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  • Seeding Labs Announces Additions and Transitions to Board of Directors

    Seeding Labs CEO on New Podcast Episode

    March 3, 2023

    Seeding Labs CEO Melissa P. Wu, PhD joined the MilliporeSigma podcast "Science Will Tell," discussing the importance of capacity building for science in developing countries. She was joined by two Instrumental Access awardees, Dr. Thabile Ndlovu (University of Eswatini) and Dr. Abebaw Fekadu (Addis Ababa University).


  • Seeding Labs Announces Additions and Transitions to Board of Directors

    Seeding Labs Announces Additions and Transitions to Board of Directors

    January 24, 2023

    Today, Seeding Labs announces transitions in the leadership and membership of its Board of Directors.

    After serving as Vice-chair of the Board for the past year, Dr. Vishal Patel, CEO of an Atlas-Polaris NewCo and an Atlas Ventures EIR, will serve in a new roles as the Board Chair. In addition, Dr. Chad Jackson will serve as Vice-chair; Aravinda Souza as Clerk; and Beata Dragovics as Treasurer.


  • Seeding Labs Celebrates 100 Universities Served

    Gratitude Tuesday 2022: Celebrating the Seeding Labs Community

    November 29, 2022

    In celebration of Gratitude Tuesday, the Seeding Labs version of Giving Tuesday, we also mark a milestone of 100 universities served since 2003! We are grateful for all of you champions of global science who believe that building stronger labs in developing countries builds a stronger future.


  • Dr. Annegret Stark and graduate students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

    Sweet Success in South Africa

    October 25, 2022

    Annegret Stark, PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa is building a bridge between academia and industry, working directly with local sugar cane growers and millers to use their residues and products more sustainably.


  • Lynden Logistics

    Using global capabilities to assist Seeding Labs

    Lynden Logistics - October 17, 2022

    For the past two years, Lynden Logistics' International Projects team in Baltimore has been behind the scenes making sure that donated lab equipment is safely transported to the correct destination in places like Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Tanzania.


  • Melissa Hackmeier and Melissa P. Wu at the Boston Business Journal's 2022 Corporate Citizenship Community Collaboration Awards

    Seeding Labs and MilliporeSigma Honored by Boston Business Journal

    October 5, 2022

    On September 8, 2022, Melissa P. Wu, PhD, CEO of Seeding Labs, proudly accepted the Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship Community Collaboration Award, alongside Melissa Hackmeier, Global Head of Employee & Community Engagement at MilliporeSigma.


  • Bioengineers-in-training Looking to Strike Gold

    Bioengineers-in-training Looking to Strike Gold

    SEptember 19, 2022

    Dr. Elena Rosca and her students at Ashesi University are aiming to prove to the world that their bioengineered bacteria can detect gold from above the Earth’s surface, potentially reducing risks for millions.


  • MilliporeSigma, Seeding Labs supporting tech in nations in need

    MilliporeSigma, Seeding Labs supporting tech in nations in need

    boston business journal - SEptember 2022

    For more than a decade, the life sciences company MilliporeSigma has worked with the nonprofit Seeding Labs to help lower-income countries develop science and technology industries.


  • Unibe recibe la visita de Takeda, Seeding Labs y Children´s Place International

    Unibe recibe la visita de Takeda, Seeding Labs y Children's Place International

    Universidad Iberoamericana - August 2022

    Representatives of Takeda, Seeding Labs, and the NGO Children's Place International, visited the Vice President for Research and Innovation of the Universidad Iberoamericana (Unibe), sharing the impact that the Institute for Tropical Medicine and Global Health has had in carrying out research on Dengue, HIV, Covid -19, and other infectious diseases.


  • Changing the Narrative

    Changing the Narrative

    June 28, 2022

    Prof. Aina Adeogun at the University of Ibadan is making strides in her investigation into how pollution affects the hormones of Nigeria's aquatic life. Her work is lending a greater understanding to how the polluted water impacts Nigeria’s most vulnerable populations: women and children.


  • Neta Scientific Reaches Gold Level Donor Status with Seeding labs

    Neta Scientific: Fostering the development of the next generation of scientists in developing nations

    June 8, 2022

    Neta Scientific Inc., a family-owned lab supply company, has reached an incredible milestone this year—Gold-level donor status with Seeding Labs. The Gold Level represents financial and equipment donations that total over $500,000.


