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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.


Celebrating "Gratitude Tuesday" 2018

Nov. 27, 2018

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, but at Seeding Labs, we celebrate “Gratitude Tuesday” instead! As Instrumental Access equipment arrives around the world, your impact is felt from Armenia (pictured at left) and Colombia to Ghana and beyond. Here are six of the 17 shipments that arrived at universities in 2018, all thanks to you!


Teaming Up to Target Mosquitoes

Nov. 15, 2018

In part two of this Instrumental Access Impact Update, see how equipment from Seeding Labs gave the Instituto de Medicina Tropical & Salud Global in the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 a boost to pursue public health work worldwide. Institute researchers are now adding their valuable perspective to international collaborations aimed at stopping the spread of diseases carried by mosquitoes.


Preventing HIV in the Dominican Republic & Beyond

Nov. 13, 2018

With start-up support from Seeding Labs, the Instituto de Medicina Tropical & Salud Global at Universidad Iberoamericana is now at the forefront of HIV prevention efforts in the Caribbean. In part one of this two-part Instrumental Access Impact Update, learn about how equipment from Seeding Labs provided the foundation for the Institute to confront global health challenges in the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 and beyond.


Neta Scientific Offers Special Promotion to Support Seeding Labs

Nov. 5, 2018

To celebrate Seeding Labs' 10th anniversary, our partners at Neta Scientific have launched a special promotion. Through the end of 2018, when you buy $1,000 of Corning® Gosselin™ participating microbiology products, Corning will donate three cases of petri dishes to Seeding Labs.



Arming Researchers for the Fight Against Mosquitoes

Sept. 12, 2018

Across Jamaica, disease-carrying mosquitoes are evading efforts to reduce their population by developing resistance to insecticides. This has renewed the urgent quest for new, effective methods of eliminating mosquitoes. Researchers at the University of the West Indies believe that a solution lies within Jamaica’s diverse ecosystem. Learn how equipment from Seeding Labs is supporting their work in this impact update.



Seeding Labs Visits DUCE

Dar es Salaam University College of Education – Sept. 6, 2018

Take a photographic tour of the Dar es Salaam University College of Education campus, our Instrumental Access partners in Tanzania, with Seeding Labs’ Senior VP of Operations, Melissa Wu.


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Nina Dudnik Receives Xconomy Award

Xconomy – Sept. 5, 2018

Seeding Labs’ founder and CEO Nina Dudnik was recognized with Xconomy’s “X of the Year” award for her contributions to global science.



ICER, CRISPR, Biotech Activism & More: The X of the Year Finalists

Xconomy – Aug. 15, 2018

With so many stellar Xconomy Award nominees this year, we wanted to recognize several who don’t fit neatly into the other categories, so we’ve created categories just for them. Finalist Nina Dudnik is bridging the global scientific divide by bringing lab equipment to researchers in the developing world.


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Unveiling our Urgent Equipment Needs

July 27, 2018

Can you help meet any of our most urgently needed equipment that will help fuel the research of our Instrumental Access 2018 awardees?



How to Start a Lab When Funds are Tight

Nature – July 9, 2018

Getting hold of the right equipment can be costly, so here’s a primer for cash-strapped principal investigators, featuring Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access awardees from Jamaica and Namibia.



Celebrating Seeding Labs’ 10th Anniversary

Neta Scientific – July 1, 2018

Neta Scientific is celebrating Seeding Labs’ 10th anniversary with a special Corning® Gosselin™ promotion, from now through December 31, 2018.



Labconco Evaporator Trade-In

Labconco – July 1, 2018

Labconco has partnered with Seeding Labs to donate used laboratory evaporators of any brand to laboratories that need them. You’ll be supporting and developing scientists with your trade-in!


