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To give unneeded lab supplies and equipment a new life at middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities.
What We Do:
We accept donations of biotech supplies and equipment and give them away for free to science educators at our Open Houses events.
Since 2002, the Bio-Link Depot has connected teachers with needed science supplies though our clearinghouse of biotech industry donations. City College of San Francisco (CCSF) operates the Depot under Bio-Link, a national organization that enhances biotechnology education through professional development and sharing of information with educators, students, and industry. Bio-Link is an Advanced Technological Education Center for Biotechnology funded by the National Science Foundation. In 2015 a new nonprofit formed, Bio-Link Depot, Inc., to advise, enhance and grow the beneficial activities of the Depot.
The Depot has become a gathering place where teachers meet, pick up equipment and supplies, and also donate their time and ideas. In the 2016-2017 NSF year, the Depot distributed over $913,204 worth of equipment and materials to over 100 schools, positively impacting 306 teachers and 17,010 students.