News Archive: 2016

The VWR Foundation Advances Science with $97,000 in Fourth Quarter Grants

December 20, 2016

Seeding Labs is one of 12 grantees receiving funding from the VWR Foundation, which supports three strategic priorities: research, health and well-being, and science education.


The Universal Language

Lab Business Magazine - November/December 2016

Seeding Labs isn't just donating equipment overseas, it's connecting the global scientific community.


2017 Innovation All-Stars

Boston Business Journal - November 22, 2016

Seeding Labs' founder and CEO Nina Dudnik was named one of 12 "Innovation All-Stars" by the Boston Business Journal.


A New Partnership to Help Research Break Through

October 27, 2016

Seeding Labs announces a new partnership with American Journal Experts (AJE) to benefit our Instrumental Access network of scientists and make it easier for their important discoveries to break through.


If You Want to Cure All Diseases, Include All of the World's Scientists

Scientific American – October 20, 2016

In an editorial, Seeding Labs' founder and CEO Nina Dudnik argues that if Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg really want to cure, prevent, and manage all diseases, they should invest in the thousands of talented scientists working in developing countries.


From Scientist to Nonprofit Leader

Nonprofit Leaders Network – October 10, 2016

In this podcast, Seeding Labs' founder and CEO Nina Dudnik discusses taking a nonprofit from an idea run by a group of volunteers to a productive organization. She covers the challenges of shifting from scientist mode to nonprofit leader mode and the steps she took to professionalize and fund her growing idea.


Empowering Scientists on the Front Lines

Lab Manager Magazine – September 13, 2016

Our Instrumental Access program may seem simple--receive donations of surplus lab equipment and ship them to scientists in the developing world. But our process is far more involved because our goal is larger than merely moving materials, writes Seeding Labs' founder and CEO.  We're meeting global scientists' equipment needs in a scalable, sustainable way.


Learn from Ebola, Zika outbreaks, and invest in diagnostic labs

Devex - August 23, 2016

Rather than wait until diseases have spread to epidemic proportions, we must empower a global workforce of scientists to tackle them when and where they emerge, writes our founder and CEO Nina Dudnik.


People on the Move: Robin Watters

Boston Business Journal - July 15, 2016

Meet Seeding Labs' Chief Operations Officer, Robin Watters.


An Instrumental Access Milestone

June 28, 2016

With our first shipment to a 2016 Instrumental Access university, our flagship program has now eclipsed 100 tons of donated scientific equipment sent to scientists around the world! Learn more about the university that received this shipment and their plans to enhance research and education on our blog.


Ghanaian Researchers to Receive Plasmid Awards from Addgene and Seeding Labs

Addgene – June 15, 2016

Addgene and Seeding Labs have selected our first two plasmid grant awardees: Drs. Louis Bengyella and Kwabena O. Duedu, both from the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana.


Innovate Podcast: Enabling Scientists to Battle Global Diseases & Feed a Growing Population

Arch Street Press – June 12, 2016

Nina Dudnik, founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, discusses the transformative experiences that incited her interest in science and social justice, from conducting her first experiment using radish seeds at age 8 to her work at the Africa Rice Center in Côte d'Ivoire.


Conference Attendees Trade Coronado Beach for Carson Beach

Boston Globe – June 8, 2016

Seeding Labs is one of the 100 finalists for the Classy Awards in Boston, which recognize “the most remarkable changemakers of our generation.”


Podcast: A Malawian Professor's Path to Biotech Research

Addgene – May 24, 2016

Our Instrumental Access partner, Dr. Kingdom Kwapata of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi, discusses his background, current biotechnology research, and thoughts on the need for science collaboration across the globe.


If I Knew Then: Nina Dudnik

Crain's – May 23, 2016

In this series, Crain's ask executives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy. Seeding Labs' Founder and CEO Nina Dudnik discusses how she utilizes her instincts in making decisions.


Garden City University College to Receive Scientific Equipment

Garden City University College – May 19, 2016

Garden City University College will utilize equipment from Seeding Labs' Instrumental Access programme on their Kumasi campus to enhance the quality of biomedical science training.


Department of Biomedical Engineering Selected For Seeding Labs' Instrumental Access Programme

University of Ghana – May 9, 2016

Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ghana said, “The selection is a great honour which will enable the Department to set up a core facility for use by all members of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences."


