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The reagents generated by University of Cambridge scientists play a key role in laboratory research.
Cambridge Enterprise offers University researchers a wide variety of commercialisation options tailored to individual needs. Materials can either be produced by you at the University, or we may be able to partner with external organisations to both manufacture and distribute your reagents. Potential licensees for reagents include other academic institutions, cell banks, reagent companies and commercial end-users like biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
Allowing external organisations to hold stocks of your material enables them to be instantly and globally available to the entire scientific community, even if you have stopped using the material yourself.
You retain academic rights so you are also free to distribute materials freely to academic colleagues and collaborators under a Materials Transfer Agreement.
Revenue generated by the licensing of research tools is shared with the creators. We generally license reagents under non-exclusive terms to ensure that no one organisation has a monopoly on supply. We also ensure that researchers are free to distribute their materials freely to academic colleagues and collaborators under a Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA).
Passing on the task of maintaining and/or distributing your material allows you to concentrate on your research.