Non-profit plasmid repository dedicated to … Non-profit plasmid repository dedicated to helping scientists around the world share high-quality plasmids. They work with laboratories to assemble a high-quality library of published and useful plasmids and their associated cloning / sequence data for use in research and discovery. By linking plasmids with articles, scientists can always find data related to the materials they request.
There is no cost to deposit plasmids to Addgene and it will store samples in triplicate (including one at an offsite backup facility), sequence key regions for validation, and handle the appropriate Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) with institutions. Additionally, Addgene will create a webpage for your lab where you can direct scientists to request your plasmids.
Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) allow open exchange to occur because they offer intellectual property and liability protection for material providers. Institutions that have deposited materials at Addgene require a MTA for each transfer of material. The MTA restricts the use of the material to research, non-commercial purposes but is now distributing a limited portion of its plasmid collection to for-profit entities. plasmid collection to for-profit entities.
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