Addgene is now providing viral service to help facilitate scientific research. We know that viral production is a common step after requesting plasmids from Addgene, and by providing this service, we can save you time and help you get results faster.
Each viral service request will also include virus associated DNA, which is a sample of the purified DNA from the original plasmid that was used to make the virus. In order for Addgene to provide viral services to you, we must ensure that you have the right to use the original plasmid.
Distribution of the original plasmid is important because it is the actual material being referenced in the Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) and its inclusion is what gives you permission to use the plasmid.
Our viruses are produced from plasmids in our repository and undergo extensive quality control testing in-house before being distributed to researchers. For details about our virus production protocols and our quality control, visit our Viral Production page.
With viral service, we bring the same high-quality standards you expect from Addgene. To see a list of commonly asked questions about viral service, visit our help center.
Additional Viral Service Resources
- Viral Production: Our production process and quality control
- Ordering Instructions: Shipping, pricing, and payment information
- Protocols: Protocols for how to use your virus
- Recipient Instructions: What to do when you receive your virus from Addgene
- Viral Service FAQ: Answers to commonly asked questions
- Biosafety Guide
- Blog: Viral Vector Posts