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Can I order a plasmid from Vector Database?

The Addgene Vector Database is an informational resource for the scientific community. It is a digital collection of vector backbones, primarily empty vectors designed for cloning a gene or sequence of interest. The vector information is obtained from publications and commercially available sources, not just those at Addgene. Not all plasmids listed in the Vector Database can be requested from our repository.

Our website indicates whether a plasmid is available from Addgene. If you see the following message above the plasmid information, then the plasmid can not be ordered from us.


Use the search engine on our website to check if a plasmid is in our repository, or to find possible alternative plasmids. Also try browsing our curated list of popular empty backbones and fluorescent protein plasmids.

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