16 Nov 2022

Top Strategies for Environmental Sustainability with Examples

In this webinar, originally broadcast as part of the Pharmapack Europe show, Tom Oakley, Director of Drug Delivery Device Development, Springboard discusses 'Top Strategies for Environmental Sustainability with Examples'. Environmental sustainability is the defining challenge of our time. Whereas most global emergencies, such as the financial crisis or Covid, are likely to be measured in years, it will take decades of substantial change to achieve sustainability. Drug delivery devices have, for years, prioritised other considerations such as efficacy, safety and cost, over environmental sustainability, almost to its exclusion entirely. But there are increasing signs that societies around the world will no longer tolerate insufficient action on our part. We must rise to the task of environmental sustainability, but how? This session will give every viewer helpful insight for understanding and navigating the future of drug delivery device development, covering some high-level strategies, with examples where possible.

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  • 2021
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Chemical Development
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Medical Devices
Medical Technologies

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