Trade up your thermal cycler and be an instrument of change

Thermo Fisher Scientific has partnered with Seeding Labs to offer you a special opportunity: trade up your thermal cycler and give back to global science!

When you trade up your Applied Biosystems™ Veriti™, MiniAmp™, or SimpliAmp™ Thermal Cycler for an Applied Biosystems™ VeritiPro™ Thermal Cycler, your legacy instrument will be donated to an Instrumental Access scientist worldwide.

You can provide talented scientists in developing countries with the vital resources they need to teach, innovate, and discover.

Trade up and be an instrument of change today. You can help global science thrive!

Trade up your Applied Biosystems™ Thermal Cycler and be an instrument of change!
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Here's how it works...

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Step 1: Inventory & Assess

All Applied Biosystems™ Veriti™, MiniAmp™, and SimpliAmp™ thermal cyclers are eligible for this trade-in/trade-up program. Make sure your legacy thermal cycler planned for trade up is fully operational. We cannot accept broken or damaged units.
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Step 2: Trade Up & Advance Global Science

Talk to your Thermo Fisher Scientific sales rep about the Applied Biosystems™ VeritiPro™ Thermal Cycler packages available. Learn more here.

Your purchase through this special promotion comes with free plastics!

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Step 3: Donate & Make a Difference

Your Thermo Fisher Scientific sales rep will help you pack equipment for shipment to Thermo Fisher Scientific. It will go through a thorough refurbishment process before being donated to Seeding Labs.

Questions? Send us an email or give us a call at 617.500.3014 x9.

You can make a difference in Mexico

"With your donation, we will improve education for our students and increase their interest in science.

Having access to a new PCR machine will accelerate research at our institution, improve the quality of our publications, and provide support to research groups that lack access to this kind of equipment."

"With your donation, we will improve education for our students and increase their interest in science.

Having access to a new PCR machine will accelerate research at our institution, improve the quality of our publications, and provide support to research groups that lack access to this kind of equipment."

You can equip scientists like Dr. Nic Can by trading up your Applied Biosystems™ thermal cycler

You can be an instrument of change worldwide!

Dr Enoch Achigan-Dako at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin

Dr. Enoch Achigan-Dako (far left) discusses plant breeding and cultivation with his students in the experimental fields at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi in Benin. A thermal cycler will accelerate his research on climate-resilient crops, providing income for local farmers and combatting hunger!

Fighting hunger through plant breeding in Benin

Climate change is one of the leading global causes of hunger. In Benin, where farming employs 70% of the population, the agriculture sector is struggling to produce enough food.

Dr Enoch Achigan-Dako

Dr. Enoch Achigan-Dako

Enoch Achigan-Dako, PhD,  Associate Professor in Genetics and Plant Breeding at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi, is working on a solution.

Dr. Achigan-Dako and his team at the Laboratory of Genetics, Horticulture, and Seed Science are developing cultivars, or different strains, of crops that will thrive in the changing climate.

"One of our main research focuses is the cultivation of traditional vegetables using modern breeding approaches," he says. "The PCR machine is an essential component of our research as molecular biologists."

Dr. Achigan-Dako is breeding climate-resilient crops that are hardy, nutritious, and drought-tolerant, and sharing the seeds with local farmers. These improved cultivars not only produce steady income for farmers—they combat hunger.

A thermal cycler "will increase our capacity and improve the quality of seeds we provide to local farmers," he says.

Your donations will contribute to a more sustainable future for farmers in Benin and beyond!

Adam Taich"Dr. Achigan-Dako's work, and the work of many others who will receive a needed thermal cycler, honors our mission of enabling scientists across the globe to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.

— Adam Taich, Vice President & General Manager, Molecular Biology; Thermo Fisher Scientific

"The PCR machine is an essential component of our research as molecular biologists. It will increase our capacity and improve the quality of seeds we provide to local farmers."

Dr. Enoch Achigan-Dako
Associate Professor in Genetics & Plant Breeding at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi in Benin

You can equip scientists like Dr. Achigan-Dako by trading up your Applied Biosystems™ thermal cycler

Your donations give students hands-on experience in Namibia

"We are short of equipment in our labs. Your PCR donation will mean a lot to our department and university at large. Our students will have their hands on the instrument and learn the techniques practically."
Annastasia Ekandjo, Biochemist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Namibia
"We are short of equipment in our labs. Your PCR donation will mean a lot to our department and university at large. Our students will have their hands on the instrument and learn the techniques practically."
— Annastasia Ekandjo, Biochemist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Namibia
You can equip scientists like Annastasia Ekandjo by trading up your Applied Biosystems™ thermal cycler
"We're proud of our long-standing relationship with Seeding Labs and we look forward to supporting them and their ongoing efforts to help researchers advance science globally."
Karen Kirkwood, VP of Corporate Communications, Thermo Fisher Scientific
"We're proud of our long-standing relationship with Seeding Labs and we look forward to supporting them and their ongoing efforts to help researchers advance science globally."
Karen Kirkwood, VP of Corporate Communications, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific: An Instrument of Change Since 2011

Thermo Fisher Scientific has been supporting Seeding Labs since 2011, when we launched a NanoDrop trade-in program.

As our first partner from the manufacturing industry, we recognized Thermo Fisher's commitment to global science with our 2018 Global Visionary Award.

Since then, equipment donations from Thermo Fisher have been included in 61 Instrumental Access shipments.

These instruments have found a productive second home at 51 universities in 26 developing countries!

Thanks to Thermo Fisher Scientific, thousands of students and scientists have the tools they need to research, innovate, and discover.

No thermal cycler to trade up, but still interested in donating your surplus equipment?

No problem! Just fill out this simple Donation Form.

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