Instrumental Access 2016

We're thrilled to introduce our newest Instrumental Access equipment recipients!

16 New Universities Selected for Instrumental Access

Seeding Labs has selected 16 exceptional university departments to receive donated lab equipment through our Instrumental Access program. Through a competitive application process with 67 applicants, Seeding Labs identified these departments as having the most potential to advance cutting-edge research, expand training opportunities for students, and build the infrastructure that’s critical to a thriving scientific community.

The group represents the most talented global scientists in the developing world who will leverage donated equipment for positive impact in their regions and beyond.

The universities are located in 11 countries and their research interests are broad: agriculture, nutrition, climate change, energy, water safety, drug discovery, pharmacy, infectious disease, cancer, and more. Learn more about these outstanding universities below!

Universities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Universidad Iberoamericana

Department of Research Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

UNIBE plans to strengthen its capacity to conduct research and training in molecular biology with the goal of addressing tropical diseases impacting the region.

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Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Department of Bioengineering Lima, Peru

The Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) has established Peru's first and only program in bioengineering.

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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Centro de Salud Global Tumbes, Peru

After successfully tackling cystericercosis in northern Peru, the Centro de Salud Global is seeking equipment to address new public health challenges.

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University of Technology, Jamaica

School of Pharmacy Kingston, Jamaica

UTech Jamaica has created a new undergraduate program in pharmaceutical technology to meet the needs of Jamaica's pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

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Universities in West and Central Africa

Garden City University College

Department of Medical Laboratory Technology Kumasi, Ghana

The Department of Medical Laboratory Technology is a new department training professionals to work in diagnostic and other medical labs, filling a critical gap in West Africa's healthcare system.

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Redeemer's University

Department of Chemical Sciences Ede, Nigeria

The Department of Chemical Sciences at Redeemer's University aims to train skilled biochemists and chemists who will influence every area of Nigerian life.

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Université des Montagnes

Department of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Bangangté, Cameroon

The multidisciplinary Agro-Vet Department is committed to training young Cameroonians to ensure the nation's food security.

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University of Ghana

Department of Biomedical Engineering Accra, Ghana

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ghana trains engineers to address local challenges in healthcare.

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University of Health & Allied Sciences

Department of Biomedical Sciences Ho, Ghana

The University of Health and Allied Sciences is one of Ghana's newest public universities, established to train healthcare professionals and meet national needs.

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University of Ibadan

Department of Radiation Oncology Ibadan, Nigeria

Based at University College Hospital, the Department of Radiation Oncology is one of Nigeria's most important centers for cancer research and training.

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Universities in Southern and East Africa

Embu University College

Department of Biological Sciences Embu, Kenya

Embu University College is a newly chartered public university founded to increase access to higher education in Kenya and needs equipment for teaching labs.

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Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Department of Biotechnology Lilongwe, Malawi

The Department of Biotechnology at LUANAR prepares students to meet the agricultural needs of Malawi and the region.

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Machakos University College

Department of Physical & Biological Sciences Machakos, Kenya

Machakos University College is a newly chartered public university in a rural community founded to increase access to higher education in Kenya.

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Open University of Tanzania

Department of Life Sciences Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Department of Life Sciences at OUT plans to establish its own teaching labs for student practicals.

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University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Pharmacy Durban, South Africa

The Catalysis and Peptide Research Unit of the Department of Pharmacy at UKZN focuses on development of novel antimicrobials to treat diseases like tuberculosis.

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University of Zambia

Department of Pharmacy Lusaka, Zambia

The Department of Pharmacy is the primary training program for Zambia's pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.

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About Instrumental Access

Instrumental Access empowers scientists in developing countries. It gives them the resources they need to pursue life-changing research and teach the next generation.

To begin, we identify a pipeline of scientific talent. Then we rigorously screen universities and select those with the most potential to advance education and research through Instrumental Access.