I am in a transition phase of my life. I stopped working at the hospital to start an educational startup. At the moment I haven’t funded it yet as I had other issues.
I wanted to order some reagents from ThermoFisher (e.g. just a trivial gel loading dyes) and I could not continue as at some point it was asking me for a VAT.
I tried other suppliers and I discovered that they also want you to be a company or an university.
I imagine that this can be easily solved by “setting up a company”, but it raised in me a lot of concerns as I wanted to teach people to use stuff, they won’t be able to buy easily. How do you buy reagent as private person? I am talking of simple chemicals not pathogenic things, which supplier do you use?