A 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, users can create a webpage that directs scientists to request 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.
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