Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13:

Sorbus Biomedical’s Cell Cultivation Systems contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action, by promoting sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of biomedical research and production processes. 

By incorporating these sustainable practices and technologies, Sorbus Biomedical’s Cell Cultivation Systems not only advance biomedical research and production but also actively contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change, in line with the objectives of UN SDG 13.

Energy Efficiency:
• Optimized Energy Use: Sorbus systems are designed to be energy efficient, reducing the overall energy consumption needed for cell cultivation processes. This includes advanced insulation, efficient heating and cooling mechanisms, and energy-efficient components.
• Reduced Carbon Footprint: by using less energy and a fraction of compressed gases (e.g. Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide and Oxygen) compared to commercially available alternatives, these systems contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions directly supporting climate action goals.

Sustainable Production Practices:
• Minimized Waste: automated and optimized processes result in reduced wastage of resources such as media, reagents, and other consumables. This leads to a more sustainable use of materials and lower environmental impact.
• Recyclable and Biodegradable Materials: the use of environmentally friendly materials in the construction and operation of the systems helps in reducing waste and promoting recycling.

Resource Optimization:
• Efficient Water Usage: advanced cell cultivation systems often incorporate water-saving technologies, ensuring that water usage is minimized without compromising the quality of cell cultures.
• Nutrient Efficiency: systems are designed to optimize the use of nutrients, ensuring that cells receive only what they need, thereby reducing excess and waste.

Support for Green Technologies:
• Bio-based Products: Sorbus systems can be used in the production of bio-based products, such as biofuels and bioplastics, which are more sustainable alternatives to fossil-fuel-based products.
• Sustainable Bioprocessing: the ability to efficiently cultivate cells is essential for the development and production of sustainable bioprocesses that can replace traditional, more polluting industrial processes.

Reduced Transportation Emissions:
• Local Production: by enabling efficient and scalable cell cultivation, Sorbus systems support local production of biopharmaceuticals and other biologics, reducing the need for transportation and the associated carbon emissions.
• Compact and Portable Design: Sorbus systems are designed to be compact and portable, reducing the logistical and environmental costs associated with transportation and installation.

Innovation in Renewable Energy Integration:
• Renewable Energy Sources: Sorbus systems can be integrated with renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power, further reducing their carbon footprint.
• Energy Storage Solutions: incorporating energy storage solutions to manage energy use more effectively and sustainably.

Sustainability Research and Development:
• Green Research Initiatives: Sorbus Biomedical supports research initiatives focused on sustainability and environmental health, contributing to broader efforts to combat climate change.
• Educational Programs: promoting awareness and education on sustainable practices within the biomedical field.

Practical Examples:
• Reducing Laboratory Waste: automated systems reduce the need for single-use plastics and other disposable materials commonly used in manual cell cultivation processes.
• Supporting Renewable Resources: cultivating cells for renewable bioproducts such as plant-based alternatives to plastic or biofuels, which help reduce dependence on fossil fuels.