste from landfills or incineration. This initiative aligns with Thermo Fisher's broader commitment to sustainable practices, including earning ISCC PLUS certification for biobased resins used in their Nunc Cell Factory™ product line.

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s bioproduction business, emphasizes their dedication to advancing cleaner bioproduction processes without compromising quality. Thermo Fisher continues to innovate greener products across various environmental impact areas, focusing on hazardous material reduction, waste minimization, energy efficiency, responsible packaging, and product longevity. These efforts, encapsulated in their Greener by Design™ portfolio, reflect Thermo Fisher's mission to support customers in addressing global health challenges sustainably.



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