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Celebrating the Seeding Labs Community

December 1, 2020

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. But at Seeding Labs, we’re celebrating “Gratitude Tuesday” instead! This year has shown us just how crucial a strong global scientific community is. As part of Gratitude Tuesday, we want to recognize all of the efforts that our community has made. Collectively, you’re ensuring that science can be used across the world to create a better future.


You Can Be an Instrument of Change

October 29, 2020

Thermo Fisher Scientific has partnered with Seeding Labs to offer you a special opportunity: trade up your Applied Biosystems™ Veriti™ Thermal Cycler and give back to global science! When you trade up for an Applied Biosystems™ VeritiPro™ Thermal Cycler, your legacy instrument will be donated to an Instrumental Access scientist worldwide.


Cell Signaling Spotlights Partnership with Seeding Labs

Cell Signaling Technology Lab Expectations blog - September 24, 2020

Partnering with Seeding Labs has given Cell Signaling Technology an opportunity to be ambassadors for the planet, for science, and for the community. Learn more about the ways Seeding Labs helps Cell Signaling achieve its goals in corporate social responsibility while making an impact on global science.


Donation of Laboratory Equipment to URMAPha

Université d'Abomey-Calavi - September 1, 2020

A shipment of Instrumental Access equipment has arrived at the Université d'Abomey-Calavi in Benin, where it will soon be installed in the Department of Human Biology.


Instrumental Access Awardees Expand COVID-19 testing in the Dominican Republic

July 28, 2020

In June 2020, Seeding Labs provided UNIBE with additional equipment that paved the way for the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Global Health to join the country’s pandemic response by processing COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Thanks to this new infusion of instruments, the Institute will soon significantly expand and accelerate COVID-19 testing for the entire country.


CERHI, University of Benin Gets the Seeding Labs 2020 Instrumental Access Award

The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), University of Benin - June 30, 2020

Although CERHI Medical and Research Laboratory already has a decent array of laboratory equipment, the high-tech equipment requested from the Seeding Labs' Instrumental Access would move research in CERHI and indeed the rest of the University of Benin to the next level.


UENR Selected for Seeding Labs' 2020 Instrumental Access Program

University of Energy & Natural Resources - June 22, 2020

The Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has been selected to benefit from the Seedling Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access Program.


Seeding Labs Award Brings Boost to Scientific Research and Learning at Ashesi

Ashesi University - June 22, 2020

Ashesi University has been selected as a 2020 recipient of a Seeding Labs' Instrument Access award. Through the award, the University's Engineering Department will receive scientific equipment from the Boston based NGO to support the University's work in scientific exploration and research.


UNIBEN Bags Seeding Labs 2020 Instrumental Access Award

University of Benin - June 12, 2020

The University of Benin (Uniben) in Benin City, Nigeria, has bagged the Boston-based Seeding Labs 2020 Instrumental Access Grant, facilitated by the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation.


Sokoine University of Agriculture Selected for Seeding Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access Program

Sokoine University of Agriculture - June 11, 2020

Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania is honored to be one of 18 awardees from across the globe chosen to receive scientific equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access program.


Affirming Our Support for Black Lives

Seeding Labs  - June 11, 2020

In this extraordinary time, Seeding Labs acknowledges the pain, fear, and anguish experienced by Black people in the US. We stand with you in solidarity. Black lives matter.


Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global de UNIBE, recibe por segunda vez, dotación de equipos

Universidad Iberoamericana  - June 5, 2020

UNIBE Institute of Tropical Medicine and Global Health receives equipment for the second time.

The Institute of Tropical Medicine and Global Health of the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in the Dominican Republic, for the second time in its history, received an endowment of equipment through Seeding Labs.


