Connecting the World of Science, One Equipment Donation at a Time
Laboratory Equipment Magazine – November 2017
Seeding Labs provides something other labs may take for granted: functional, up-to-date laboratory equipment. It seems simple, but for the labs receiving the tools—and Seeding Labs, the nonprofit that provides them—it’s not simple. It’s vital.
Equipping the World’s Scientists with the Tools, Training, and Connections to be on the Cutting Edge of Global Discovery
Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation – September 25, 2017
Through Lex Mundi, Seeding Labs has had a decade-long partnership with Foley Hoag LLP. Through two different teams at Foley Hoag, Seeding Labs has received crucial assistance with employment law, international visa issues, and with contracts that have helped secure millions of dollars in funding and in-kind support from global corporations.
In the Wake of Hurricanes, Trash is Not Actually Treasure
HuffPost – September 19, 2017
When it comes to donating material goods, the phrase “trash to treasure” holds well-meaning intent. It also implies that anything we donate is useful. That is not the case, writes our CEO Nina Dudnik. Here are her 3 rules for productive donations.
Conversations about Diversity Aren’t Working
Scientific American – August 18, 2017
In an editorial, Seeding Labs’ founder and CEO Nina Dudnik argues that providing mutual support and peer mentorship are valuable and important for women and people of color in the sciences and technology, but they are simply not enough. These groups must start advocating for policy change within their institutions.
Addgene-Seeding Labs Plasmid Grant: Accelerating Science Globally – 5 Scientists, 4 Countries & 3 Continents!
July 18, 2017
Meet the 5 scientists who were awarded the Addgene-Seeding Labs Plasmid grant this year. These scientists work on projects spanning from the identification of plant compounds and insecticidal proteins, to the development of renewable biotechnology products and biosensors for herbicides, as well as developing yeast as source for dietary supplements.
Cutting-Edge Medical Research for the Tropics, by the Tropics
Forbes – June 28, 2017
It’s pretty hard to be a research scientist without a lab… and that’s where Seeding Labs comes in. Learn how Dr. Robert Paulino Ramirez of UNIBE in the Dominican Republic launched the Institute for Tropical Medicine and Global Health and furnished it with Instrumental Access equipment. He’s now got Zika, chikungunya, and dengue in his sights!
Stop Bemoaning Africa’s Lack of Scientists – Start Funding Them
World Economic Forum blog – June 12, 2017
Focusing the conversation around the lack of scientists in Africa dismisses the thousands of talented researchers who are working against tall odds to pursue scientific careers on the continent, writes our CEO. Rather than implying a void, we should focus on a talent pool ready for investment.
The Tough Job Facing Tedros, WHO’s First African Head
SciDevNet – June 2, 2017
Our CEO weighs in on the opportunity for Dr. Tedros, the WHO’s first Director General from Africa, to advocate for the importance of scientific infrastructure in developing countries.
UKZN Selected for Seeding Labs 2017 Instrumental Access Programme
UKZN News – May 9, 2017
The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa is one of 15 global institutions awarded equipment to advance scientific research and teaching through the Seeding Labs 2017 Instrumental Access programme.
Equipping the Next Generation of Scientists and Medical Workers in Ghana
USAID FrontLines Magazine – May 8, 2017
Garden City University College students lacked critical lab equipment in a country where health care workers are desperately needed, so the social enterprise Seeding Labs provided a solution.
Planting the Seeds for Zika Research in the Dominican Republic
Thermo Fisher Scientific- May 2, 2017
Through donations from corporations like Thermo Fisher Scientific, Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access program equips scientists in developing nations. Researchers at the newly opened IMTSAG in the Dominican Republic are using this equipment to accelerate infectious disease research and improve public health.
Nina Dudnik on Seeding Labs, Lipman Prize Honoree
Wharton Business Radio – April 27, 2017
Dr. Nina Dudnik, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Seeding Labs and Lipman Family Prize Honoree, discusses her dedication to unleashing the full potential of scientists worldwide via providing resources to help fighting global diseases, feeding our growing population, and protecting our planet on Leadership in Action.
Why Scientists Should All Be Diplomats
TIME – April 22, 2017
What’s next after the March for Science? Our CEO Nina Dudnik writes that we should not squander our nationwide excitement for science. Instead, let’s harness it.
