It's clear in academic literature and in the scientific community that sustainability in laboratories is a massive, growing, and challenging problem. Labcycle aims to improve the quantity of waste laboratories contribute by helping labs to get 2-5 more uses from plastic items such as pipette tips, eppendorf tubes, centrifuge tubes. This solution saves labs money, reduces their environmental impact, and helps scientists to target numbers 11, 12, and 13 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Labcylce System uses 8 removable and independently washable tubs to sterilise equipment with a 5-cycle washing system (prewash, wash, rinse, dry and anti-microbial spray). Then, sterilised equipment can be easily taken from the machine in a contained and sterile tub that can be used from a bench or off-site. To wash the equipment and dispose of wastewater, demineralised water travels to and from two external water supplies attached at the back that are monitored using the touch display at the front. Users can wash loads independently and monitor the wash cycles of each load with the mini displays at the front of each drawer
Nick Sabulis is a designer with a drive towards technology, robotics, and sustainability. With experience working in other fields, companies, and countries Nick prides himself on an open-minded worldview, effective and supportive teamwork, and his work ethic.