The sustainable future for health and well-being
In response to fast-spreading communicable diseases and a growing gap in access to healthcare, there is a strong desire to develop sustainable solutions that can improve our global health and well-being. We are working in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to contribute to creating a sustainable future for health.
Responsibility by making a difference
BICO’s sustainability work aims to strengthen the company’s long-term competitiveness and growth. Carrying out this work responsibly is crucial to BICO’s commercial success, profitability and shareholder value.
The point of departure for the company’s sustainability work is the BICO global policy. It permeates how we conduct ourselves and treat each other, both internally and externally. It describes our corporate culture, how we act in a trust-inspiring way, and how we build long-term relations with colleagues and customers, business partners and suppliers. It also has information on the whistleblower function, introduced to ensure compliance with our policy.
At BICO, the executive management team is responsible for sustainability work on the basis of the functions and departments that are represented, and overall responsibility for the work lies with the CEO.
3d human skin
The future of cosmetic testing
CTIBiotech, an innovative R&D firm based in Lyon, France, is using CELLINK’s BIO X 3D bioprinter to produce in vitro full skin models from human cells. These bioprinted human skin models, which include sebaceous glands, immune cells or melanocytes, are more physiologically relevant. This improved models enable researchers to investigate sebum production, acne, or atopic dermatitis.
The $40 billion cosmetic industry is increasingly innovating using in vitro technologies as alternatives to animal experimentation for efficacy and safety testing skin-care and beauty products. Thankfully, advances in tissue engineering, such as the ability to bioprint human tissue models in the lab, have unlocked promising long-term-solutions.