The University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, Ondo City, Ondo State has received laboratory equipment worth over 120 million naira.
It will be recalled that the University won an award by Seedling Lab organization on May 1st 2019 at Boston, Massachusetts, USA with the promise to ship tons of equipment to the university.
The Department of Biological Sciences, UNIMED, Ondo was one of 13 awardees chosen for Instrumental Access 2019 from a pool of 46 applications received from 22 countries through a rigorous and competitive selection process.
Among other items received is a freeze dryer equipment that will be very beneficial for herbal medicine as it can be used to dry extracts from herbs and processed into therapeutic drugs.
The Dean of the Faculty of Science, UNIMED Prof. (Mrs.) Roseangela Nwuba, a molecular and cellular parasitologist and other members of the faculty were highly elated at the arrival of the equipment, saying it will contribute to research work of various faculties in the university.
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, Ondo, Prof. Friday Okonofua, FAS, FAAS who personally inspected the equipment described the development as another milestone in the quest to make the university a hub of research into medical education.
To date, Seeding Labs has shipped 216 tons of lab equipment to 70 institutions in 34 countries around the world.