Welcome to the 2021 NIH Green Labs Fair!

The NIH Green Labs Fair is an annual event that showcases products and techniques that could be used by labs at the NIH to reduce their impact on the environment. This year's event will be held virtually. Information about a wide variety of green products can be found in the table below. We will be adding information up to the week of the event, so check back often for the latest additions! Meetings with vendor representatives are also available in the table below and will be active on September 22nd, 2021 from 12-2pm.

Learn about green products here! 

Locate the vendor of your choice below and find more information about their green product offerings in the "Green Products" column. You can also speak with a vendor representative using the hyperlink in the "Meeting Link" column from 12-2pm on September 22, 2021. More info on the products displayed at the 2021 NIH Green Labs is available here.

VendorGreen Products​​Meeting Link
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Laboratory Products Division - lab equipment & consumables

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Check out their virtual green product booth!
* This booth will be open until October 17, 2021.

Biological Safety Cabinets with DC motors to decrease energy use and increase motor life
VIOS Incubators that are durable, reliable, and recyclable
- Multidrop Combi offers reliable dispensing and reduces the need for pipette tips
E-Gel SYBR Safe gels (less hazardous product)
- Click-iT and Click-iT DIBO detection and labeling reagents (less hazardous product)
Gibco BenchStableCell Culture Media​ (sustainable packaging)
- Sustainability Program

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​- The I.DOT is a tip-less, non-contact dispenser that reduces plastic waste
- The C.WASH is a tip-less, non-contact plate washer that eliminates all plastic waste from pipette tips
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- SafeGLO Safe DNA Dye (safer alternative to ethidium bromide)
- Centrifuge tubes with new sizes to decrease plastic waste
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​- Jess Automated Western Blot System
Ella Automated Immunoassay System

Maximize sample, minimize consumable waste with a variety of immunoassay technologies including multiplexing and automation of your protein analysis.

Our technology development is changing many traditional laboratory processes leading to significant improvements in results while delivering substantial waste reduction for our customers. An example is the novel approach to automate Western Blotting using the revolutionary WES platform which reduces waste by over 99%!

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Cell Signaling Technology


​- Green packaging methods like biodegradable cardboard coolers and packaging materials made from post-consumer paper.Enter Meeting Here


​- CellXpert® C170i Cell Culture Incubator
- Various Liquid Handling (Pipetting) Instruments
- Eppendorf Centrifuges

Nicholas Merino
Debbie Panizari

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​- Stirling Ultracold Energy Star certified freezers
- Thermo Fisher TSX Series High-Performance Refrigerators
- Eppendorf Sustainable Centrifuges
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Imgen & DeNovix


​- Imgen Green Products

Worthington Enzymes - all kits use recyclable cardboard boxes. ZERO plastics!
HistoClear - all-natural clearing agent that eliminates xylene for histology
CellDrop - count cells without using plastic slides
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​- Odyssey M Imaging System
- Odyssey DLx Imaging System
- Pearl Trilogy Imaging System

Rep: Aubrey Wharton
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NIH Green Labs Program

- Take the NIH Green Labs Program!

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​NIH ORF/ORS Green Team

​Help the ORF/ORS Green Team by properly disposing of your PPE:
- Current Waste Collection Guidance
- Step Can Locations on the Bethesda Campus

NIH Supply Center

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​- Notebook w/ Environmentally Friendly Natural Stone Paper
- Stapler with 30% Recycled Content
- Biodegradable O-Ring Binder

Customer Service Contact Information:
1-833-3 ONE NIH (1-833-366-3644)
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​NIH Waste & Resource Recovery Branch

​- NIH Solvent Recovery Program
- NIH Surplus Chemical Redistribution Program
- More info on both programs
- Newsletter article on these waste management programs

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PHC Corporation


​Energy-Star Freezers:
26 cu. ft. VIP ECONatural Refrigerant -86°C Freezer
24.4 cu.ft.High-Performance Biomedical Freezer
24.2 cu. ft. Upright Pharmacy Refrigerator
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- Polycarbin provides scientists with a closed-loop solution for laboratory plastics. As a recycler and product re-manufacturer, Polycarbin turns the plastic waste of today into the laboratory products of tomorrow. Whether you find yourself at the lab benchtop or at the heart of operations, Polycarbin invites you to take part in the life science innovation ecosystem of the future.
- E-commerce storefront for Poycarbin products
- Product catalogue (w/ discount codes for NIH)

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​- ONE-Glo EX Luciferase Assay System that creates less waste, conserves energy, and is less hazardous.
- Maxwell HT 96 gDNA Blood Isolation System
- ReliaPrep Large Volume HT gDNA Isolation System
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​- TerraRack Tips - 100% recyclable tip racks that use 41% less plastic than conventional racks.
- Pipette Trade-Up Program - old pipettes are recycled or parts are reused. Contact your rep for more info!
- Mail-in Pipette Service - plants a tree every time a service kit is returned. Register and order on ShopRainin!

Rep: Sandra Jabre
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Sophion BioScience

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​- QPatch II is an automated patch-clamp system for drug discovery, safety/toxicology testing, and basic research.
- QPatch II features reusable titanium-coated pipettes, minimal plastic use, and low power consumption.
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​Stirling Ultracold


Energy Star-certified ULT freezer:
- Upright ULT Freezer (SU780XLE)

Compact and energy-efficient ULT freezers:
- Undercounter ULT Freezer (SU105UE)
- Portable ULT Freezer (ULT25NEU)
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* The NIH does not endorse any of these products.

We hope that everyone discovers a new green product for their lab! The Green Labs Fair was first created over a decade ago by a few dedicated NIH researchers that were members of the Sustainable Laboratory Practices Working Group. The founding members are: Minoo Shakoury-Elizah, Daman Kumari, Jean Tiong-Kohler and Barbara Zwiesler. The Green Labs Fair is also supported by the NIH Office of Research Facilities, Division of Environmental Protection. The Green Labs Fair has grown significantly over the years and has now expanded to a virtual format!  If you are interested in past Green Lab Fairs, please use these links below:

2016 NIH Green Labs Fair

2017 NIH Green Labs Fair

2018 NIH Green Labs Fair

2019 NIH Green Labs Fair