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Clontech Laboratories, Inc. and RIKEN BioResource Research Center concluded license agreement on preservation and distribution of Fluorescent Proteins, DsRed2 and mCherry for academic use

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Fee and Payment


The distribution fees will be revised from October 1, 2019

Products Fee (JPY)
For use in research for not-for-profit academic purpose (*1)
Fee (JPY)
For use in research for-profit-research purpose (*2)
Clone and host (per tube)(*3)(*4) 8,640 17,280
Recombinant Adenovirus (per tube) 34,100 68,200
Library (per tube) 34,100 68,200
Microbial genomic DNA (one micro gram)(*4) 17,100 34,200
Mouse DNA (ten micro gram)(*4) 3,150 6,300
S. pombe ORFeome clone set (per set) 306,800 613,600
Thermus thermophilus expression plasmid clone set (per set) 135,000 270,000
  • All resources require an additional shipping charge.
  • For expression clones containing mammalian cDNA produced by the Gateway® Technology, a license fee of JPY 1,250 is separately required per clone. For a for-profit organization, it is necessary to obtain a license from Life Technology Inc. (announcement of the license agreement [link])
  • For DNA resources containing fluorescent proteins owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc., a license fee of JPY 8,250 is separately required per clone. (announcement of the license agreement [link])

(*1) This refers to the use of our bioresource in research for not-for-profit academic purpose by a non-profit organization. Category I MTA is needed.
(*2) This refers to the use of our bioresource in research for the following cases. Category II MTA is needed.

  • For research to be conducted by for-profit organizations
  • For collaborative research between for-profit organization and not-for-profit organization
  • For research by not-for-profit organization outsourced and sponsored by for-profit organization
  • For for-profit research by not-for-profit organization including R&D with the aim of patent acquisition

(*3) “Clone and host” includes cDNA clones, BAC, vectors and host microorganisms.
(*4) We offer volume discounts for orders of clones, hosts or genomic DNA. 20 – 49 tubes, 20% discount. 50 tubes or more, 25% discount.


  • The invoice (bill) and the payment instruction will be sent to your billing address. The RECIPIENT should prepay the distribution fees before DNA resources to be shipped are prepared.
  • There are three ways of paying as follows.
    1) Payment by credit card
    2) Remittance to the bank account
    3) Mailing a banker’s check
  • Details are indicated at: Information of Request for Distribution

(frmfeee 2013.04.01 T.M.)