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Friday, October 22, 2010

Seeding Labs- reclaiming surplus lab equipment

For scientists in poorer countries, the expense of starting up a modern lab makes carrying out world-class research nearly impossible. For these researchers, access to equipment and supplies – even older models – is the difference between building a functional lab and having to suspend research. Meanwhile, in richer countries like the United States, research institutions are continuously updating their technology. It’s not uncommon to walk into a lab and find least one older machine sitting on a shelf gathering dust, or waiting in the hallway to be thrown out with the lab trash.


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