Lab Tools for School (LTFS) Program
July 27, 2012 by chockley
Is the equipment in your lab collecting dust and taking up space because it is not being used?
Why not donate it to the Bioscience Education Canada Lab Tools for Schools program!
We are collecting surplus laboratory equipment in good working order or requiring minor repair – to create traveling biotechnology toolkits for high schools in the Greater Toronto Area. The kits will expose students to the techniques of DNA isolation, restriction enzyme digestion and gel electrophoresis.
Here are the components we are looking for:
- Micropipettors – 0.5 – 10 ul, 10 – 100 ul, 100-1000 ul
- Agarose gel electrophoresis systems and power packs
- Glassware- bottles, beakers, flasks
- Racks – for test tubes and microcentrifuge tubes
- Squeeze bottles
We will also accept other relevant pieces of equipment such as UV boxes, PCR machines, cold transport boxes, mini-centrifuges, protein electrophoresis apparatuses, etc.
The toolkits will be stocked with consumables such as DNA ladder, restriction enzymes, dyes, and buffers. To support the ongoing equipment of these kits we will gladly accept cash donations, and in turn provide charitable tax receipts for your contribution.
Please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 416-640-0206 to donate your equipment and arrange for pick up/shipping, or to make a contribution to the program.
We look forward to hearing from you!