Revision of Distribution Fees for the
Bioresources at RIKEN BRC

Japanese

 The RIKEN BioResource 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 very much appreciate your understanding and cooperation, and are looking forward to receiving your requests for our bioresources.

 The revised distribution fees will apply to all orders for bioresources from Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Mice (Experimental Animal Division)

  Fee (JPY)
New Before Revision
Non-Profit Org. Profit Org. Non-Profit Org. Profit Org.
Live mice (per animal) (*1)(*4) 12,400 24,800 12,100 24,200
Cryopreserved embryos Cryopreserved embryos
(2 tubes)
24,200 48,400 23,500 47,000
Recovered litters from cryopreserved embryos
(*1)
67,300 134,600 65,400 130,800
Cryopreserved sperm Cryopreserved sperm
(2 straws)
10,400 20,800 10,100 20,200
Recovered litters from cryopreserved sperm
(*1)
106,000 212,000 103,000 206,000
Recovery of cryopreserved strains from the FIMRe members (*2) Recovered litters from cryopreserved embryos 43,100 86,200 41,900 83,800
Recovered litters from cryopreserved sperm 95,500 191,000 92,900 185,800
Chimeric mice from blastocyst injection of ES cell clone 333,300 666,600 324,000 648,000
Mouse DNA (ten micro gram) (*3) 3,100 6,200 3,000 6,000
Additional microbe tests Culture (per test) 1,900 1,900 1,800 1,800
Serology (per test) 2,900 2,900 2,800 2,800
PCR (per test) 4,320 4,320 4,200 4,200
Microscopy (per test) 1,900 1,900 1,800 1,800
RIKEN BRC standard test (per test) 34,200 34,200 33,200 33,200
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Experimental Plants (Experimental Plant Division)

  Fee (JPY)
New Before Revision
Non-Profit Org. Profit Org. Non-Profit Org. Profit Org.
Arabidopsis Individual seed stock (50 seeds per line)(*1) 3,100 6,200 3,000 6,000
Individual seed stock (400 seeds per line) 6,300 12,600 6,100 12,200
Set of individual seed stocks (100 lines) 121,400 242,800 118,000 236,000
Set of individual seed stocks (set of 50 lines from each seed pool) 62,000 124,000 60,300 120,600
Set of pooled seeds for screening (per pool set)(*1) 6,200 12,400 6,000 12,000
Brachypodium Individual seed stock (50 seeds per line)(*1) 6,100 12,200 5,900 11,800
Individual plant DNA (per clone)(*1) 3,100 6,200 3,000 6,000
Set of individual plant DNA (per 100 clones) 121,400 242,800 118,000 236,000
DNABook™ (per volume)(*2) 35,640 - 34,650 -
Plant cell culture (per line)(*2) 6,200 12,400 6,000 12,000
Quarantine certificate (per certificate) 16,600 16,600 15,400 15,400
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) 9,300 9,300 9,000 9,000
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Cell Bank (Cell Engineering Division)

  Fee (JPY)
New Before Revision
Non-Profit Org. Profit Org. Non-Profit Org. Profit Org.
General cell lines (RCB) (per tube) 15,400 30,800 15,000 30,000
Human iPS cells (HPS) (per tube) 28,800 57,600(*) 28,000 56,000(*)
Animal iPS cells (APS) (per tube) 24,700 49,400(*) 24,000 48,000(*)
Animal ES cell lines including nuclear transferred ES cell lines and germline stem cell lines (AES) (per tube) 24,700 49,400 24,000 48,000
Nucleated cells derived from umbilical cord blood (HCB) (per sample) 32,900 65,800 32,000 64,000
Mononuclear cells derived from umbilical cord blood (CBF)-Small (per 4 tubes) 13,400 26,800 13,000 26,000
Mononuclear cells derived from umbilical cord blood (CBF)-Large (per sample) 32,900 65,800 - -
CD34-positive cells derived from umbilical cord blood (C34) (per tube) 43,200 86,400 42,000 84,000
Human mesenchymal stem cells (HMS) (per tube) 24,700 49,400 24,000 48,000
EBV transformed B cell lines derived from Japanese (HEV) (per tube) 15,400 30,800 15,000 30,000
Sonoda-Tajima Collection (HSC): EBV-transformed B cell lines derived from various human ethnic groups (per tube) 15,400 30,800 15,000 30,000
Goto Collection (GMC): EBV transformed B cell lines and primary fibroblasts derived from Werner syndrome patients (per tube) 15,400 30,800 15,000 30,000
Cell line validation testing Mycoplasma test 19,500 19,500 19,000 19,000
Short tandem repeat polymorphism analysis test for human cell lines 18,500 18,500 18,000 18,000
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Gene Bank (Gene Engineering Division)

  Fee (JPY)
New Before Revision
Non-Profit Org. Profit Org. Non-Profit Org. Profit Org.
Clone and host (per tube)(*1)(*2) 8,640 17,280 8,400 16,800
Recombinant Adenovirus (per tube) 33,900 67,800 33,000 66,000
Library (per tube) 33,900 67,800 33,000 66,000
Microbial genomic DNA (one micro gram)(*3) 17,000 34,000 16,500 33,000
Mouse DNA (ten micro gram)(*4) 3,100 6,200 3,000 6,000
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)(*5) 938,100 1,876,200 906,300 1,812,600
7.4K cDNA clone set (per set)(*5) 466,100 932,200 450,300 900,600
S. pombe ORFeome clone set (per set)(*5) 306,800 613,600 296,400 592,800
Thermus thermophilus expression plasmid clone set (per set)(*5) 135,000 270,000 131,400 262,800
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Japan Collection of Microorganisms (Microbe Division)

  Fee (JPY)
New Before Revision
Non-Profit Org. Profit Org. Non-Profit Org. Profit Org.
Freeze-dried culture (per ampoule) (*1) 5,400 10,800 5,250 10,500
Actively growing culture of a microbial strain that cannot be preserved as a dried culture (per vial) 8,640 17,280 8,400 16,800
Actively growing culture on request (per vial) 16,200 32,400 15,750 31,500
Microbial genomic DNA (one micro gram) (per vial) 17,000 34,000 16,500 33,000
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