Grenova’s location in Richmond, Virginia is an essential part of the company’s identity. The sustainable biotech firm has been headquartered in Richmond ever since the company’s founding 6 years ago. 
After working in the laboratory consumables market for eight years, Ali Safavi, founder and CEO of Grenova Solutions, realized that the industry would not be able to sustain itself indefinitely. Working as a laboratory engineer, Safavi took notice of the sheer amount of plastic waste accumulating around him each day. He quickly saw that pipette …
Throughout the current health crisis, Grenova has had one goal— to leverage our technology and expertise to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Richmond Inno, a media outlet featuring innovative businesses, recently recognized Grenova’s efforts in the healthcare and life sciences community during this time of crisis. Grenova was nominated as a finalist in the Crisis Innovator Award, which honors companies stepping up in the face of coronavirus.  
In a laboratory, tough decisions are regularly made to determine how best to conduct critical experiments and testing. Over time, pipette tips have adapted to suit labs across the globe and provide the tools so technicians and scientists have the ability to do important research. This is especially true as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States. Epidemiologists and virologists are working around the clock to come up with a treatment for the virus. Filtered pipette tips made of plastics are used to …
Laboratory consumables like pipette tips are often forgotten when labs across the globe look for ways to save money and the environment. Although small and seemingly insignificant, discarding pipette tips can have an enormous impact on a laboratory’s carbon footprint. Recent research conducted by Grenova Inc. has shown that the company’s pipette tip cleaners effectively …
Now more than ever, businesses around the world are placing a premium on keeping not only the environment and planet healthy, but employees as well. Pipette manufacturer Sartorius details that more than 40% of lab professionals suffer from pipetting-caused disorders. In the industries where lab technicians work such as education, healthcare, medicine, and biology, injuries …
Companies around the world are increasingly realizing the importance of reducing their plastic waste. Aramark, the Coca Cola Company, and McDonalds are only a few of the large businesses who have committed to reducing their single-use plastics and increasing their use of reusable and compostable products. Big names are starting to use their platforms and resources to help drive real …
American inventor and tech mogul Steve Jobs once said, “The only way to do great work, is to love what you do”. At Grenova, this moto rings true. One of the most important characteristics of a job is a fun, inspiring, and welcoming workplace culture.  
Coronavirus testing labs are facing a steadily growing volume of tests needed with no immediate end in sight. These labs are tasked with managing their increasing demand through smart inventory control.  In a recent White House briefing, coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx stressed to testing laboratories: “Make sure you have enough pipette tips, pipettors, and …
  When pipettes were invented in the 19th century by Luis Pasteur, little thought was given to the environment and even less thought was given to laboratory consumables like pipette tips. But as laboratory research testing increases with the onset of new viruses, like COVID-19, and ever-changing government regulations are signed into law, everything laboratories do now is amplified. This includes what these labs do for the environment. To demonstrate Grenova’s impact on …
Grenova’s founder Ali Safavi was asked to present at TEDxYouth to address the steady rise in plastic biohazard waste produced from the laboratory and healthcare industry. In his inspiring presentation, Ali shared his mission to create a future free from plastic pollution—a future that is filled with an abundance of life, not an abundance of …
Grenova’s founder and CEO, Ali Safavi, will present ways to reduce the science community’s plastic waste during LABVOLUTION, a flagship European trade show for innovative lab equipment. Hosted May 21-23, this year’s conference will focus on the theme of “The Integrated Lab,” signaling the show’s strong emphasis on connectivity. LABVOLUTION documents and showcases every facet of …
Grenova is proud to join the Technical Sales Association at the “270 Research Corridor” Biomedical Equipment and Supplies Exhibit at Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus. Maryland is now home to the third largest concentration of life sciences companies in the United States. The majority of these companies as well as major research institutions are …
Grenova actively supports and engages in the AACC’s mission to help lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best — provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need. Like AACC, Grenova is dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. At the upcoming 71st AACC Annual …
Grenova is pleased to announce that it will demonstrate how innovative laboratories across the country are eliminating lab waste and saving money at the 67th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics. Hosted June 2 – 6, 2019, the ASMS Conference will be held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center. Here, Grenova will …
Grenova will showcase its ability to dramatically lower cost in the laboratory industry by reducing biohazard waste at the 2019 NIH Spring Biomedical Research Equipment and Supplies Exhibit. The spring event will be hosted at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda on May 22 and 23 and is sponsored by the Technical Sales Association, a nationwide member-led organization …
Grenova is listening. Our growth and expansion has been a direct result of listening to the needs of the laboratory community and directly responding. To do this effectively, Grenova has spent the first quarter of 2019 on the road hosting engaging discussions, providing product demonstrations, and forming valuable partnerships throughout the United States. As a …