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Pooled Library Handling and Storage

Addgene recommends the following steps to ensure proper handling and storage of your pooled library for future use. If there is a problem, please contact Addgene within 30 days of receiving your pooled library. For additional information, please see our Help Center.

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Pooled Library Storage

The library you have requested from Addgene arrives as a pooled DNA library on blue ice. It may not be frozen. The volume and concentration of DNA you receive will depend upon which library you ordered. See your library's Addgene web page for details. Addgene recommends storage at 4°C. If you choose to store the library at -20°C, please minimize the number of freeze/thaw cycles.

Pooled Library Recovery

To access the library we recommend you spin down the tube before opening the lid. You will need to amplify the pooled library you received from Addgene before using it in a screen. Please find an amplification protocol for the specific library you ordered on its Addgene product page.

Pooled Library Datasheet

Any and all information Addgene has about your library can be found on Addgene’s website. Search using the library name or ID number listed on your Order Summary. Alternatively, you can use the links from your Order Confirmation email.

Plasmid Verification

Addgene cannot guarantee that the depositing laboratories have submitted the correct material. Please notify Addgene of any problems within 30 days.

Please visit and search the catalog number of your pooled library for any recomended protocols from the depositor.

Citations in Future Publications

The pooled library you have received was created by your colleagues. Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator, cite the article listed on the pooled library datasheet, and include the Addgene catalog ID in future publications.

Contact Addgene

Thank you for requesting a pooled library from Addgene. If you have questions or would like to speak with an Addgene scientist, contact us at [email protected].