GE Healthcare

Driving Life Sciences Breakthroughs Around the World

LinkedIn- June 28, 2018

Sonia Glace, Sr. Global Product Marketing Leader at GE Healthcare Life Sciences, shares why she supports Seeding Labs. “We’ve committed to reconditioning and donating our research equipment to deserving institutions that would otherwise lack access to scientific instruments,” she says. “Ultimately, access to scientific equipment and world-class support can drive local solutions to health issues that can also have a global impact.”


UPB arrival

Grandes equipos para ciencia nano

Agencia de Noticias UPB (Colombia) – June 19, 2018

En 2017, la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana fue premiada por el programa Instrumental Access 2017 de Seeding Labs. Por medio de esta convocatoria, la Universidad se hizo acreedora de equipos para el laboratorio de nanotecnología, ubicado en el nuevo edificio de laboratorios de la institución.

Los equipos prometidos ya llegaron a la Universidad en un contenedor repleto de diferentes instrumentos para facilitar la investigación en los laboratorios de la UPB.


Seeding Labs

Tips and Resources for Maximizing Your Lab Spend

Lab Manager Magazine – May 2018

Donating equipment to Seeding Labs is included as a worthwhile way to save money in the lab. Robert Lillianfeld, Director of Corporate Relations for Seeding Labs, explains there are business benefits to donation but also a connection to the organization’s mission.


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9 Amazing things to know about Redeemer’s University

Daily Family (Africa) – April 19, 2018

The two Instrumental Access awards given to Redeemer’s University in Nigeria are included in this list of 9 amazing things to know about the university.


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La Escuela de Ingeniería de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia ha sido seleccionada como beneficiaria en el programa Instrumental Access 2018

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia – April 10, 2018

Nuestra universidad tiene el honor de ser una de las 16 premiadas en todo el mundo al ser elegida como beneficiaria para recibir equipamiento científico en el programa de Instrumental Access  2018 del Seeding Labs.


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SUA  Department of Biosciences wins Instrumental Access 2018 award

Sokoine University of Agriculture – March 28, 2018

Sokoine University of Agriculture’s  Department of Biosciences is one of 16 outstanding research labs around the world which have been awarded scientific resources and equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2018 Instrumental Access program.


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The Future of Health: Preventing & Diagnosing Disease

Next Einstein Forum 2018 – March 28, 2018

Seeding Labs’ CEO Nina Dudnik moderated a panel on precision medicine at the 2018 Global Gathering of the Next Einstein Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.


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The overlooked research work of Africa’s best scientists will have a better chance to go global

Quartz Africa – March 28, 2018

To get more work of African scientists seen on a global platform, the Next Einstein Forum and Elsevier rolled out a pan-African, peer-reviewed, open access publishing journal called Scientific African. Seeding Labs’ CEO Nina Dudnik is quoted in the article.


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Seeding Labs Celebrates 10th Anniversary at “Positively Instrumental” Event, Honoring Donors, Instrumental Access Awardees

March 22, 2018

Sixteen outstanding research labs in developing countries around the world have been awarded scientific resources and equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2018 Instrumental Access program. Seeding Labs announced the 2018 Instrumental Access awardees at its third annual “Positively Instrumental” event held at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass., on March 21.



MilliporeSigma Strengthens Corporate Responsibility Efforts with Nine New Signature Partnerships

February 22, 2018

Building on its commitment to accelerate scientific research and science education, MilliporeSigma announced nine partnerships with leading nonprofit organizations across the world, including Seeding Labs.



Labconco Supports Science Around the Globe by Donating Lab Equipment

February 13, 2018

At Labconco, we believe in people–the power of our people to make a difference, and the power of each piece of equipment we manufacture to enable the important work of researchers and students in laboratories in the US and around the world. We’re glad to check both those boxes in our partnership with Seeding Labs.


Drug Discovery & Development

Seeding Labs & Takeda Partner to Build Global Scientific Capacity

Drug Discovery & Development Magazine – January 25, 2018

As part of the company’s Access to Medicines initiative, Takeda’s R&D organization has joined forces with Seeding Labs to share expertise and much-needed tools to talented scientists around the world.