Equipment Exchange


VALIDATE is helping to coordinate equipment transfers between our members, with the aim of connecting researchers who have surplus equipment they want to get rid of with members who would be able to use the equipment in their lab or clinic. In some circumstances VALIDATE can offer some help towards the costs of shipment to the recipient. Priority will be given to researchers based in LMICs to receive equipment.


If you or your research group have any spare equipment that you would be willing to pass on then please let us know at - we will then email our members and help to set up a suitable exchange.


Available equipment

We have the following items donated by PHE (UK). Members should send expressions of interest to

  • Hettich benchtop centrifuge with temperature control
  • MSE Microcentaur micro centrifuge
  • 2x Pipetman Concept electronic pipettes (100-1200ul), including 1x charger stand and power cable.
  • 2x PowerEase 500 power packs for running gels.
  • 1x VWR PowerSource power packs for running gels.
  • Grant Instruments Shaking water bath OLS 200
  • Clifton static water bath
  • Gallenkamp Static water bath BKS-350-010Q


Completed exchanges

October 2020: 51 laboratory coats donated by Public Health England (PHE) distributed between University of Douala (Cameroon), MMRC (Tanzania), and Université des Sciences de la Santé (Gabon) for use by students and staff.

June 2020: Olympus CKX41SF inverted microscope with fluorescence, typically used for cell culture applications, donated by Public Health England (PHE) to Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

December 2018: BACTEC MGIT machine transferred to UVRI, Uganda from the University of Oxford/APHA, UK