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How can I speed up the MTA process?

All materials transferred through Addgene are accompanied by a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). For each order you place with Addgene, we will generate a new MTA for you that is specific to the items in your order.

Addgene offers several different MTA approval options to help streamline the process for your institution:

Standard Approval - average approval time: 4 days

Electronic Approval (eMTA)average approval time: 2 days


Master Reception Agreementaverage approval time: automatic for most items

*MTAs require review if any material in the order requires an Ancillary Agreement that your organization has not chosen to auto-approve.

If you are interested in speeding up MTA approval times at your institution, please have your technology transfer office or legal department contact us at

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