Science provides health. Science provides industry. Science provides local solutions to local problems. In short, science provides opportunity.
However, 21st century scientific research requires hi-tech lab equipment and reagents—items that come with a hefty price tag. And the inability to pay that price blocks many of the world’s hungriest, brightest, most innovative minds from pursuing scientific inquiry, whether they are minds working in under-resourced universities in the U.S. or in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Meanwhile, at well-funded labs, unused equipment and reagents accumulate in freezers and storage rooms until they expire or become too old to use and are eventually thrown away.
The Reagent Project is one solution to this problem.
At The Reagent Project, we aim to match excess scientific equipment and reagents languishing in labs across the U.S. with talented, under-resourced researchers who need those very items.
Our job begins when donor companies transfer useful, but unused equipment and reagents to our warehouse. We then handle the time-consuming logistics of identifying and vetting scientists in search of the donated items and shipping the items across state lines or international borders.
More scientists involved in innovative research means more solutions. #givescience
Marcella Flores MPH PhD
President & CEO