How to Order
Thank you for your interest in ordering from Addgene! Please note that all orders must be placed online through our website. We cannot accept orders by phone, fax, or email.
Non-profit and Academic Customers: If you have not ordered from us before, welcome to Addgene! 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, first we will verify its status as non-profit or academic. 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.
Industry Customers: Addgene is excited to now be distributing a limited portion of its plasmid collection to for-profit entities. Please click here for more information.
China Customers: please click here for important ordering information.
Placing an order with Addgene takes a few simple steps:
Addgene is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the scientific community with open, efficient and affordable access to plasmid research tools. The nominal fee for ordering plasmids is used to cover operating costs and improve the repository. There is no fee for depositing plasmids.
Plasmid Pricing for Non-Profits: Plasmids are priced by quantity ordered, as shown in the table below.
|Plasmids Ordered||Price Per Plasmid (in US $)|
Kit Pricing: Kit prices vary. You will be able to see the price of a kit once it has been added 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 costs vary and will be indicated in your cart when checking out.
Discounts: Addgene’s goal is to make research tools available to the entire scientific community. If your laboratory cannot afford the standard prices, Addgene can help defray this cost. This policy exists to enable the distribution of materials to underfunded labs (e.g. in developing countries). If you believe your lab qualifies, please email Addgene at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of your financial situation.
Payment Options: During the checkout process, you can enter a credit card or purchase order (PO) number as payment. If you pay by credit card, Addgene will charge your card after your order ships. If you pay by PO number, Addgene will issue an invoice to the billing address you provide during checkout. This invoice can be paid by check, bank transfer (non-US customers only), or credit card. Payment terms are net 30 days from the invoice date.
For detailed information about payment, please visit our FAQ page.
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.
For more information about shipping, please visit our FAQ page.
Addgene’s entire collection is available to academic and non-profit institutions. By request of the depositing institutions, a limited subset of Addgene’s plasmid collection is available to for-profit entities.
All requests through Addgene require a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). Most requests from non-profit and academic institutions will be covered under the Uniform Biological Materials Transfer Agreement (UBMTA). For more information, please see our MTA page.
All purchases are subject to Addgene’s Terms of Purchase.