News Archive: 2017


Reducing Equipment Waste and Supporting Labs in Need

LabRoots – December 14,  2017

Science requires equipment and produces waste. Some scientists with adequate funding are not reusing and recycling tools as much as they could, while labs in the developing world are struggling to maintain adequate supplies. Dr. Nina Dudnik founded Seeding Labs to address this pervasive inefficiency.


Lab Equipment Magazine

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.


Lex Mundi

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.


Watch our CEO at the World Economic Forum on Africa

May 3, 2017

See our CEO Nina Dudnik on a panel at the World Economic Forum on Africa addressing how Africa can move towards medical solutions that will meet the needs of its growing population.


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.


Investing in the Future of Global Science

APS News- April 19, 2017

The American Physical Society's APS News profiles Seeding Labs' Instrumental Access program.


Join us at the March for Science Boston

April 11, 2017

Seeding Labs has endorsed the March for Science and will be marching in Boston. Download our poster and march with us!


Fundación Seeding Labs dona equipo científico a la UADY

Reporteros Hoy (Mexico) - April 8, 2017

The Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán has been chosen to receive scientific equipment through Seeding Labs' Instrumental Access Program.


Redeemer's University Becomes Two-time Winner of Seeding Labs Award

April 10, 2017

With its 2017 Instrumental Access award, Redeemer's University in Ede, Nigeria, is now a two-time Instrumental Access awardee.


Premio Seeding Labs 2017 para la UPB. Un mundo nano para ciencia en grande

UPB News Agency (Colombia) - March 28, 2017

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Colombia was awarded an Instrumental Access 2017 grant from Seeding Labs.


MSU Department Selected for Seeding Labs’ 2017 Instrumental Access Program

Times of India (India) - March 31, 2017

MS University is one of the 15 universities from across the globe which has been chosen to receive scientific equipment from Seeding Labs' 2017 Instrumental Access program.


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.


Ukrainian university has won lab equipment from the USA

Voice of America (Ukraine) - March 23, 2017

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University  in Ukraine was awarded an Instrumental Access 2017 grant from Seeding Labs.


"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.


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