Douglas Fischer

Natural Biomaterials from Biodiversity for Healthcare Applications
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Natural Biomaterials from Biodiversity for Healthcare Applications

Natural biomaterials have proven suitable to address the needs of the healthcare sector. Here the different natural healthcare biomaterials, their biodiversity sources, properties, and promising healthcare applications are reviewed.

Not made with PVC or DEHP

Not made with PVC or DEHP

CARESAFE™ IV Administration Set with AirStop: Promotes patient safety, streamlines workflow, drives environmental sustainability.

Vital Energi to reduce hospital emissions using energy solutions
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Vital Energi to reduce hospital emissions using energy solutions

Vital Energi is working with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to reduce its carbon footprint using low and zero carbon energy solutions.

What is the carbon footprint of primary care practices? A retrospective life-cycle analysis in Switzerland

What is the carbon footprint of primary care practices? A retrospective life-cycle analysis in Switzerland

This study aims to quantify the average carbon footprint of a primary care consultation, describe differences between primary care practices in western Switzerland and identify opportunities for mitigation.

Carbon footprint from superfluous colonoscopies: potentialities to scale down the impact

We feel obliged to elaborate on measures to bring down the environmental impact of endoscopic procedures.

Europe’s PVC Industry Fights Back Against NGO Misinformation
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Europe’s PVC Industry Fights Back Against NGO Misinformation

The medical PVC industry is warning European policymakers and hospitals that a paper published in 2021 by a non-governmental organization that encourages phasing out the use of PVCs is rife with misinformation and should not be used as a source for crafting policy.

After COVID, healthcare giants switch to the climate challenge

The past two years have shown the value of health care systems and companies in protecting citizens - but now experts are warning more must be done to push the sector to net-zero emissions.

Want S.F. to achieve net-zero carbon emissions? Don’t forget to green the health care industry

The Bay Area has been making important strides on climate action, but the plan may fall short if the region continues to overlook the adverse climate impact of one local industry: health care. (Paywalled site).

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