School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences receives laboratory equipment from Seeding Labs through a grant won in 2018.
By Diana Meso and Lincoln Munyendo
On Thursday, February 13, the School of Pharmacy and Health Science (SPHS) received an assortment of laboratory equipment awarded to them in 2018 by the Seeding Labs, a US-based nonprofit working to help scientists make discoveries that improve life and the planet.
The award was after two members of faculty from SPHS: Dr. Lincoln Munyendo (Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and Dr. Apollo Maima (Assistant Professor of Pharmacy) won a grant for university capital improvement through the Seeding Labs’ 2018 Instrumental Access Program where USIU-Africa was among 16 awardees around the world who qualified for the grant.
The equipment provides a foundation for other critical resources that allow scientists to generate new knowledge, leverage sustainable funding, and better prepare university students for the scientific workforce and innovation economy.
Some of the equipment received include a CombiFlash Rf-200 Automated Flash Chromatography System, AKTA PURIFIER 10 Protein purification system, ACQUITY UPLC System, Frac-920 Fraction Collector, ELECTROLAB/GLOBAL PHARMA Tap Density Tester, USP 1 and II among others.