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QMRI cell sorting facility wins Silver Award for sustainability

January 2020:The Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility is the first BioQuarter lab to achieve a Silver Sustainability Award.

The Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility win a Silver Lab Sustainability Award

The QMRI Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility, based in the Centre for Inflammation Research, was assessed in July for the University's Sustainability Award. Achieving a Silver Award in laboratory sustainability means that the facility has fulfilled at least 23 of 25 Silver criteria, as well as maintaining their Bronze Award status. Labs are assessed for sustainability in terms of:

  • Fume cupboards and biosafety cabinets (BSCs)
  • Cold storage
  • Chemicals and gases
  • Scientific equipment
  • Water waste and recycling
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Lighting
  • Awareness and training

The facility staff are planning to attend the awards ceremony later in the year.

QMRI Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility

Find out more about the Lab Sustainability Awards