About Addgene

Addgene is a unique, non-profit whose mission is to accelerate research and discovery by improving access to useful research materials and information. Addgene operates a repository for a research reagent called a plasmid and serves as a scientific supply house providing useful research materials to researchers in all areas of the life sciences. Plasmids are important for understanding basic biology and for making advances in biomedical research. They are one of the most commonly used tools in a molecular biology lab. The company was founded in 2004 by Melina Fan, Kenneth Fan and Benjie Chen and currently employs 30 full time and 10 part time team members.

Depositing to the library is free. The quality control and repository costs are covered by affordable shipping and handling fees for plasmid requests. Over 500 plasmids ship daily from this facility to scientists in over 80 different countries.The Addgene model does not require grant funding or donor support.

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What employees say

“Our whole team cares about our mission and enjoys working to fulfill it.”
“This is the best place I've ever worked. The leadership is excellent, the culture and people are friendly, hard working and brilliant.”
“I feel genuinely appreciated as an employee and a person. Management doesn't just care about work, they care about us and our families.”
“Overall mission of company is great, environment is fun, job is intellectually stimulating, and the company provides a great work/life balance.”
“I feel challenged. There is great variety in my work. Excellent flexibility for balancing personal life. Senior leadership is very visible and we have direct contact with them.”
“Everyone at Addgene is very understanding and flexible, not to mention the work environment here is lots of fun and very friendly. ”
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