RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The VWR Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to giving back to the science community, distributed 12 grants totaling over $97,000 during the fourth quarter. The Foundation supports organizations and programs aligned with its three strategic priorities: research, health and well-being, and science education.
Among the grant recipients was Seeding Labs, whose mission is to equip all scientists with the tools, training, and connections they need to be on the cutting edge of global discovery. The VWR Foundation's grant will provide funds to source and purchase lab equipment needed for infectious disease research in Cameroon.
"We are excited to use the VWR Foundation's grant to accelerate global research on infectious parasites," shared Melissa P. Wu, Global Partnerships Manager for Seeding Labs. "The funds will be instrumental in enabling the research of one of our partner scientists in Cameroon, Dr. Fabrice Boyom. These tools will allow Dr. Boyom to use his talents to the fullest and address some of the world's most pressing neglected tropical diseases that are endemic to his home country. We are grateful and proud that the VWR Foundation is supporting Seeding Labs and look forward seeing the impact that Dr. Boyom and his students will make."
The VWR Foundation also awarded the following organizations with Founders Grants during the fourth quarter:
- Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia, PA
- Bloodworks - Seattle, WA
- Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation - Media, PA
- Homer-Center High School - Homer City, PA
- Islandwood - Bainbridge Island, WA
- Meds & Food for Kids - Saint Louis, MO
- Our Redeemer Lutheran Church - Wauwatosa, WI
- Science and Technology Interactive Center - Aurora, IL
- South Carolina Aquarium - Charleston, SC
- Special Olympics Pennsylvania - Norristown, PA
- St Francis By-the-Lake Episcopal Church - Canyon Lake, TX
About the VWR Foundation
Established in 2009 by a group of associates from VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the VWR Charitable Foundation is committed to giving back to the science community. The VWR Foundation has donated more than $2 million dollars since its inception, supporting organizations and programs that align with its three strategic priorities: research for new innovation and scientific applications; improving health and well-being; and building greater awareness and improvement in science education. To find more information about the VWR Foundation, including a grant application, please visit http://www.vwrfoundation.org.
VWR Foundation Media Contact:
Phone: (484) 885-9338
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