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Experimental Animal Division
Experimental Animal Division
Experimental Plant Division
Experimental Plant Division
Cell Engineering Division
Cell Engineering Division
Gene Engineering Division
Gene Engineering Division
Microbe Division
Microbe Division
Bioresource Engineering Division
Bioresource Engineering Division
Technology and Development Team for Mammalian Genome Dynamics
Technology and Development Team for Mammalian Genome Dynamics
Technology and Development Team for Mouse Phenotype Analysis:Japan Mouse Clinic
Technology and Development Team for Mouse Phenotype Analysis:Japan Mouse Clinic
Team for Advanced Development and Evaluation of Human Disease Models
Team for Advanced Development and Evaluation of Human Disease Models
Mutagenesis and Genomics Team
Mutagenesis and Genomics Team
Technology and Development Unit for Knowledge Base of Mouse Phenotype
Technology and Development Unit for Knowledge Base of Mouse Phenotype
Drug-Discovery Cellular Basis Development Team
Drug-Discovery Cellular Basis Development Team
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Fees to domestic users include consumption tax.
The following fees are correct as of April 1, 2014 Price is subject to change without notice.



Mice (Experimental Animal Division)

Fee (JPY)
For use in research for not-for-profit academic purpose (*5) For use in research for-profit-research purpose (*6)
Live mice (per animal) (*1)(*4) 12,400 24,800
Cryopreserved embryos Cryopreserved embryos(2 tubes) 24,200 48,400
Recovered litters from cryopreserved embryos(*1) 67,300 134,600
Cryopreserved sperm Cryopreserved sperm(2 straws) 10,400 20,800
Recovered litters from cryopreserved sperm
(*1)
106,000 212,000
Recovery of cryopreserved strains from the FIMRe members (*2) Recovered litters from cryopreserved embryos 43,100 86,200
Recovered litters from cryopreserved sperm 95,500 191,000
Chimeric mice from blastocyst injection of
ES cell clone
333,300 666,600
Mouse DNA (ten micro gram) (*3) 3,100 6,200
Additional microbe tests Culture (per test) 1,900 1,900
Serology (per test) 2,900 2,900
PCR (per test) 4,320 4,320
Microscopy (per test) 1,900 1,900
RIKEN BRC standard test (per test) 34,200 34,200
  • Fees do not include the cost of shipping containers and freight, which will be separately charged.
  • (*1) RIKEN BRC conducts routine microbe tests of animal facilities using test mice. If you request additional tests, extra fees are required.
  • (*2) The cost of shipping containers and freight will be separately charged to a user. Microbe tests of foster mothers will be conducted and the cost of the tests will also be charged to the user. In addition, when you request a frozen resource from a FIMRe organization, you need to pay fees of the resource and shipping cost of dry shipper separately.
  • (*3) You can order Mouse DNA from either the Experimental Animal Division or the Gene Engineering Division. Shipments will be made by the Gene Engineering Division.
  • (*4) If you wish to request organs or tissues, please contact the Experimental Animal Division (animal@brc.riken.jp).
  • (*5) 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.
  • (*6) 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
  • For Mouse resources containing fluorescent proteins owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc., a license fee is separately required per strain.
  • For further information, please contact the Experimental Animal Division (animal@brc.riken.jp).



Experimental Plants (Experimental Plant Division)

Fee (JPY)
For use in research for not-for-profit academic purpose (*3) For use in research for-profit-research purpose (*4)
Arabidopsis Individual seed stock (50 seeds per line)(*1) 3,100 6,200
Individual seed stock (400 seeds per line) 6,300 12,600
Set of individual seed stocks (100 lines) 121,400 242,800
Set of individual seed stocks (set of 50 lines from each seed pool) 62,000 124,000
Set of pooled seeds for screening (per pool set)(*1) 6,200 12,400
Brachypodium Individual seed stock (50 seeds per line)(*1) 6,100 12,200
Individual plant DNA (per clone)(*1) 3,100 6,200
Set of individual plant DNA (per 100 clones) 121,400 242,800
DNABook™ (per volume)(*2) 35,640 -
Plant cell culture (per line)(*2) 6,200 12,400
Quarantine certificate (per certificate) 16,600 16,600
Culture media for cell suspension subculture (per unit) 1,000 1,000
Genotyping of natural accessions from RIKEN BRC (per line) 9,300 9,300
  • (*1) We offer volume discounts for orders of 10 vials/sets or more of Individual seed stocks, Set of pooled seeds and Individual plant DNA.
  • (*2) Shipping costs for the DNABook™ and Plant cell culture will be charged to overseas' users.
  • (*3) 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.
  • (*4) 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



Cell Bank (Cell Engineering Division)

