Our Mission

The Reagent Project aims to level the playing field for scientists. We collect donated lab materials from labs that have an abundance of resources and redistribute those items to scientists and STEM educators in need. 

We all benefit when more scientists participate in innovative research!

reagent [re-a-gent] n. 1. A chemical or biological consumable used in scientific experiments, such as, antibodies, solutions etc.
— The Reagent Project
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Why does science need you?

Whether domestically or internationally, the goal of a scientist is universal: to contribute to the body of truths that explain our natural world. Often, this ‘collection of  truths’ can make monumental changes in the human condition, but to date, only those with the financial means to pursue this endeavor contribute. 

The Reagent Project aims to address one important bottleneck to equalize scientific contributions: access to equipment and reagents. 

How much waste is there?

Reagents accumulate as a natural byproduct of engaging in scientific research. But how much is available for collection? We visited a local biotech company to find out.

Fig. 1   This is a cold room where scientists store reagents that must be refrigerated. A cold room this size is shared by several laboratories and represents just one of many in the building.

Fig. 1   This is a cold room where scientists store reagents that must be refrigerated. A cold room this size is shared by several laboratories and represents just one of many in the building.


75%

Wasted reagents: expired, brand new or lightly used

0%

System in place to streamline reagent donations


The Reagent Project streamlines donations to eliminate this waste. 

 

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