Plasmid Distribution to Industry
Addgene is excited to now be distributing a limited portion of its plasmid collection to for-profit entities. Since 2004, Addgene has received numerous requests from depositing scientists and institutions to share their materials beyond just the academic sphere. Thus, we are pleased to fulfill this request and to contribute to additional scientific discoveries by distributing plasmids to industrial researchers.
It is important to note that the only plasmids that are currently available to industry are plasmids for which we've received explicit permission from the depositing scientists and institutions. If you are a depositing lab and you have not been in touch with Addgene about this program, your plasmids are only available to academic labs. To learn more or to become part of the industrial distribution program, please contact Addgene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addgene is working with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to assemble a collection of plasmids for Parkinson's disease research.
To search Addgene's collection of plasmids available to industry, click here.
A limited portion of Addgene’s collection has been approved for distribution to for-profit entities. Links to the available collections are above.
Creating an Account: Before placing your order, you will need to create an account and affiliate it with your organization. If your organization has not worked with Addgene in the past, we will need to verify your account. We will notify you by email within 1 business day regarding your account verification. Once your account has been verified, you will be able to place your order on our website using the steps outlined below.
Placing an Order: Once your account has been created, you can place orders through our website. Please note that all orders must be placed online through our website. We cannot accept orders by phone, fax, or email.
Addgene is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the scientific community with open, efficient and affordable access to plasmid research tools.
Industry Plasmid Pricing: Plasmids are priced by quantity ordered, as shown in the table below. Pricing will also be indicated on the plasmid pages after you create an account.
|Plasmids Ordered||Price Per Plasmid (in US $)|
Industry Kit Pricing: Kit prices vary. You will be able to see the price of a kit after creating an account and adding the kit to your cart.
Shipping and Handling Charges: The cost of shipping and handling is in addition to the plasmid price. S&H prices vary based on the number of plasmids requested. For the first five plasmids, this cost is $20 for US addresses and $45 for international addresses. An additional fee applies for orders over 5 plasmids. Kit shipping and handling costs vary and will be indicated in your cart when checking out.
Payment Options: During the checkout process, you can enter a credit card or Purchase Order (PO) number as payment information. If you pay by PO, Addgene will issue an invoice to the billing address you provide during checkout. This invoice can by paid by check or bank wire transfer (non-US institutions only).
If you have additional payment questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Every Addgene order must be accompanied by a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). For transfers to for-profit entities, Addgene uses an Industry Material Transfer Agreement (IMTA). This is a legal agreement between the recipient and the depositing institutions. It governs the transfer of biological materials and intellectual property rights, and provides liability protection for material providers. Under the terms of the IMTA, the recipients can use the biological materials for research purposes only. The Industry MTA must be signed by an authorized signatory at the recipient institution.
The MTA Process:
1) Once your order has been placed on our website, Addgene will email you a link to the Recipient Scientist Acknowledgement (RSA). This form can be completed electronically by the scientist who will be using the materials in the order.
2) After the RSA is complete, Addgene will email you the Industry Material Transfer Agreement to print and have authorized. The IMTA must be signed by an authorized signatory at the recipient institution. An authorized signatory is someone who can execute legal documents on behalf of the recipient institution.
3) Once the IMTA has been signed, it can be emailed or faxed back to us (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-300-8688). After we review and approve the MTA documents, your order will be processed and shipped.
If you have any questions about the MTA process, please contact us at email@example.com.
Addgene uses UPS to ship both domestic (US) and international (outside the US) orders. When your order is shipped, you will receive an email notification including the UPS tracking number for your reference.
Customs and Duties for International Shipping: Addgene makes every effort to provide the required paperwork for customs clearance. Please note that requesting scientists are responsible for making arrangements for prompt payment of applicable duties and taxes assessed by your country’s customs agent. For more information on international shipping and customs, please visit our International Page.
A limited portion of Addgene’s collection is available to qualified for-profit entities. Addgene reserves the right to determine if an entity is qualified to receive materials from our repository.
All requests through Addgene require a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). Requests from for-profit entities will be covered under the Industry Material Transfer Agreement (IMTA).
All purchases are subject to Addgene’s Terms of Purchase.