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Connecting teachers with the science supplies they need, though donations from the Biotech industry.


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Education Partners

We serve elementary, high school, community college and university science education institutions.


Community Partners

We partner with governmental, medical, nonprofit and other community groups..

What we do

We give unneeded lab supplies and equipment a new life at middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities.

Donate Equipment & Supplies

Donations have many benefits: Diverting landfill, helping teachers get needed supplies for their students and provide industry tax deductions.

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Get Donations

We have everything from pipette tips and beakers to large centrifuges and refrigerators. If you are an educator, it's free to sign up, register and attend our Open House events. Click below to get more details:

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Support the Depot

You can support the Depot by donating to our PayPal account or donate your time as a volunteer. This may include working the registration or check-out tables, moving materials out to the dispersement area and helping educators who are new to the Depot.

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Latest Posts

We regularly post updates on our blog. Feel free to join with our blog!


NSF 2016-2017 Reporting Year

Depot Finds 2 New Homes

Depot Finds 2 New Homes: 1. Oakland: 9235 San Leandro Street 2. Los Altos Hills: 12345 EI Monte Rd – Foothill College We are excited to announce that we found a home for the Depot in Oakland near the Oakland Coliseum and also found a South Bay site at


** We have moved from the SFO Campus** The Bio-Link Depot has moved out of the CCSF Airport campus. Volunteers worked many tireless hours to meet the March 31st deadline. I would like to acknowledge Tony T. and the many volunteers. Zak, Jen, Jeff O., Innokenti and his wife,

Our Second SoCal Depot Open House is Coming!

When: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Where: 15445 Lansdowne Road, Tustin, CA 92782 We received in 10 pallets of supplies from the Northern California location and are excited to make it available teachers but we need help to sort and organize them (See the

It’s Bio-Link Depot Last Open House

Our Last Open House at the SFO Airport Campus Saturday, March 18th from 10 AM to 2 PM. After 15 years at the City College of San Francisco’s SFO Airport campus, we are saying, “Goodbye”. Shelves have been put away and are in the process of packing. Our new location

Bio-Link Depot Has Moved!

After 15 years at CCSF’s airport campus, the Bio-Link Depot, Inc. (Depot) agreement to use part of the campus for educational equipment storage and donation operations, has ended. This will provide the Depot the opportunity to move to a new site that better matches it’s significantly expanded activity, and

Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: Jan. 15, 2017

  Open House is THIS Saturday! Saturday, January 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM. We have some great items ready for you at our SFO location and can always use volunteers for the Friday set-up. And speaking of locations, the Depot will be moving from our City College

Bio-Link Depot Holiday Edition

  We have some real science goodies under the tree at: Our NorCal Open House: Saturday, Jan. 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM. Our SoCal Open House: Saturday, Feb. 25th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Yes, we launched our first pilot Open House in SoCal on December

Today is Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday Every little bit helps us run our bi-monthly science supply giveaways. Click on the link below to support the Depot. We are a nonprofit 510c3 supporting the goal of getting science supplies into the hands of educators.   Giving Tuesday Link Thanks so much! –Daniel

Irvine Valley College is hosting it’s first Open House!

Irvine Valley College is hosting it’s first Open House! Saturday, December 10th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Thanks to all the teachers that have registered to participate in our first SoCal Bio-Link Depot. We have been collecting and gathering lab and science equipment from participating companies and schools

Genentech’s Great Lab Giveaway

Bio-Link Depot Announcement: Genentech’s Great Lab Giveaway is November 5th, 2016 Dear Depot Educators, Genentech has so much supplies that they are having their own Give-Away called Genentech’s Great Lab Supply Giveaway. They are excited to support Bay Area educators by giving them the opportunity to select free supplies

Bio-Link Depot Special Announcement

We need some clean-up help tomorrow and Monday: Friday, October 7th (Tomorrow) from 11 AM to 3 PM. Monday (Columbus Day), October 10th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Sign-Up to Volunteer Now Volunteer to organize the outside area, dumping unneeded supplies, sorting and consolidating containers. If time permits,

Bio-Link Depot Special Alert!

Bio-Link Depot Special Alert! Depot Open House @ Inovatex- THIS SATURDAY! Saturday, October 1st from 10 AM to 12:30 PM ONLY. Inovatex is opening up their warehouse full of lab supplies, equipment, lab tables and benches. All of the items must go immediately to make room for new tenants.

Free Lab Supplies!

