Revision of Distribution Fees for the Bioresources in RIKEN BRC

The RIKEN BioResource Research Center (BRC) is a non-profit institution funded by the Japanese Government. We are engaged in collecting, maintaining, multiplying, storing and distributing 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 solely make up for preparation and handling costs of the requested bioresources. Due to changes in prices and protocols since the last revision of our fees, it has become necessary to revise them again.

We sincerely hope that these revisions will not inconvenience our users. We deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation, and we look forward to receiving your requests for the bioresources.

The revised distribution fees will apply to all orders for bioresources from Tuesday October 1, 2019.

Mice (Experimental Animal Division)

Fee (Japanese yen)
New Before Revision
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
Live mice (per animal) (*3) (*4) (*5) ¥15,400 ¥30,800 ¥12,400 ¥24,800
Cryopreserved embryos (*3) Cryopreserved embryos (2 tubes) ¥28,300 ¥56,600 ¥24,200 ¥48,400
Recovered litters from cryopreserved embryos
(*4)
¥75,400 ¥150,800 ¥67,300 ¥134,600
Cryopreserved sperm (*3) Cryopreserved sperm (2 straws) ¥13,500 ¥27,000 ¥10,400 ¥20,800
Recovered litters from cryopreserved sperm
(*4)
¥115,100 ¥230,200 ¥106,000 ¥212,000
Recovery of cryopreserved
strains from the overseas
organizations
(*3) (*4) (*6)
Recovered litters from cryopreserved embryos ¥49,800 ¥99,600 ¥43,100 ¥86,200
Recovered litters from cryopreserved sperm ¥103,500 ¥207,000 ¥95,500 ¥191,000
Chimeric mice from blastocyst injection of
ES cell clone
¥365,400 ¥730,800 ¥333,300 ¥666,600
Mouse DNA (of Live mice) (ten micro gram) (*7) ¥24,400
(*3)
¥48,800
(*3)
¥3,150 ¥6,300
Mouse DNA (of litters recovered from cryopreserved embryos)
(ten micro gram) (*7)
¥110,200
(*3)
¥220,400
(*3)
Mouse DNA (of litters recovered from cryopreserved sperm)
(ten micro gram) (*7)
¥167,000
(*3)
¥334,000
(*3)
Additional tests Culture (per test) ¥2,000 ¥2,000 ¥1,900 ¥1,900
Serology (per test) ¥3,100 ¥3,100 ¥2,900 ¥2,900
PCR (per test) ¥4,700 ¥4,700 ¥4,320 ¥4,320
Microscopy (per test) ¥2,100 ¥2,100 ¥1,900 ¥1,900
RIKEN BCR standard test (per test) ¥37,400 ¥37,400 ¥34,200 ¥34,200
  • (*1) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research by a not-for-profit organization for not-for-profit academic purpose. Category I MTA shall be used.
  • (*2) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research for the following a. - d. cases. Category II MTA shall be used.
    • For research by for-profit organization
    • 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
  • (*3) The cost of shipping containers and freight will be charged separately. These are not included in the fee.
  • (*4) RIKEN BRC conducts routine microbe tests of animal facilities using sentinal mice. When additional tests are performed on the request, extra fees are required.
  • (*5) When only organs or tissues but not a whole mouse are needed, please contact the Experimental Animal Division (animal@brc.riken.jp).
  • (*6) Microbe tests of foster mothers will be conducted, and the cost of such tests will be charged to the user. The costs for purchasing the resource from overseas organization and returning empty dry shipper will be charged separately.
  • (*7) Mouse DNA can be ordered to either the Experimental Animal Division or the Gene Engineering Division. Shipments will be made by the Gene Engineering Division. Volume discounts will be offered for the order of 20 tubes or more of genomic DNA of the same fee at a time.
  • For Mouse resources containing fluorescent protein genes owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc. (currently registered as Takara Bio USA, Inc.(TBUSA)), a license fee of JPY 8,250 will be separately required per strain.
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Experimental Plants (Experimental Plant Division)