Embu University College Awarded Equipment by Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access Program

Embu University College – May 5, 2016

Embu University College is extremely pleased to be amongst 16 universities benefiting from scientific equipment from Seeding Labs’ 2016 Instrumental Access programme. The Equipment was awarded through the department of Biological Sciences.


5 Reasons to Partner with Seeding Labs

Lab Manager Magazine – May 4, 2016

Seeding Labs has been making a strong push lately to partner with lab equipment manufacturers in their mission to bring much needed equipment and supplies to talented researchers in developing countries. Vendors can either sponsor Seeding Labs shipments or programs, donate new or surplus equipment, or volunteer with the non-profit. We share five benefits of partnering with Seeding Labs.


Embu University College to Gain From Sh13M Lab Equipment

uReport (Kenya) - April 25, 2016

Embu University College in Kenya, is among the 16 universities accepted into the Instrumental Access 2016 program.


Redeemer’s Varsity Wins Global Equipment Grant

The Nation (Nigeria) - April 14, 2016

Redeemer's University in Ede, Nigeria, is among the 16 universities accepted into the Instrumental Access 2016 program.


Equipping Researchers in the Developing World

American Laboratory - April 8, 2016

Having shipped 87 tons of scientific equipment to 35 institutions based in 24 countries in the developing world since 2003, the nonprofit organization Seeding Labs has a very focused and motivated staff.


Seeding Labs & Addgene: Teaming Up to Catalyze Molecular Biology Research

April 5, 2016

Seeding Labs is pleased to announce a new partnership with Addgene, a nonprofit plasmid repository dedicated to making it easier for scientists to share plasmids.


Seeding Labs: Donating Essential Equipment for Breakthrough Science

Helmer Scientific "Blue View" Blog – March 30, 2016

Helmer Scientific, a krypton-level equipment donor to Seeding Labs, on why they support Seeding Labs.


Seeding Labs Selects 16 Recipients for its 2016 Instrumental Access Program

Lab Manager Magazine – March 30, 2016

Coverage of our Positively Instrumental event and an update from Pittcon.


Seeding Labs Donates Scientific Equipment to LUANAR

March 30, 2016

The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, an Instrumental Access 2016 recipient (and Seeding Labs' first partner in Malawi), covered Dr. Kingdom Kwapata's travels to the US to attend the Positively Instrumental event.


The Open University of Tanzania to Become a Beneficiary of Seeding Labs

March 30, 2016

The Open University of Tanzania, an Instrumental Access 2016 recipient, shared the news of their selection in a university press release.


Seeding Labs Event Honors Donors, Scientists from Developing Countries

March 24, 2016

On March 24, Seeding Labs hosted “Positively Instrumental,” a celebration of the 16 exceptional university departments selected for the 2016 Instrumental Access program. The event also honored five outstanding corporate donors whose contributions of equipment donations, funding, and volunteer time provided crucial support in 2015.


Health Sciences Research Unit in Line to Receive New Equipment Sponsorship

UKZN DABA Online – February 17, 2016

South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal, an Instrumental Access 2016 recipient, shared the news of their selection in their university newsletter.


Sowing the Seeds of Research Success in Developing Countries

CST Blog: Lab Expectations – February 10, 2016

Cell Signaling Technology, a donor to Seeding Labs since 2010, features a Q&A on their blog with our Director of Corporate Relations, Robert Lillianfeld, about the most rewarding aspect of working at Seeding Labs--and his biggest challenge.


Local Scientists Creating Global Impacts in Agriculture

SciDevNet – February 2, 2016

Agricultural research — using both conventional and modern scientific tools — is an integral force in both sustaining and improving the food supply and income across the world, writes our CEO.


Two New Members Join the Seeding Labs Board

January 26, 2016

We are excited to announce that Tim Fenton of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and Maggie Koziol of Deloitte have joined the Seeding Labs Board of Directors.


Women in Business Q&A: Dr. Nina Dudnik

The Huffington Post – January 13, 2016

What inspired our founder to create Seeding Labs? The answer, plus her best advice for women in the industry, in this Q&A.


Seeding Labs - Planting the Future

Labconco News – January 7, 2016

Donating lab equipment to Seeding Labs helps Labconco Corporation fulfill their mission of enhancing global scientific discovery.


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