Seeding Labs Selects 18 Universities to Receive 2020 Instrumental Access Awards

Seeding Labs  - May 27, 2020

After a global search, we're thrilled to introduce the Instrumental Access 2020 awardees! Scientists at 18 universities in 10 countries will receive the tools they need to accelerate their teaching and research. Instrumental Access creates sustainable scientific infrastructure—increasing capacity for responses to public health emergencies like COVID-19, for example—and empowers every scientist to change the world.


COVID-19 Testing to Increase in Armenia Thanks to Instrumental Access Partnership

Seeding Labs  - May 4, 2020

To save lives and time, the government of Armenia has been quickly gearing up to increase its daily testing by more than double. An Instrumental Access-supported institution—the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) of the National Academy of Sciences, led by Arsen Arakelyan, PhD—is helping make that happen.


Seeding Labs Donates 12,000 Masks to Boston Healthcare Workers to Support COVID-19 Response

Seeding Labs  - April 7, 2020

Seeding Labs proudly donated 12,000 N95 masks to Partners HealthCare to arm healthcare providers in the COVID-19 pandemic response. Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based healthcare system that includes Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals, is channeling the masks to their front-line healthcare workforce.


Instrumental Access Scientist in Eswatini Joins COVID-19 Response

Seeding Labs  - March 26, 2020

The first case of COVID-19 was recently confirmed in Eswatini. Dr. Thabile Ndlovu, Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Eswatini and an Instrumental Access awardee, realized that she could help her community respond by producing hand sanitizer in her lab.


COVID-19 Update

Seeding Labs  - March 23, 2020

Seeding Labs is open and operating remotely. We are 100% committed to our mission of empowering every scientist to change the world, and in helping stem the healthcare capacity crisis at home. Join us in channeling critical supplies like Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to our healthcare workforce. On our blog are three ways you can donate your supplies to support pandemic response.


Out of order: Developing solutions

DDNEWS - March 2020

This editorial highlights the importance of Seeding Labs' work: "Researchers in the developing world offer perspectives that are not available to researchers living in Atlanta or Prague or Tokyo. And in seeing things differently, there is a chance they will see a solution that others might miss; a solution that could help the rest of the world."


MAGPIX® Systems See New Life Through Equipment Donation Program

Luminex - March 10, 2020

Thanks to a nonprofit organization called Seeding Labs and our Licensed Technologies Partner MilliporeSigma, previously-owned xMAP® Technology systems are helping scientists in laboratories around the world answer important new research questions.


New "Science With a Twist" podcast 

Thermo Fisher Scientific - March 4, 2020

Tune in to a podcast episode highlighting the global impact of our Instrumental Access program! From our partners at Thermo Fisher Scientific, this installment features an update from Instrumental Access awardee Professor Aina Adeogun of Nigeria's University of Ibadan.


First-ever shipment to Eswatini arrives on campus

February 18, 2020

Our first-ever Instrumental Access shipment to Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) has arrived on campus at the University of Eswatini. More than 5,000 pounds of equipment now has a second home in the Department of Chemistry.


Equipment enables rapid disaster response in Malawi

November 25, 2019

In March 2019, Cyclone Idai became one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the Southern hemisphere. It ravaged Malawi and neighboring countries, affecting an estimated 3 million people. With equipment from Instrumental Access, Dr. Gama Bandawe of the Malawi University of Science and Technology, was poised to respond with the necessary scientific tools in place.


New life of lab equipment makes science possible for researchers returning to their home countries

STAT News - August 9, 2019

The impact of Instrumental Access is driving scientific progress worldwide. This story from the Boston Globe's STAT News highlights scientists from our global network who are making water safer to drink in Malawi, creating more nutritious crops in Benin, preventing HIV in the Dominican Republic, and studying oral cancer in India.


2019 Founder's Award: MilliporeSigma

July 18, 2019

MilliporeSigma was recognized with a Founder's Award at Positively Instrumental 2019 for their role as founding members of our Consortium, and for the many ways they sparks curiosity by seeding science worldwide.


