Parker has partnered with Seeding Labs, a non-profit organization, to provide used gas generators to universities in developing countries. 10-Sep-2015
Haverhill, MA, August 10, 2015 - The Gas Separation and Filtration Division of Parker Hannifin, the leader in motion and control technologies, has partnered
with Seeding Labs, a non-profit organization, to provide used gas generators to universities in developing countries.
Seeding Labs’ flagship program, Instrumental Access, identifies active research departments at universities in emerging scientific communities and provides
them with high-quality donated lab equipment. The Instrumental Access application process ensures that these labs have not only rigorous scientific
research and training programs underway, but immense potential to further develop and bolster these efforts. Seeding Labs also confirms that recipients
have sufficient infrastructure and capacity to set up, calibrate, and maintain equipment.
Parker gas generators eliminate the requirement for high pressure gas cylinders by providing laboratory gases such as hydrogen, nitrogen, and zero air
for use in many analytical applications including gas chromatography (GC), FT-IR spectroscopy, liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LCMS), solvent
evaporation, and total organic carbon analysis.
The gas generators from Parker will be used with analytical instruments donated by companies and universities from the US. The international scientists
using this equipment have provided hands-on science education to more than 17,000 students and produced important discoveries, publications, and patents
on critical issues like tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, nutrition, water quality, parasitic infections, cancer, sustainable agriculture, and naturally-derived
therapeutics. By supporting talented scientists tackling challenges in their own communities, Seeding Labs and its partners help ensure that the most
appropriate solutions are found faster, foster education and job creation, and promote a truly global scientific community.
With annual sales of $13 billion in fiscal year 2014, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies
and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately
57,500 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 58 consecutive fiscal years, among
the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.parker.com or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.
Seeding Labs is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that catalyzes scientific progress in the developing world, making tools available to talented scientists
to further their research and train the next generation of scientists. Working with corporate and academic partners, Seeding Labs has provided more
than $2.2 million in lab equipment and training programs to university and research institutions in 23 countries since 2003, enhancing the education
of more than 17,000 scientists and students. Seeding Labs is supported by USAID’s Global Development Lab and was named one of Fast Company magazine’s top 10 most innovative not-for-profit companies in 2015. For more information, visit the company’s website at seedinglabs.org.