Open House is this Saturday! Saturday, September 17th from 10 AM to 2 PM. We have loads of free lab supplies and equipment available this Saturday generously donated from Genentech, CelGene, UCSF, Cordis, Celgene, BioSurplus, Threshold Pharma, Cytokinetics, Xcell Biosciences and others. THANK YOU DONORS! Thanks to all those

Bio-Link Depot Special Announcement

Bio-Link Depot Special Announcement We will need some help Monday Monday, September 12th, 11 AM We visited Cortis today and saw that they have some great items. We need help to grab them and load them on our truck. Here are pictures: CORTIS DONATIONS.  Reply to this email if you

Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: Aug. 21, 2016

Open House is next month! Saturday, September 17th from 10 AM to 2 PM. It was great to see many of you at the July 9th Open House. We gave away over $45,000 worth of supplies and cleaned up over 45 containers of extra stock. Our NSF fiscal year ended with the

Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: June 12, 2016

Our First East Bay Open House is this Saturday! Saturday, June 18th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Thanks to all those that helped with the May 21st Open House. We had over 90 attendees ,17 new teachers and gave away over $124,000 worth of supplies. Click here to see –> Open

East Bay Open House June 18th, 2016!

*|MC:SUBJECT|* We have a East Bay Open House June 18th @ Merritt College Is this email not displaying correctly?View it in your browser. You are invited to attend: East Bay Bio-Link Depot Open House Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM The Bio-Link Depot will have

Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: May 15th, 2016

Open House is Saturday! Saturday, May 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM. We are stocked up for a big Open House this Saturday. Are you going? We have lab cabinets, beakers, flasks, vortexers, hot plates, chairs, stirrers, petri dishes, pipette tips and much more. Make sure to get here early for the best

Happy Earth Day and Thanks Donors!

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Happy Earth Day from Bio-Link Depot View this email in your browser from Bio-Link Depot HELP THE CAUSE You can help us reduce waste this Earth Day by making a donation of lab supplies, equipment or funds. We are a 501c3 tax deductible nonprofit that gives unneeded lab supplies

Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: April 10th, 2016

Great to see everyone at our March Open House! Don’t miss: Saturday, May 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM.  We gave away some great items at our March 19th Open House. We had 96 attendees and 66 giveaway participants. The total amount given away was $131,311. Read about our new nonprofit status below!

Newsletter for March 13th, 2016

See you at our Open House this Saturday! Saturday, March 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM.  We are all stocked up with donations from UCSF, Genentech and many others. We will have some more monitors and a select amount of larger equipment. Those that want to help with this

Featured Article on UCSF Sustainability

We are thrilled that UCSF featured the Bio-Link Depot on its Sustainability Page. Here is a link to the article: Click here –>>UCSF Article

Thanks, Latham & Watkins!

Thanks to Latham & Watkins for helping Bio-Link Depot, Inc. to become its own non-profit! We  just received our letter from the IRS and they have determined we are exempt from federal tax as a 501c3 (public charity). This opens the Depot up for additional grants, contracts and direct cash donations.

Wish List For Science Supplies

  *|MC:SUBJECT|*     Bio-Link Depot Wish List Survey Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Bio-Link Depot Your Depot Wish List For science supplies & equipment The Depot would like to improve its ability to identify the most needed supplies and equipment for educators.

February 2016 Newsletter

Bio-Link Depot February 2016 Newsletter View this email in your browser Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: Feb. 14, 2016 Our next Open House is next month: Saturday, March 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Thanks to all the volunteers that made the January Open House a success. We gave away over

News Coverage from KTVU!

We were on the news right before our last Open House! See the article here: Bay Area Biotech Giveaway is Teachers’ Treasure  

Depot Open House Saturday

View this email in your browser (http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=78845e8a22189da7ed05a14f0&id=b087cc15c9&e=[UNIQID])   ** Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: Jan. 17, 2015 ———————————————————— You are invited to this Saturday’s Open House. Saturday, January 23rd from 10 AM to 2 PM. Like to help set-up? (Friday, January 22nd from 10 to 12 noon), you can sign up

It’s sooner than later for our Open House

Bio-Link Depot Newsletter January 2016 View this email in your browser (http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=78845e8a22189da7ed05a14f0&id=516ac29054&e=[UNIQID]) We are ringing out the New Year with an Open House THIS month: Saturday, January 23rd, 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Volunteer for Friday set up –> HERE (http://goo.gl/forms/bQdMyfSE68) ———————————————————— Thanks goes out to everyone

December 2015 Bio-Link Depot Newsletter

  Open House this Saturday! Saturday, December 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM. (Set-Up Friday, October 19th 10 AM to 12 noon. Sign-up –> Here (http://goo.gl/forms/bQdMyfSE68) ) ———————————————————— The Depot elves have been hard at work getting ready for your arrival this Saturday. We are stocked up with

Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: October 20, 2015

Bio-Link Depot Newsletter: October 20, 2015 The Open House Is THIS SATURDAY! Saturday, October 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM. We need 10 volunteers for this Friday’s Set-Up: Friday, October 23rd from 10 AM to 1 PM. We are well-stocked and ready for you this Saturday. Thanks goes out again

The Latest UCSF Donation

Here is the latest UCSF donation:  

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