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MilliporeSigma Science Will Tell Podcast: DOZN™

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Science Will Tell is a podcast series in which we explore infinite solutions to sustainability and community impact from the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.* 

In the third episode, you will learn more about DOZN™, our quantitative, industry-first green chemistry tool that utilizes the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry in order for scientists to make more informed decisions and to reduce their environmental footprint. Specifically, DOZN™ enables scientists to compare the relative greenness of similar chemicals, synthetic routes and chemical processes.

Making a Difference: One Company's Mission to Put Sustainability at the Heart of All It Does

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In April 2019, the Life Science business of Merck* launched a four-year initiative that was aimed at improving its sustainability efforts when it came to packaging. For a global business shipping around 30,000 packages every day, the task was enormous. From reducing the overall amount of packaging it was using, maximising recycling, improving plastics sustainability and even targeting zero deforestation, the initiative was a statement of intent by the business to begin to understand its environmental impact – and do something about it.

From Butterfly Wings to Shrimp Claws: Mimicking Nature on the Nanoscale

Innovators look to biomimicry to address sustainability challenges. Can they harness green chemistry to get it right?
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The same microscopic structures that bring beauty to a butterfly also provide strength, lightness, and water repellency. It's this efficient design that has captured the imagination of Metalmark's founders and inspired their invention: indoor air purification systems that destroy, rather than trap, volatile organic compounds, viruses, and ultrafine particles.

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The same microscopic structures that bring beauty to a butterfly also provide strength, lightness, and water repellency. It's this efficient design that has captured the imagination of Metalmark's founders and inspired their invention: indoor air purification systems that destroy, rather than trap, volatile organic compounds, viruses, and ultrafine particles.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who's Your Favorite Chemist?

By: John A. Lanier
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Where humans often use toxic substances in our chemistry, the natural world’s chemistry is overwhelmingly benign. Where humans use heat and strong forces to create chemical bonds, nature self-assembles at ambient temperatures. Where many human chemical feedstocks rely on global mining supply chains, nature has figured out how to use whatever it has right where it is.

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Where humans often use toxic substances in our chemistry, the natural world’s chemistry is overwhelmingly benign. Where humans use heat and strong forces to create chemical bonds, nature self-assembles at ambient temperatures. Where many human chemical feedstocks rely on global mining supply chains, nature has figured out how to use whatever it has right where it is.

MilliporeSigma Enhances Design for Sustainability Framework, Offers Customers Data-Driven Insights for Greener Solutions

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  • New framework supports company’s commitment to integrate sustainability into all value chains by 2030
  • Development, consulting and re-engineering efforts decrease environmental impact while improving product performance

My Green Lab Announces Two New Appointments to Board of Directors

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November 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - To meet the critical climate and environmental issues of our time, My Green Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the sustainability of scientific research, is expanding its board of directors to add two new members from both academia and the industry-at-large. Joining the board are Dr. Sapna E. Thottathil, PhD, and Jeffrey Whitford, MBA.

MilliporeSigma Sustainability Initiatives Named 2020 Winners in the BIG Awards for Business

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BURLINGTON, Mass., November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ — MilliporeSigma has been named Green Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group through its BIG Awards for Business program. In a second win, MilliporeSigma was awarded New Product of the Year for the Stericup®E and Steritop®E Filtration Devices. This annual awards program celebrates companies, products and people that are leading their respective industries.

Spotlight on Award Winner: MilliporeSigma - DOZN 2.0

BY JENNIFER NASTU
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MilliporeSigma created the free web-based greener alternative scoring matrix DOZN 2.0, which is a quantitative green chemistry evaluator based on the 12 principles of green chemistry to increase sustainability in scientific research. These 12 principles provide a framework for learning about green chemistry and designing or improving materials, products, processes, and systems, the company said.

Approaches to Incorporating Green Chemistry and Safety into Laboratory Culture

By Natalie J. O'Neil, Star Scott, Rachael Relph and Ettigounder Ponnusamy
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A systems thinking approach to incorporating green chemistry and safety into laboratory culture is vital, as chemists will be at the molecular level of the innovative solutions to our global challenges. Training chemists to have the skills and culture to accomplish this feat in the safest way possible is pivotal to safe working conditions within the chemical industry and extends to society in a sustainable future for the planet. Today, we know green chemistry to be the framework for conducting chemistry in a manner that is conducive to life.

MilliporeSigma's DOZN™ Green Chemistry Tool Named Top Project of the Year by Environment + Energy Leader

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  • The DOZN™ system, an industry-first quantitative green chemistry evaluation tool, honored by industry publication
  • Web-based tool allows users to calculate the green scores of their processes and products so they can increase their sustainability
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  • The DOZN™ system, an industry-first quantitative green chemistry evaluation tool, honored by industry publication
  • Web-based tool allows users to calculate the green scores of their processes and products so they can increase their sustainability

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