  • From Intent to Impact: Seeding Labs Hosts Dynamic Webinar with Life Science Leaders

    From Intent to Impact: Seeding Labs Hosts Dynamic Webinar with Life Science Leaders

    may 25, 2022

    On May 24, 2022, Seeding Labs hosted life sciences leaders to discuss how their sector can increase scientific access as an essential way of business.

    Krystyna Hincman (Cell Signaling Technology), Ryan Walker (Cytiva) and Prof. Aina Adeogun (University of Ibadan) presented their valuable perspectives on how relationship building yields global results.


  • Bacteria in Balance: Harnessing Microbiology for Better Dental Care in India

    Bacteria in Balance: Harnessing Microbiology for Better Dental Care in India

    April 26, 2022

    Dr. Kishore Bhat, MD, professor of microbiology at Maratha Mandal’s NGH Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre (MMDC), is propelling the country's first research into the oral microbiome.

    As the only oral microbiology program in India, Dr. Bhat's department is training dentists around the country to better identify oral pathogens and save lives.


  • Equipment arrives on campus at OAUSTech

    Equipment Arrives on Campus in Nigeria

    March 23, 2022

    The Department of Chemical Sciences at Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTech) in Okitipupa, Nigeria, received more than 160 pieces of Instrumental Access equipment from Seeding Labs in March 2022.

    Click the link below to learn more about OAUSTech.

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  • Scientists at the Universidad de la República in Uruguay

    Playing the Long Game

    March 15, 2022

    Instrumental Access equipment is helping scientists in Uruguay in their quest to stop parasitic infections. Dr. Gustavo Salinas at the Universidad de la República in Uruguay are one step closer to finding more effective treatments against Soil-Transmitted Helminths.


  • Equipment arrives on campus at Sokoine University of Agriculture

    Equipment Arrives on Campus in Tanzania

    March 9, 2022

    In February 2022, nearly 300 pieces of scientific equipment found their second home at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania.

    Learn more about the Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology at SUA.

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  • Instrumental Access equipment is on its way to Bells University of Technology

    Instrumental Access Equipment On the Way to Nigeria

    March 2, 2022

    More than two tons of scientific equipment are on their way to the Department of Chemical and Food Sciences at Bells University of Technology in Ota, Nigeria.

    Learn more about the department, its research, and their students.

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  • Cytiva Fuels Growth of Expanded TeleScience Platform

    Cytiva Fuels Growth of Expanded TeleScience Platform

    March 1, 2022

    TeleScience, the global collaborative library of lab knowledge curated by Seeding Labs, is expanding with the help of Cytiva, a global life sciences leader.

    The new chromatography collection features videos that range from an overview of the principles of chromatography to how-to videos specific to the AKTA line of protein purification systems.


  • Two shipments arrive in Ghana

    Two Shipments Arrive in Ghana!

    February 22, 2022

    During the last week of 2021, two shipments arrived at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.

    KNUST's Department of Food Science and Technology and Department of Pharmaceutics are now home to more than 8,000 pounds of lab equipment and supplies!


  • New Board Members 2022

    Seeding Labs Welcomes 3 New Members to Board of Directors

    January 25, 2022

    Seeding Labs is excited to announce that Dr. Harvey Lodish, Dr. Chad R. Jackson, and Aravinda Souza have all joined the Board of Directors, helping to guide and strengthen our mission of empowering every scientist to change the world.


  • Slice of MIT

    “Geeking Out” About Lab Equipment

    Slice of MIT — January 14, 2022

    Seeding Labs CEO Melissa P. Wu, PhD talks with the MIT Alumni Association about what inspires her career strengthening scientific infrastructure in developing countries.


  • Technology Networks

    Designing in Sustainability in Science

    Technology Networks — January 13, 2022

    Emmanuel Abate, Vice President Genomics and Cellular Research and head of Sustainability at Cytiva speaks with Technology Networks about their sustainability efforts and equipment donation: "Our work with Seeding Labs provides remanufactured equipment at cost-effective prices to academic institutions around the world."


  • Happy New Year 2022

    Happy New Year 2022!

    January 3, 2022

    Happy New Year from Seeding Labs! Thank you for joining us in our mission to empower every scientist to transform the world! We look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in the coming year!