Takeda Founder's Award

2019 Founder’s Award: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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At Positively Instrumental 2019, we presented Founders Awards to honor two companies dedicated to working together to advance global science in the spirit of our founder, Dr. Nina Dudnik. One Founder’s Award recognized Takeda Pharmaceuticals as founding members of our Consortium, and for their unwavering belief that supporting science everywhere makes a healthier world.

Positively Instrumental

Seeding Labs Celebrates Growing Stronger, Growing Together at Fourth Annual Positively Instrumental Event

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Thirteen ambitious research departments in developing countries around the world have been awarded scientific resources and equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2019 Instrumental Access program. The 2019 Instrumental Access awardees were announced at the fourth annual “Positively Instrumental” event held at Merck Research Labs in Boston on May 1, 2019.

Biotech Week

Biotech Week Boston & BioPharm America conference: Will you be there?

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Boston is a hub of science and innovation, and we are excited to be a part of this year’s Biotech Week Boston where “the heart, technology, and business of science converge.” Among the weeks activities we will be taking part include the Evening for Diversity and Inclusion on September 4 and the Xconomy Awards Gala on September 5, where our founder and CEO Nina Dudnik is a finalist for an award! On September 5 and 6, you can also find us at our booth during the concurrent BioPharm America (BPA) conference. BPA is a unique partnering event that during which everyone from …

University of Nairobi

Scientist to CEO

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Throughout the last decade, I’ve been asked time and again how I made the leap from molecular biologist to founder and CEO. It’s true I didn’t have an MBA or other formal training related to entrepreneurship. What I did have was passion for the mission, which gave me the courage to learn by doing. Along the way, though, I found that 3 aspects of my training as a scientist had an enormous influence on the way Seeding Labs grew…

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Seeding Labs Featured in New England Biolabs Catalog

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New England Biolabs has featured its 2016 Passion In Science awardees in its new catalog–including Seeding Labs! We were delighted to find a profile of our organization, including our CEO and  2016 Humanitarian Duty awardee Nina Dudnik, right before the epigenitics section on page 268. In case you missed it, you can watch Nina’s Passion in Science talk here: Share this Post

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Watch our CEO at the World Economic Forum on Africa

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This Thursday, May 4, at 11:00am Eastern/15:00 GMT, our CEO Nina Dudnik will be on a panel at the World Economic Forum on Africa. The panel, “African-led Health Systems,” will address how Africa can move towards medical solutions that will meet the needs of its growing population. Nina will be discussing the importance of strengthening local capacity for research. The panel also includes: You can live-stream the panel below! Video will also be available after the panel concludes. Share this Post

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Seeding Labs Founder & CEO Named “Innovation All-Star”

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Last night, we were honored that the Boston Business Journal recognized Seeding Labs’ founder & CEO Nina Dudnik with an “Innovation All-Star” award! Nina was honored for “catalyzing the innovation economy in the world’s developing countries because talent is everywhere, but resources are not.” Thank you to the Boston Business Journal and congratulations to the fellow honorees!

Kenyatta University

Where Would You Spend $3 Billion?

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If you had $3 billion dollars to change the world, how would you spend it? A few weeks ago, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced they were investing $3 billion towards curing all diseases within a century. What struck me most about this announcement was that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s first funding will go towards a Biohub bringing together researchers from the greater Bay Area. Really? These are already among the most well-funded and well-connected scientists in the world. I just had to speak up. In an editorial I wrote for Scientific American, I argue that if Chan and Zuckerberg …