News Archive: 2020
Celebrating the Seeding Labs Community
December 1, 2020
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. But at Seeding Labs, we’re celebrating “Gratitude Tuesday” instead! This year has shown us just how crucial a strong global scientific community is. As part of Gratitude Tuesday, we want to recognize all of the efforts that our community has made. Collectively, you’re ensuring that science can be used across the world to create a better future.
You Can Be an Instrument of Change
October 29, 2020
Thermo Fisher Scientific has partnered with Seeding Labs to offer you a special opportunity: trade up your Applied Biosystems™ Veriti™ Thermal Cycler and give back to global science! When you trade up for an Applied Biosystems™ VeritiPro™ Thermal Cycler, your legacy instrument will be donated to an Instrumental Access scientist worldwide.
Cell Signaling Spotlights Partnership with Seeding Labs
Cell Signaling Technology Lab Expectations blog - September 24, 2020
Partnering with Seeding Labs has given Cell Signaling Technology an opportunity to be ambassadors for the planet, for science, and for the community. Learn more about the ways Seeding Labs helps Cell Signaling achieve its goals in corporate social responsibility while making an impact on global science.
Donation of Laboratory Equipment to URMAPha
Université d'Abomey-Calavi - September 1, 2020
A shipment of Instrumental Access equipment has arrived at the Université d'Abomey-Calavi in Benin, where it will soon be installed in the Department of Human Biology.
Instrumental Access Awardees Expand COVID-19 testing in the Dominican Republic
July 28, 2020
In June 2020, Seeding Labs provided UNIBE with additional equipment that paved the way for the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Global Health to join the country’s pandemic response by processing COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Thanks to this new infusion of instruments, the Institute will soon significantly expand and accelerate COVID-19 testing for the entire country.
CERHI, University of Benin Gets the Seeding Labs 2020 Instrumental Access Award
The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), University of Benin - June 30, 2020
Although CERHI Medical and Research Laboratory already has a decent array of laboratory equipment, the high-tech equipment requested from the Seeding Labs' Instrumental Access would move research in CERHI and indeed the rest of the University of Benin to the next level.
UENR Selected for Seeding Labs' 2020 Instrumental Access Program
University of Energy & Natural Resources - June 22, 2020
The Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has been selected to benefit from the Seedling Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access Program.
Seeding Labs Award Brings Boost to Scientific Research and Learning at Ashesi
Ashesi University - June 22, 2020
Ashesi University has been selected as a 2020 recipient of a Seeding Labs' Instrument Access award. Through the award, the University's Engineering Department will receive scientific equipment from the Boston based NGO to support the University's work in scientific exploration and research.
UNIBEN Bags Seeding Labs 2020 Instrumental Access Award
University of Benin - June 12, 2020
The University of Benin (Uniben) in Benin City, Nigeria, has bagged the Boston-based Seeding Labs 2020 Instrumental Access Grant, facilitated by the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation.
Sokoine University of Agriculture Selected for Seeding Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access Program
Sokoine University of Agriculture - June 11, 2020
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania is honored to be one of 18 awardees from across the globe chosen to receive scientific equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access program.
Affirming Our Support for Black Lives
Seeding Labs - June 11, 2020
In this extraordinary time, Seeding Labs acknowledges the pain, fear, and anguish experienced by Black people in the US. We stand with you in solidarity. Black lives matter.
Instituto de Medicina Tropical y Salud Global de UNIBE, recibe por segunda vez, dotación de equipos
Universidad Iberoamericana - June 5, 2020
UNIBE Institute of Tropical Medicine and Global Health receives equipment for the second time.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine and Global Health of the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in the Dominican Republic, for the second time in its history, received an endowment of equipment through Seeding Labs.
Seeding Labs Selects 15 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 15 universities in 9 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.
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.