Here’s What You Need to Know About the March for Science in Boston
BostInno- April 21, 2017
Seeding Labs’ founder and CEO weighs in on why Seeding Labs will march in Boston’s satellite version of the March for Science, the national rally meant to be a call for politicians to implement science-based policies, as well as a public celebration of science.
15 Outstanding Research Institutions Selected for Instrumental Access 2017 Program
Lab Manager Magazine – March 24, 2017
Seeding Labs’ Positively Instrumental: Celebrating the Power of Global Science annual event gives thanks to the nonprofit’s various partners and is also the launching pad for the year’s Instrumental Access program awardees.
“Positively Instrumental” Event Honors Donors, Instrumental Access 2017 Awardees
March 23, 2017
At our annual Positively Instrumental event, we celebrated our 2017 Instrumental Access awardees and recognized Harvard University, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, and Merck as outstanding donors.
Seeding Labs Honored as Finalist for Lipman Family Prize
March 8, 2017
We are thrilled to announce our selection as a finalist for the 2017 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
People on the Move: Joanne Kamens
Boston Business Journal – January 20, 2017
Meet Seeding Labs’ newest board member, Joanne Kamens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
How Sartorius Took the Leap and Donated
Laboratory News [UK] – December 2015
Sustainability and alignment with corporate values are just two of the reasons Sartorius Corporation donates lab equipment to Seeding Labs.
Non-profit Organizations: Scientists on a Mission
NATURE – NOVEMBER 2015
Opportunities abound in the non-profit sector for researchers who seek to follow their passions.
We Catch Up With the Instrumental Access Campaign
Laboratory News [UK] – OCTOBER 2015
Meet Dr. John Muoma of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in Kenya, whose Instrumental Access lab equipment will soon be departing Boston.
Nina Dudnik rettet mit Laborgeräten Leben
Brigitte [Germany] – AUGUST 2015
A profile of Seeding Labs CEO Nina Dudnik in Germany’s leading women’s magazine.
The Worldview 100
Scientific American Worldview issue, JUNE 2015
Scientific American magazine includes Seeding Labs’ CEO Nina Dudnik among the 100 visionaries who continue to reshape biotechnology—and the world.
Meet the Woman Behind Seeding Labs
Laboratory News [UK] – AUGUST 2015
Nina Dudnik, founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, describes why the science community is a global one and why we all have a responsibility to help scientists across the globe meet their potential.
The Tsetse Fly and the Test for Genomics in Africa
Bio IT World – AUGUST 2015
Dr. Paul Mireji, a genomics researcher at Kenya’s Biotechnology Research Institute who received equipment through Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access program, describes his research on the tsetse fly, an insect responsible for spreading life-threatening infections in humans.
Seeding Labs’ CEO Among BostInno “State of Innovation 2015″ Awardees
BostInno, JULY 2015
Nina Dudnik was recognized for her contribution to Boston’s “Innovation Economy.”
The Instrumental Access Campaign
Laboratory News [UK], JULY 2015
Seeding Labs’ CEO Nina Dudnik describes how Seeding Labs puts the surplus of lab equipment accumulating in the basements and warehouses of major institutions and corporations in the developed world into the hands of those who can use it to change the world. Check out the accompanying editorial, too.
From Eureka to Useful
Scientific American Worldview issue, JUNE 2015
Developing an idea into a productive tool demands experience, foresight, and a persistent champion. Seeding Labs CEO Nina Dudnik describes the obstacles to innovation facing scientists in developing countries.
Transferable Skills: Beyond the Bench
Naturejobs Blog, JUNE 2015
Based on her personal experience, Seeding Labs’ founder and CEO Nina Dudnik highlighted the lessons learned and transferable skills gained when moving from academia to beyond the bench at the 2015 Naturejobs Career Expo in Boston.
Seeding Labs Recognized as Top 10 Most Innovative Not-For-Profit
Fast Company, February 2015
Seeding Labs has been named one of the world’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-For-Profit companies by Fast Company. Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company‘s most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year.
News from 2012
The Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 — The Boston Business Journal – Read article
Seeding Labs Looks to Partner with Life Science Community to Help Developing World — EBD Partnering News – Read article
Nonprofit finds resources for researchers in developing countries — The Boston Globe – Read article