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Takara Bio USA, Inc. and RIKEN BioResource Research Center concluded license agreement on preservation and distribution of Fluorescent Proteins, such as DsRed2 and mCherry for academic use

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Information of Request for Distribution

Prepayment of distribution fees (overseas organizations only)

  • The RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC) is a non-profit institution funded by the Japanese Government. We have been engaging in collection, preservation and distribution of bioresources, with the aim to support research and development in the field of life sciences. We provide bioresources to scientists not only in Japan but also throughout the world with minimum fees that is solely reimburse for preparation and handling costs of the requested bioresources. To continue the smooth distribution of bioresources for overseas organizations, it has become necessary to send bioresources prepaid.
  • We sincerely hope that this change will not cause any inconvenience our users. We very much appreciate your understanding and cooperation, and are looking forward to receiving your requests for our bioresources.
  • The prepayment of distribution fees for overseas organizations will apply to all orders for bioresources from Monday December 7, 2015 (Japan standard time).
  • For each unit price, please see the following website [Fee and Payment].

The resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) and China

How to order

Step 1

Go to [Search and Browse] and retrieve resource names and catalog numbers.

Step 2

Go to [Order Forms] and download an order form either of Credit card or Bank transfer/check. Print out the downloaded Order Form and fill out the catalog number, quantity and other information on the order form. Don’t put your card informaton in the form.

Step 3

Send the completed order form with two sets of signed Material Transfer Agreement and an Approval Form (when required) by e-mail or post.

Gene Engineering Division, RIKEN BioResource Center
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan

Step 4

We send you an invoice and the payment instruction to the e-mail address in your order form. The RECIPIENT should prepay the distribution fees before DNA resources to be shipped are prepared.

Step 5

Please inform us your completion of the payment.

Step 6

When your payment is confirmed by our office, we will inform you about schedule for the shippment. Please obtain an import permit/license prior to shipping, if required.

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If you have any questions, please contact us.

Contact information

The DNA Bank, RIKEN BioResource Research Center,
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074, Japan
FAX: (+81)-29-836-9120

Special Distribution Information to Residents of the Foreign Countries

Resident of the European Economic Area (EEA)

Resident of China

  • The users must have import approval by the Chinese government to import Bacteria host strains and BAC clones into China. Please contact us so that we provide a brief procedure written in Chinese.
  • Please contact “Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau” and obtain required documents so that we can transfer the bacteria.
  • Plasmids don’t require such the permission.

Import permission and supporting documentation

Our Center is not liable for any accident that occurs during shipping. Please select a carrier and make necessary arrangements on your own responsibility. For overseas shipment, the users are responsible for customs clearance including preparation of necessary documents and for prompt payment of any applicable duties and taxex assessed by their country’s customs agent.

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