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Addgene is a global, nonprofit repository that was created to help scientists share plasmids. Plasmids are DNA-based research reagents commonly used in the life sciences. When scientists publish research papers, they deposit their associated plasmids at Addgene. Then, when other scientists read the publication, they have easy access to the plasmids needed to conduct future experiments. Before Addgene, scientists were tasked with repeatedly shipping plasmids to each new requesting scientist. Now, scientists ship their plasmids to Addgene once, and we take care of the quality control, MTA compliance, shipping, and record-keeping.... Read more

Purpose

Addgene is a global, nonprofit repository that was created to help scientists share plasmids. Plasmids are DNA-based research reagents commonly used in the life sciences. When scientists publish research papers, they deposit their associated plasmids at Addgene. Then, when other scientists read the publication, they have easy access to the plasmids needed to conduct future experiments. Before Addgene, scientists were tasked with repeatedly shipping plasmids to each new requesting scientist. Now, scientists ship their plasmids to Addgene once, and we take care of the quality control, MTA compliance, shipping, and record-keeping.
For scientists looking to use plasmids, Addgene provides a searchable database of high-quality plasmids, pooled libraries, and plasmid kits, available at affordable prices. All plasmids in Addgene’s repository are sequenced for quality control purposes and tracked with barcodes from the time they arrive at our facility until they are packed for shipment. Scientists can request plasmids through Addgene’s online ordering system. Addgene also provides ready-to-use AAV and lentivirus preparations of commonly requested plasmids as a service to scientists.
Addgene is also building a variety of educational resources, including protocols, blog posts, and eBooks.
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Mission

Our mission is to accelerate research and discovery by improving access to useful research materials and information.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

As we have grown from 3 Massachusetts founders, we have maintained the feel of a fully engaged start up. Every employee knows how their work contributes to the success of Addgene and every single employee shows initiative in suggesting better ways to do things for Addgenies and for our large, international customer base. Process improvement enters every meeting. Discussion and ideas can come from any person at the company and be implemented according to who is the best person, not what role they play. We allow employees to pursue passions and talents, even if it means working with a different group. How can we do it faster and better? This constant improvement creates an atmosphere of employee engagement that is unusual. One of Addgene’s core values is maintaining diversity in our employees on every level. Race, religion, age, gender orientation, sexual identity, disability and even communication style are all part of our mix and diversity is considered openly when hiring and recruiting. We have a unique level of diversity for any organization, much less one of our size and that means we can hire great people who seek an environment where everyone is accepted and comfortable.... Read more

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