Fee (JPY)
For use in research for not-for-profit academic purpose (*1) For use in research for-profit-research purpose (*2)
General cell lines (RCB) (per tube) 15,400 30,800
Human iPS cells (HPS) (per tube) 28,800 57,600(*)
Human ES cells (HES) (per tube) 28,800 57,600
Animal iPS cells (APS) (per tube) 24,700 49,400(*)
Animal ES cell lines including nuclear transferred ES cell lines and germline stem cell lines (AES) (per tube) 24,700 49,400
Nucleated cells derived from umbilical cord blood (HCB) (per sample) 32,900 65,800
Mononuclear cells derived from umbilical cord blood (CBF)-Small (per 4 tubes) 13,400 26,800
Mononuclear cells derived from umbilical cord blood (CFD)-Large (per sample) 32,900 65,800
CD34-positive cells derived from umbilical cord blood (C34) (per tube) 43,200 86,400
Human mesenchymal stem cells (HMS) (per tube) 24,700 49,400
EBV transformed B cell lines derived from Japanese (HEV) (per tube) 15,400 30,800
Sonoda-Tajima Collection (HSC): EBV-transformed B cell lines derived from various human ethnic groups (per tube) 15,400 30,800
Goto Collection (GMC): EBV transformed B cell lines and primary fibroblasts derived from Werner syndrome patients (per tube) 15,400 30,800
Cell line validation testing Mycoplasma test 19,500 19,500
Short tandem repeat polymorphism analysis test for human cell lines 18,500 18,500
  • (*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
  • For Cell lines containing fluorescent proteins owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc., a license fee is separately required per cell line.
  • For-profit organizations must contact iPS Academia Japan, Inc prior to ordering.



Gene Bank (Gene Engineering Division)

Fee (JPY)
For use in research for not-for-profit academic purpose (*6) For use in research for-profit-research purpose (*7)
Clone and host (per tube)(*1)(*2) 8,640 17,280
Recombinant Adenovirus (per tube) 33,900 67,800
Library (per tube) 33,900 67,800
Microbial genomic DNA (one micro gram)(*3) 17,000 34,000
Mouse DNA (ten micro gram)(*4) 3,100 6,200
15K cDNA clone set (per set)(*5) 938,100 1,876,200
7.4K cDNA clone set (per set)(*5) 466,100 932,200
S. pombe ORFeome clone set (per set)(*5) 306,800 613,600
Thermus thermophilus expression plasmid clone set (per set)(*5) 135,000 270,000
  • (*1)  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.
  • (*2)  "Clone and host" includes depisited clones, vectors and host microorganisms.
  • (*3)  You can order Microbial genomic DNA from either the Gene Engineering Division or the Microbe Division. Shipments will be made by the Gene Engineering Division.
  • (*4)  You can order Mouse DNA from either the Gene Engineering Division or the Experimental Animal Division. Shipments will be made by the Gene Engineering Division.
  • (*5)  Clone sets require an additional shipping charge.
  • (*6) 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.
  • (*7) 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
  • For DNA resources containing fluorescent proteins owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc., a license fee is separately required per clone.
  • We offer volume discounts for orders of 20 tubes or more of clones, hosts or genomic DNA.



Japan Collection of Microorganisms (Microbe Division)

Fee (JPY)
For use in research for not-for-profit academic purpose (*2) For use in research for-profit-research purpose (*3)
Freeze-dried or L-dried culture (*1) 5,400 10,800
Frozen culture with dry ice (per vial) 5,400 10,800
Actively growing culture of a microbial strain that cannot be preserved as a dried culture (per vial) 8,640 17,280
Actively growing culture on request (per vial) 16,200 32,400
Microbial genomic DNA (one micro gram) (per vial) 17,000 34,000
  • (*1)  Including a frozen-thawed culture (in a plastic tube) of some fungi.
  • (*2) 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.
  • (*3) 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
  • Shipping costs will be charged to overseas' users.
  • You can order Microbial genomic DNA from either the Gene Engineering Division or the Microbe Division. Shipments will be made by the Gene Engineering Division.
  • We offer volume discounts for orders of 20 strains or more of microbes.
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  • Feb 23, 2018
    Data Updates (Cell Engineering Division)
    Feb 22, 2018
    Data Updates (Experimental Animal Division)
    Feb 15, 2018
    The Recommendation by Science Council of Japan: "The treatment of Digital Sequence Information with respect to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol"
    Feb 09, 2018
    Data Updates (Cell Engineering Division)
    Feb 06, 2018
    Cell Type-Specific Survey of Epigenetic Modifications by Tandem Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing (Japanese text only)
    Feb 02, 2018
    Data Updates (Cell Engineering Division)
    Jan 31, 2018
    E-mail News Delivery (Experimental Animal Division)
    Jan 26, 2018
    Data Updates (Experimental Animal Division)
    Jan 19, 2018
    How have the relative of green algae "Prototheca" turned white?
    - Evolution process uncovered by genome analysis -
    Jan 12, 2018
    Data Updates (Cell Engineering Division)
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Recommendation by Science Council of Japan The treatment of Digital Sequence Information with respect to the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol
Cell Type-Specific Survey of Epigenetic Modifications by Tandem Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing
Announcement of the replacement of credit card payment system in RIKEN BRC
License agreement between Clontech and RIKEN BRC on Fluorescent Proteins
Quality Examination and Information Release Policy on Our Bioresources
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