Fee (Japanese yen)
New Before Revision
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
Arabidopsis Individual seed stock (50 seeds per line) (*3) ¥4,000 ¥8,000 ¥3,100 ¥6,200
Individual seed stock (400 seeds per line) (*3) ¥7,000 ¥14,000 ¥6,300 ¥12,600
Set of individual seed stocks (100 lines) ¥180,300 ¥360,600 ¥121,400 ¥242,800
Set of individual seed stocks (set of 50 lines from each seed pool) ¥91,800 ¥183,600 ¥62,000 ¥124,000
Set of pooled seeds for screening (per pool set) (*3) ¥7,000 ¥14,000 ¥6,200 ¥12,400
Brachypodium Individual seed stock (50 seeds per line) (*3) ¥6,200 ¥12,400 ¥6,100 ¥12,200
Individual plant DNA (per clone) (*3) ¥4,600 ¥9,200 ¥3,100 ¥6,200
Set of individual plant DNA (per 100 clones) ¥264,200 ¥528,400 ¥121,400 ¥242,800
Arabidopsis DNABook™ (per volume) (*4) ¥36,300 - ¥35,640 -
Plant cell culture (per line) (*4) ¥7,200 ¥14,400 ¥6,440 ¥12,880
Quarantine certificate (per certificate) ¥16,900 ¥16,900 ¥16,600 ¥16,600
Culture media for cell suspension subculture (per unit) ¥1,000 ¥1,000 ¥1,000 ¥1,000
Genotyping of natural accessions from RIKEN BRC (per line) ¥9,400 ¥9,400 ¥9,300 ¥9,300
  • (*1) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research by a not-for-profit organization for not-for-profit academic purpose. Category I MTA shall be used.
  • (*2) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research for the following a. - d. cases. Category II MTA shall be used.
    • For research by for-profit organization
    • 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
  • (*3) Volume discounts will be offered for the order of 10 vials/sets or more of the multiple resources of the same fee at a time.
  • (*4) Shipping costs will be charged to overseas users.
  • For Plant resources containing fluorescent protein genes owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc. (currently registered as Takara Bio USA, Inc.(TBUSA)), a license fee of JPY 8,250 will be separately required per line.
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Cell Bank (Cell Engineering Division)

Fee (Japanese yen)
New Before Revision
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
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) ¥14,300
(*3)
¥28,600
(*3)
¥15,500 ¥31,000
Human iPS cells (HPS) (per tube) ¥27,500
(*3)
¥55,000
(*3)
¥28,900 ¥57,800
Human ES cells (HES) (per tube) ¥27,500
(*3)
¥55,000
(*3)
¥28,900 ¥57,800
Animal iPS cells (APS) (per tube) ¥23,700
(*3)
¥47,400
(*3)
¥24,800 ¥49,600
Animal ES cell lines including nuclear transferred ES cell lines and
germline stem cell lines (AES)
(per tube)
¥23,700
(*3)
¥47,400
(*3)
¥24,800 ¥49,600
Nucleated cells derived from umbilical cord blood (HCB) (per sample) ¥31,300
(*3)
¥62,600
(*3)
¥33,000 ¥66,000
Mononuclear cells derived from umbilical cord blood (CBF)-Small (per 4 tubes) ¥12,300
(*3)
¥24,600
(*3)
¥13,500 ¥27,000
Mononuclear cells derived from umbilical cord blood (CFD)-Large (per sample) ¥31,300
(*3)
¥62,600
(*3)
¥33,000 ¥66,000
CD34-positive cells derived from umbilical cord blood (C34) (per tube) ¥41,300
(*3)
¥82,600
(*3)
¥43,300 ¥86,600
Human mesenchymal stem cells (HMS) (per tube) ¥23,700
(*3)
¥47,400
(*3)
¥24,800 ¥49,600
EBV transformed B cell lines derived from Japanese (HEV) (per tube) ¥14,300
(*3)
¥28,600
(*3)
¥15,500 ¥31,000
Sonoda-Tajima Collection (HSC):
EBV-transformed B cell lines derived from various human ethnic groups (per tube)
¥14,300
(*3)
¥28,600
(*3)
¥15,500 ¥31,000
Goto Collection (GMC):
EBV transformed B cell lines and primary fibroblasts derived from
Werner syndrome patients (per tube)
¥14,300
(*3)
¥28,600
(*3)
¥15,500 ¥31,000
Cell line validation testing Mycoplasma test ¥19,900 ¥19,900 ¥19,500 ¥19,500
Short tandem repeat polymorphism analysis test for
human cell lines
¥18,800 ¥18,800 ¥18,500 ¥18,500
  • (*1) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research by a not-for-profit organization for not-for-profit academic purpose. Category I MTA shall be used.
  • (*2) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research for the following a. - d. cases. Category II MTA shall be used.
    • For research by for-profit organization
    • 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
  • (*3) The cost of shipping containers and freight will be charged separately. These are not included in the fee.
  • For cell lines containing fluorescent protein genes owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc. (currently registered as Takara Bio USA, Inc.(TBUSA)), a license fee of JPY 8,250 will be separately required per line.
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Gene Bank (Gene Engineering Division)

