“As industry-leading innovators and collaborators, both Solvay and Medacta have been at the forefront of the trend toward single-use medical instrumentation.
Despite the tremendous promise of the single-use concept for reducing the frequency of hospital acquired infections, concerns over increased waste have led to the perception that single-use instrumentation is less environmentally friendly than traditional systems,” said Bianca Shemper, sustainability manager for Solvay Specialty Polymers.
“With Medacta’s help, we methodically explored those concerns to determine whether the alleged environmental impact of a single-use instrument kit outweighed its clear potential benefits. Partnerships like this emphasize Solvay’s commitment to taking a leadership role in sustainable chemistry and environmental responsibility to help our customers foster environmentally friendly yet highly competitive new solutions.”
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