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Technology Transfer Newsletter, Winter 2016

Learn more about plasmids & streamline your office work!


Given the recent snowstorms, frigid temperatures, and icy sidewalks, there is no mistaking that we are well into the winter season here in Cambridge, MA. While we were bundled up inside for warmth, we put together a few articles that will give you a better understanding of our services and the people behind them. We hope you had a great 2015, and we look forward to working with you again in 2016!
 ~The Addgene Team
Get to Know an Addgenie: Eddy Page
Eddy Page is a Customer Support Specialist in Addgene's Office Team. He handles various administrative duties, processes material transfer agreements for requesting scientists and communicates with scientists and their administrative offices on a daily basis. Eddy has also produced some of the media content appearing on Addgene's website. If you've ever processed an MTA for your scientist, you may have worked with Eddy in the past!

How to Streamline your Addgene Workload
While many technology transfer offices (TTOs) have an efficient means of processing Addgene deposits and/or requests, there are other TTOs (both new and old Addgene partners) that have expressed interest in streamlining their steadily increasing Addgene workload. This article will discuss some of the master agreement options that are available to you and will highlight how these master agreements have helped TTOs of all sizes and backgrounds.

Find us at AUTM!

The Addgene Tech Transfer Team will be headed to AUTM again this year. Please stop by our booth and introduce yourself. We love being able to put faces to names!

In addition, if you leave a business card with us, you may even win an authentic Addgene T-Shirt. We hope to see you there!

Plasmids 101
For over 10 years, you've helped your scientists share and receive plasmids through Addgene. Yet, we understand that not everyone is familiar with what plasmids are and how they function.

This article is aimed at explaining to non-scientists the basics of plasmids and how your scientists are using them in their research.

We heard you!
By popular demand, you are now able to download distribution, inventory and incoming log summaries in excel format. To access these files, please log into your Addgene tech transfer account.

We're always looking for ways to improve our services to help you in your day-to-day. If you have a suggestion, please let us know at: