Dr Arsen Arakleylan and colleagues unpack the IMB's Instrumental Access equipment

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

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The COVID-19 pandemic has not yet hit Armenia as hard as some other countries. Instrumental Access awardee Arsen Arakelyan, PhD, and colleagues have plans to keep the virus in check by using equipment from Seeding Labs in conjunction with a significant investment from the government of Armenia.

Uneswa Hand Sanitizer

Instrumental Access Scientist in Eswatini Joins COVID-19 Response

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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 country’s COVID-19 response. She approached her University leadership with her idea: use their lab infrastructure to mass produce hand sanitizer, and bolster pandemic response in their community.

Professor Aina Adeogun

New “Science With a Twist” Podcast

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Tune in to a brand-new podcast episode highlighting the global impact of our Instrumental Access program! From our partners at Thermo Fisher Scientific, this “Science With a Twist” installment features an update from Instrumental Access awardee Professor Aina Adeogun of Nigeria’s University of Ibadan (pictured above).

Dr Gama Bandawe

Equipment Enables Rapid Disaster Response in Malawi

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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.

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Teaming Up to Target Mosquitoes

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With its tropical climate, one of the Dominican Republic’s biggest public health challenges are diseases spread by mosquitoes. Thanks to a foundation of equipment from Seeding Labs, researchers at the Institute for Tropical Medicine & Global Health at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) have joined the fight against mosquito-borne viruses affecting the Caribbean and beyond…

Dr Robert Paulino-Ramirez

Preventing HIV in the Dominican Republic & Beyond

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When the Institute for Tropical Medicine & Global Health at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) opened 2017, it was only the second dedicated research lab in the university’s 35-year history. Since then, the Institute has rapidly expanded—thanks to a solid foundation of start-up support from Seeding Labs…

Drs Delgoda and Francis at the NPI

Arming Researchers for the Fight Against Mosquitoes

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Across Jamaica, disease-carrying mosquitoes are evading efforts to reduce their population by developing resistance to the most commonly used insecticides. Their clever defense has renewed the urgent quest for new, effective methods of eliminating mosquitoes. Dr. Rupika Delgoda, head of the Natural Products Institute (NPI) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica, believes that a solution lies within Jamaica’s diverse ecosystem…