“With your donation, we will improve education for our students and increase their interest in science.”
– Professor Geovanny Nic Can, recipient who has benefitted from the trade-in program

 


When you trade-up your qualifying PCR or sample prep instrument, it will be donated to a talented scientist making an impact through our partnership with Seeding Labs.

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Instruments eligible for trade-in donation


Donations impact science globally

Thermo Fisher Scientific first supported Seeding Labs’ mission in 2011, when the NanoDro Spectrophotometer trade-in program launched. Since then, the Applied Biosystems™ thermal cycler trade-in program has delivered over 100 instruments to talented scientists at 51 universities in 26 developing countries. The work and passion of these talented scientists combats hunger, obesity, pollution, and much more.
 

Hunger still impacts over 690 million people around the world. Providing researchers the resources to cultivate healthy crops is one meaningful way to help. Dr. Achigan-Dako’s mission is to support a stronger economy with locally grown crops.

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No more dealing with degraded samples, high costs and potential contamination from sending samples out to other labs to perform PCR. Dr. Nic Can and his team are hopeful for a healthier future and overcoming obesity with adipocyte research.

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The unsafe disposal of poisonous contaminants contributes to environmental pollution and has significant implications on health. Molecular biology research can help dreams for healthy soil, clean water, and a thriving city come become a reality.

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How does the trade-in work

Inventory and assess

See the complete list below on eligible instruments for trade-in donation.

Make sure your legacy instrument planned for trade up is fully operational. We cannot accept broken or damaged units.

Trade up and advance global science

Request a demo or quote for your desired instrument or talk to your Thermo Fisher Scientific sales representative today.

Donate and make a difference

Your Thermo Fisher Scientific sales representative will help to ship your legacy instrument for donation. All instruments will go through a thorough refurbishment process before being donated to Seeding Labs.

For all Thermal Cycler donations, the shipment will include the legacy instrument along with a full-sized box of MicroAmp PCR Plastics.

Inventory and assess

See the complete list below on eligible instruments for trade-in donation.

Make sure your legacy instrument planned for trade up is fully operational. We cannot accept broken or damaged units.

Trade up and advance global science

Request a demo or quote for your desired instrument or talk to your Thermo Fisher Scientific sales representative today.

Donate and make a difference

Your Thermo Fisher Scientific sales representative will help to ship your legacy instrument for donation. All instruments will go through a thorough refurbishment process before being donated to Seeding Labs.

For all Thermal Cycler donations, the shipment will include the legacy instrument along with a full-sized box of MicroAmp PCR Plastics.


Eligible instruments

Applied Biosystems Thermal Cyclers

Applied BiosystemsTM Thermal Cyclers



Precise, consistent PCR results for every challenge, application, and budget.


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KingFisher Sample Prep Instruments

KingFisher Sample Prep Instruments



Automate the extraction and purification of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cells.


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How it works

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 60 Instrumental Access shipments. These instruments have found a productive second home at 47 universities in 25 developing countries! Thanks to Thermo Fisher Scientific, thousands of students and scientists have the tools they need to research, innovate, and discover.



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Terms & conditions
*This promotion is open to customers in the US and Canada. Suppliers of life science products are not eligible to participate in this promotion. To qualify for the trade-up discount, customers must purchase a new instruments and consumables bundle that is of a higher value than the instrument that is being traded in. Customer must request a trade-in at the time the order for the new instrument is placed. Trade-in instruments must be returned to Life Technologies within 7 days following installation of the new instrument. Trade-in and purchased instruments must be submitted on a one-to-one, trade-to-purchase basis to be considered eligible for the program. Determination of eligibility is at the sole discretion of Life Technologies. Discount will apply to orders received by Life Technologies no later than December 31, 2023, or until promotional supplies are depleted, whichever comes first. The total number of instruments donated to Seeding Labs will depend on the number of instruments traded in. Life Technologies will donate a maximum of 250 instruments for trade-in with this discount. Discount will apply to the list price in effect at the time the order is received by Life Technologies. Life Technologies will be responsible for shipping costs on the traded-in instrument. Where necessary, customer agrees to allow a field service representative to de-install the instrument from their facilities. Prior to return, customer will fully clean the trade-in unit and decontaminate it of radioactive, biological, toxic, and other dangerous or hazardous materials or substances and, if requested by Life Technologies, customer agrees to complete and return a Certificate of Decontamination to Life Technologies. Life Technologies may withdraw this promotion prior to December 31, 2023, at its sole discretion. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply. 
 

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.