Fee (Japanese yen)
New Before Revision
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
Clone and host (per tube) (*3) (*4) ¥8,440
(*5)
¥16,880
(*5)
¥8,640 ¥17,280
Recombinant Adenovirus (per tube) ¥32,700
(*5)
¥65,400
(*5)
¥34,100 ¥68,200
Library (per tube) ¥32,700
(*5)
¥65,400
(*5)
¥34,100 ¥68,200
Microbial genomic DNA (one micro gram) (*4) (*6) ¥16,600
(*5)
¥33,200
(*5)
¥17,100 ¥34,200
Mouse DNA (of Live mice) (ten micro gram) (*4) (*7) ¥24,400
(*5)
¥48,800
(*5)
¥3,150 ¥6,300
Mouse DNA (of litters recovered from cryopreserved embryos)
(ten micro gram) (*4) (*7)
¥110,200
(*5)
¥220,400
(*5)
Mouse DNA (of litters recovered from cryopreserved sperm)
(ten micro gram) (*4) (*7)
¥167,000
(*5)
¥334,000
(*5)
  • Note: The clone sets below are also available in single units with the same fee as "clone and host" above.
15K cDNA clone set (per set) ¥2,655,300
(*5)
¥5,310,600
(*5)
¥938,100 ¥1,876,200
7.4K cDNA clone set (per set) ¥1,319,300
(*5)
¥2,638,600
(*5)
¥466,100 ¥932,200
S. pombe ORFeome clone set (per set) ¥868,400
(*5)
¥1,736,800
(*5)
¥306,800 ¥613,600
Thermus thermophilus expression plasmid clone set (per set) ¥1,177,200
(*5)
¥2,354,400
(*5)
¥135,000 ¥270,000
  • (*1) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research by a not-for-profit organization for not-for-profit academic purpose. Category I MTA shall be used.
  • (*2) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research for the following a. - d. cases. Category II MTA shall be used.
    • For research by for-profit organization
    • 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
  • (*3) "Clone and host" includes individual clones, vectors and host microorganisms.
  • (*4) Volume discounts will be offered for the order of 20 tubes or more of multiple resources of the same fee at a time.
  • (*5) The cost of shipping containers and freight will be charged separately. These are not included in the fee.
  • (*6) Microbial genomic DNA can be ordered to either the Gene Engineering Division or the Microbe Division. Shipments will be made by the Gene Engineering Division.
  • (*7) Mouse DNA can be ordered to either the Gene Engineering Division or the Experimental Animal Division. Shipments will be made by the Gene Engineering Division.
  • For DNA resources containing fluorescent protein genes owned by, or licensed to, Clontech Laboratories, Inc. (currently registered as Takara Bio USA, Inc.(TBUSA)), a license fee of JPY 8,250 will be separately required per clone.
  • For expression clones containing mammalian cDNA produced by the Gateway® Technology, a license fee of JPY 1,250 will be separately required per clone.
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Japan Collection of Microorganisms (Microbe Division)

Fee (Japanese yen)
New Before revision
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
For use in
research for
not-for-profit
academic purpose
(*1)
For use in
research for-
profit-research
purpose
(*2)
Freeze-dried or L-dried culture (per ampoule) (*3) (*4) (*5) ¥5,500 ¥11,000 ¥5,400 ¥10,800
Frozen culture with dry ice (per vial) (*4) (*5) ¥7,000 ¥14,000 ¥5,530 ¥11,060
Actively growing culture of a microbial strain that cannot be
preserved as a dried culture (per vial) (*4) (*5)
¥9,900 ¥19,800 ¥8,640 ¥17,280
Actively growing culture on request (per vial) (*4) (*5) ¥18,000 ¥36,000 ¥16,200 ¥32,400
Microbial genomic DNA (one micro gram) (per vial) (*6) ¥16,600
(*7)
¥33,200
(*7)
¥17,100 ¥34,200
  • (*1) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research by a not-for-profit organization for not-for-profit academic purpose. Category I MTA shall be used.
  • (*2) This refers to the use of the bioresource in research for the following a. - d. cases. Category II MTA shall be used.
    • For research by for-profit organization
    • 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
  • (*3) Including a frozen-thawed culture (in a plastic tube) of some fungi.
  • (*4) Shipping costs will be charged separately to overseas users. These are not included in the fee.
  • (*5) Volume discounts will be offered for the order of 10 or more ampoules/tubes/vials/plates of multiple resources at a time.
  • (*6) Microbial genomic DNA can be ordered to either the Gene Engineering Division or the Microbe Division. Shipments will be made by the Gene Engineering Division. Volume discounts will be offered for the order of 20 tubes or more of genomic DNA at a time.
  • (*7) The cost of shipping containers and freight will be charged separately. These are not included in the fee.
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