2019 Founder's Award: Dr. Nina Dudnik

July 11, 2019

At this year's Positively Instrumental celebration, we were proud to honor Dr. Nina Dudnik for her 16 years of leadership as founder and CEO of Seeding Labs. In case you missed it, here's part of our tribute to her.


School of Pharmacy Selected to Receive Instrumental Access Award from Seeding Labs

university of ghana - May 30, 2019

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Ghana School of Pharmacy, under the College of Health Science, has been selected as one of 13 awardees chosen for the Instrumental Access 2019 programme.


2019 Founder's Award: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

May 22, 2019

For their role as founding members of our Global Health Corporate Consortium, and for their unwavering belief that supporting science everywhere makes a healthier world, we recognized Takeda Pharmaceuticals with a Founder's Award at Positively Instrumental 2019.


2019 Innovator Award: Neta Scientific, Inc.

May 16, 2019

For their commitment to finding new ways to join forces and magnify our collective impact, we recognized Neta Scientific, Inc. with the Innovator Award at Positively Instrumental 2019


Introducing Instrumental Access 2019

May 13, 2019

We compiled the top 5 things you should know about our oustanding Instrumental Access 2019 awardees. They represent 13 research departments in nine developing countries around the world.


Russian-Armenian University Wins Equipment from Seeding Labs

russian-armenian university - May 6, 2019

Russian-Armenian University is among the 13 exceptional awardees worldwide to receive lab equipment through the Seeding Labs Instrumental Access program in 2019. 


Unilag Receives 2019 Instrumental Access Award from Seeding Labs

university of lagos - May 5, 2019

On May 1st, 2019, the University of Lagos was honoured to be selected as one of 13 awardees from around the world to receive scientific equipment from Seeding Labs’ 2019 Instrumental Access program.


Seeding Labs Celebrates Growing Stronger, Growing Together at Fourth Annual Positively Instrumental Event

May 1, 2019

Thirteen ambitious research departments in developing countries around the world have been awarded scientific resources and equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2019 Instrumental Access program. Seeding Labs announced the 2019 Instrumental Access awardees at its fourth annual "Positively Instrumental" event.


'Scientific talent is everwhere. Resources are not.' - April 24, 2019

Lab equipment donations from Merck and other companies are helping unleash the full potential of scientists everywhere. "Our donations are helping to remove a key barrier to scientific discovery and education in the developing world: lack of access to modern equipment," says Johnny Bennett, Associate Vice President, Discovery Chemistry, Merck Research Laboratories.


Cell Signaling Technology Announces New Corporate Partners

PRweb - April 17, 2019

Cell Signaling Technology has formalized partnerships with eight non-profit organizations, including Seeding Labs. These partnerships strengthen CST’s alignment with organizations that encourage science and environmental education, arts, and support for the underprivileged throughout Massachusetts.


Mount Kenya University  receives lab equipment from Seeding Labs

mount kenya university - April 1, 2019

Mount Kenya University's School of Pure and Applied Sciences in Kenya celebrated receiving their Instrumental Access shipment of equipment from Seeding Labs.


Leadership Transition: Introducing Seeding Labs’ New CEO

March 28, 2019

The Seeding Labs Board of Directors has announced a leadership transition. After 16 years leading Seeding Labs, Nina Dudnik has decided to step down as CEO and the Board has selected Melissa P. Wu as Nina’s successor.


Instrumental Access 2019: Call for Applications Now Open 

March 26, 2019

Does your lab need equipment to accelerate research and support your STEM teaching?🔬 You could be our next Instrumental Access partner!


Instrumental Access Equipment Arrives at University of Zimbabwe

Feb. 21, 2019

Thanks to our donors and supporters like you, Instrumental Access equipment has arrived at the University of Zimbabwe 🇿🇼! Get a first-hand look at the equipment's arrival in Harare here:


Watch: Five New TeleScience Videos

Jan. 3, 2019

We're delighted to debut five new TeleScience videos this month, ranging from molecular biology to immunohistochemistry.