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 Sponsors and Supporters


Addgene Sponsors

Thank you to Addgene's sponsors, whose generous donations have facilitated new initiatives at Addgene and supported our mission to serve the scientific community.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) sponsored the creation of our Neurodegeneration Research Collection page. CZI also provided Addgene with much needed support in 2020, enabling continuation of services and projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about this in our blog Safe Port in a Storm...How Addgene is Weathering the Pandemic.

The COVID-19 Fast Grants and US Small Business Administration PPP loan/grant programs supported Addgene in 2020 as our labs reconfigured to enable safe shipping and lab work at the start of the pandemic.

Addgene is extremely grateful to the Hirsh Family for their generous donation of a DNA sequencer, enabling us to improve quality control for repository materials which benefits the entire scientific community. Learn more from the press release.

The Kavli Foundation sponsored the AAVED workshop held in September 2018 at Addgene. This meeting brought together leading neuroscientists to discuss best practices for targeting and manipulating specific neurons.

Alnylam and New England Biolabs contributed to the launch of Addgene’s viral vector service, started in 2016. Learn more about their contributions in our Viral Service - Why Virus? Why Now? blog post.

Addgene Partners

Thank you to our partners who have worked with Addgene to provide new and improved services to the scientific community.

In 2020, Addgene partnered with Ginkgo Bioworks to provide useful SARS-CoV-2 expression plasmids rapidly to the scientific community. Read more about the collection in Addgene's blog Synthesized by Ginkgo Bioworks, Shared by Addgene: SARS-CoV-2 Plasmids for Many Expression Systems.

The Penn Vector Core and Addgene have partnered to provide high-quality AAV vectors to the academic research community. Learn more from the partnership press release.

Addgene collaborated with the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) to develop a new Rett Syndrome Plasmid Collection and Resource Center page to provide a centralized place to help Rett researchers find reagents and resources. Learn more from the press release and in Addgene's blog Rett Syndrome: A History of Research and Therapeutic Outlooks.

Addgene partners with distributors in China - Beijing Zhongyuan (BZY), Korea - Leehyo Bioscience, Japan - Summit Pharmaceuticals, India - e-nnovation Life Sciences and Mexico - San Diego Biotech Labs, Inc. to offer assistance with ordering and importation for these countries. Learn more about Addgene Distributors.

SnapGene's excellent sequence viewer software and extensive feature library is integrated into Addgene's website in order to display improved plasmid maps and visualizations.

LGC has provided a home for members of Addgene's Business Development team since 2014, enabling us to do better outreach and support in Europe. Read more about this in our blog London Calling - Addgene’s New Europe Office in London.

Addgene partners with SciCrunch to advance FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable data standards by ensuring items in our collection have unique Research Resource Identifiers (RRID). These unique and persistent IDs help improve methods reporting and reproducibility.

Addgene is a member of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) and is partnering to develop, evaluate, and endorse standards and best practices that embrace the principles of Open, FAIR, and Citable neuroscience.

Addgene partnered with Code Ocean, Protocols.io, and eLife Ambassadors to develop and present reproducibility workshops and this effort blossomed into its own organization. If you are interested in hosting a Reproducibility For Everyone (R4E) workshop please contact us at [email protected].

Addgene works with many partners to source talented, diverse employee candidates and to support our diversity and inclusion initiatives. These include Just A Start, Northeastern Co-op Programs, Mass Life Sciences Center Internship Program, Gloucester Biotechnology Academy, Best Buddies of Massachusetts, She Geeks Out, and a number of #BlackinSTEM cohorts. Addgene is also a founding corporate sponsor of the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Addgene collaborates with a variety of other repositories and databases, including recent work with the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC) .

Addgene Supporters

Thank you to the following organizations who have provided free or discounted services to support Addgene's nonprofit mission.

Thank you to the funding agencies and many journals that recommend Addgene as one of the repositories for sharing research reagents.