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Closing the Gap: How Dr. Thabile Ndlovu is Building a National Bank of Water Data
How much do you know about your water? In Eswatini they know a lot more than five years ago thanks to Dr. Thabile Ndlovu at the University of Eswatini (UNESWA)
Read her story of innovation as she monitors the nation’s water supply for heavy metals, bacteria, and other potential health hazards
Agilent Donates HPLC Software to Instrumental Access Awardees
Agilent Technologies - April 10, 2023
There are brilliant scientists all over the world, but not all have the resources to do their best work. That’s why Agilent recently donated our high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) software packages to eight academic research departments in four sub-Saharan African nations—Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
How Your Instruments Get a Second Life Empowering Other Scientists
Thermofisher Scientific - April 7, 2023
Drs. Melissa Wu and Abebaw Fekadu Wassie can tell you a lot of stories about the number 80.
Here’s one: about 80% of the world’s population lives in low- and middle-income countries, yet 80% of research grant funding is spent by just 10 countries in the world.
And another: close to 80% of mortality across Africa stems from a lack of access to essential medications. But 80% of African countries lack therapeutic R&D capacity and need to import essential drugs.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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 in Nigeria
March 23, 2022
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 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.
Instrumental Access Equipment On the Way to Nigeria
March 2, 2022
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!
February 22, 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.
“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.
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!
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!