Plasmid Distribution to Industry
Addgene is growing our collection of plasmids available to industry and commercial scientists. Sign up to get email updates as new plasmids become available to industry.
A variety of plasmids from the following collections or organizations are available to industry. Browse the table below to see all of the plasmids that are currently available.
Is there a plasmid in the collection that you’d like to see available to industry that isn’t listed in the table below? Please use our Suggest a Plasmid For Industry Availability form to let us know.
The plasmids that are available to industry are listed in the following table.
How to Order
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 ordered from 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.
Placing an Order: After you have created an account, 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the scientific community with open, efficient and affordable access to plasmid research tools. Pricing will be indicated on the plasmid pages after you login to your account. Please see our Help Center for more information on pricing, payment, and billing.
Industry Material Transfer Agreements
Every Addgene order must be accompanied by a material transfer agreement (MTA), including transfers to for-profit entities. The MTA is a legal agreement between the recipient and the depositing institution(s). It governs the transfer of biological materials and intellectual property rights, and provides liability protection for material providers. Addgene’s deposit agreements allow Addgene to distribute plasmids on behalf of the depositing institutions. These agreements indicate the language which we are allowed to use for distribution. Please see the Sample Agreements on our Technology Transfer Information page for more information. To learn more about Addgene’s MTA process please visit our Help Center.
The MTA Process:
- 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.
- After the RSA is complete, Addgene will send you a copy of the MTA, which 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.
- Once the MTA has been signed, it can be submitted to Addgene through your user account or by email to [email protected]. After we review and approve the MTA documents, your order will be processed and shipped.
Industry Distribution Policy
A 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).
All purchases are subject to Addgene’s Terms of Purchase.