ChromoTek and Proteintech win CiteAb Award 2022
CiteAb awards ChromoTek for its commitment to sustainability and presents the audience award “Researchers’ Choice” to Proteintech.
Certificate handover at the ACCR in New Orleans. From left, Dr. Astrid Sitte (Senior Product Manager, ChromoTek), Skye Longworth (Scientific Communication Manager, CiteAb), and Jeff Lee (COO, Proteintech Group Inc.).
“By changing to sustainable materials, we want to make a valuable step towards reducing the amount of laboratory waste generated worldwide. The award and the positive feedback from our customers support this decision and encourage us to continue our chosen path towards sustainability and innovation.”
Dr. Katrin Schmidthals
Founder of ChromoTek
The eighth annual awards by CiteAb, a leading database for life-sciences reagents, honor biotechnology companies that have made outstanding contributions to the field of research reagents in the previous year. Not one but two of the 14 categories in the CiteAb Awards 2022 went to the Proteintech Group. The awards were handed out in person at the ACCR in New Orleans on April 11, 2022.
A path to greater sustainability
This year’s “Environmental Initiative of the Year” award honors ChromoTek for its use of sustainable packaging materials. Instead of plastic boxes, reagents are wrapped in cardboard boxes made from recycled paper and grass fiber. Styrofoam insulation is replaced with hemp elements produced in a CO2-neutral manner in Europe. Both types of packaging are compostable or can be recycled. “By changing to sustainable materials, we want to make a valuable step towards reducing the amount of laboratory waste generated worldwide. The award and the positive feedback from our customers support this decision and encourage us to continue our chosen path towards sustainability and innovation,” says Dr. Katrin Schmidthals, founder of ChromoTek, which has been part of the Proteintech Group since October 2020.
Complementing the category award, ChromoTek receives a certificate as well as a piece of land with trees in cooperation with Co-Forest.
Awarded by the customer
The Proteintech Group is also pleased to receive the “Researchers’ Choice” award. This is the only award category in which the public decides the winner. It is therefore all the more rewarding that Proteintech Group is able to sustainably convince its customers with its products and customer service. The award citation states that “Proteintech offers a fantastic range of high-quality antibodies, both polyclonal, monoclonal and conjugated,” and “the technical staff are quick to respond to queries regarding their products and give useful advice to help troubleshoot any issues.” In addition, Proteintech’s support of young researchers is acknowledged.
A detailed statement of the CiteAb jury and an overview of all the winners from the CiteAb Awards 2022 can be found here: https://www.citeab.com/awards