Addgene, the nonprofit plasmid repository whose mission is to accelerate scientific research and discovery, has recently expanded plasmid sharing to industry researchers. To facilitate COVID-19 research, over 90% of Addgene’s COVID-19 plasmids, including plasmids encoding SARS-CoV-2 genes, human targets, and CRISPR-based nucleic acid detection tools, are available to industry scientists. In total, Addgene’s collection of plasmids available to industry has grown by 550% in 2020 with plans for further expansion.
Addgene is a nonprofit plasmid repository whose mission is to accelerate research and discovery by improving access to useful research materials and information. Addgene facilitates the sharing of high-quality scientific materials, research reproducibility, and open science by archiving and distributing DNA-based research reagents and associated data to scientists worldwide.