From the Beaker to the Beach, pH Matters


Posted by Elias W on Sep 12, 2018 3:10:00 AM

Science is science, even if it's examining totally different aspects of nature like stem cell niches versus marine habitat niches. As a company grounded in science, CST values the efforts of non-profit organizations in our community that are working to protect our ecosystems.

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Topics: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

Earth Month: Conserving Everything but Enthusiasm


Posted by Elias W on May 30, 2018 3:15:00 AM

Last year we organized a week’s worth of events for Earth Week, culminating with the international “March for Science” where over 50 US employees attended a march and rally in Boston, MA. Wanting to advance our employee engagement on environmental action, this year we opted for an Earth Month with weekly workplace events, lectures, and volunteer opportunities.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability

Rooftop Solar Comes to CST


Posted by Elias W on Feb 28, 2018 6:15:00 AM

Let’s face it, we are an energy-intensive industry. From ultra low temperature freezers for storing products, to HVAC and lighting, plus lab equipment and fume hoods, it all adds up to a significant load. In 2017, CST’s two U.S. facilities used 7,677,140 kWh, which is the equivalent to the electrical consumption of 856 households! While creating that amount of energy on our own would require a golf course sized array of renewables, we can take steps to whittle down a percentage of energy consumption with solar panels on our roof.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Organic Ideas for Composting at CST


Posted by Elias W on Oct 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

As a company that believes in leaving our mark on science, but not on the earth, CST has made a commitment to use compostable cups and plates in our US cafeterias.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

CST Interns: A Fun and Productive Summer for Future STEM Leaders


Posted by Elias W and Ken B on Aug 23, 2017 3:00:00 AM

The development and testing of new products at Cell Signaling Technology (CST) involves the work of many teams using different techniques and technologies. This presents a variety of opportunities for summer interns to gain first-hand experience on projects ranging from bioinformatics to cell culture and staining tissue samples. For most students, a CST internship offers their first experience in a biotech lab and in a team-driven, professional (but still fun) environment.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Science Education, Career Development

Sowing the Seeds of Research Success in Developing Countries


Posted by Claire S on Jul 12, 2017 3:00:00 AM

 

Boston is famous for the Red Sox, baked beans, and for having a distinctive accent. What you may not know is that it’s also renowned for its thriving scientific community. With hundreds of colleges, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Boston area, what better location for Seeding Labs a non-profit organization whose mission is to help talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research. With help from the community they provide these scientists with the resources they need but might not have access to, including lab equipment, training, and access to key influencers in their field.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

CST Joins Worldwide "March for Science" on Earth Day, April 22nd


Posted by Elias W on Apr 12, 2017 3:00:00 AM

 A version of this article was originally posted on 4/3/17 for the MassBio Blog

The science is in, and there’s no question that we’re long overdue to take action on behalf of the planet. As a community of scientists who work hard at the lab bench and relax on a park bench, it’s important that we all do our part this Earth Day.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Investing in our Communities and Promoting Science Education


Posted by Carolyn P on Jul 20, 2016 3:00:00 AM

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
- Antoine de St. Exupery

Every generation has its dreamers; pioneering individuals who aren’t satisfied with the status quo, but who will drive forward towards something bigger, something better . . . 

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Topics: CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility

Sowing the Seeds of Research Success in Developing Countries


Posted by Claire S on Jun 1, 2016 3:00:00 AM

 

Boston is famous for the Red Sox, baked beans, and for having a distinctive accent. What you may not know is that it’s also renowned for its thriving scientific community. With hundreds of colleges, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Boston area, what better location for Seeding Labs a non-profit organization whose mission is to help talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research. With help from the community they provide these scientists with the resources they need but might not have access to, including lab equipment, training, and access to key influencers in their field.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Investing in Our Communities:  Small Grants Program at CST


Posted by Elias W on Mar 9, 2016 3:00:00 AM

Science is our passion and our mission at Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is to help move science forward in order to understand questions about disease that will ultimately improve the quality of our lives. But as we go about our business we cannot ignore the important links we have to our local communities and the planet.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

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