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CRISPR Use License Agreement

This Product and its use are the subject of one or more of the following patents controlled by The Broad Institute, Inc. (BROAD), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), or the President and Fellows of Harvard College (HARVARD): U.S. Patent Nos. 8,697,357; 8,771,945, and any substitutions, divisions, continuations, reissues, renewals, re-examinations or extensions, and corresponding foreign patent applications and patents.

BEFORE OPENING OR USING THIS PRODUCT, PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. YOUR USE OF THIS PRODUCT SHALL CONSTITUTE ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. If you do not agree to use this Product pursuant to the terms and conditions set out in this License Agreement, please contact Sigma Technical Services within ten days of receipt to return the unused and unopened Product for a full refund; provided, however, that custom-made Products may not be returned for a refund.

The purchase of this Product conveys to you, the buyer, the non-transferable right to use the purchased Product for Licensed Research Use (see definition below) subject to the conditions set out in this License Agreement. If you wish to use this Product for any purpose other than Licensed Research Use, you must first obtain an appropriate license (see information set out below).

This Product may not be used for any purpose other than Licensed Research Use. Your right to use this Product for Licensed Research Use is subject to the following conditions and restrictions:

  1. "Licensed Research Use" means any use for research purposes, with the following exceptions: (i) you may not sell or otherwise transfer Licensed Products (including without limitation any material that contains a Licensed Product in whole or part) or any Related Material to any other person or entity, or use Licensed Products or any Related Material to perform services for the benefit of any other person or entity, (ii) You may use only the purchased amount of the Licensed Products and components of the Licensed Products, and shall use any Related Material, only for your internal research as a research tool for research purposes; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, you shall not use the Licensed Products for: (a) any clinical use, including, without limitation, diagnostic and prognostic use, (b) any human, veterinary, livestock or commercial agricultural use, (iii) modification or reverse-engineering of the Product in any way or creating any derivatives or sequence variants thereof, or (iv) the manufacture, distribution, importation, exportation, transportation, sale, offer for sale, marketing, promotion or other exploitation or use of, or as, a testing service, therapeutic or diagnostic for humans or animals, and not for any Commercial Purposes, (v) you shall use Licensed Products and any Related Material in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation applicable human health and animal welfare laws and regulations.

  2. “Commercial Purposes” means (a) the practice, performance or provision of any method, process or service, or (b) the manufacture, sale, use, distribution, disposition or importing of any product, in each case (a) or (b) for consideration, e.g., a fee, or on any other commercial basis.

  3. Your right to use the Product will terminate immediately if you fail to comply with these terms and conditions. You shall, upon such termination of your rights, destroy all Product, Modified Animals, and components thereof in your control, and notify Sigma of such in writing.

  4. Broad, MIT and Harvard make no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the patent rights and hereby disclaim all representations and warranties, express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, noninfringement of intellectual property rights of Broad, MIT, Harvard or third parties, validity, enforceability and scope of patent rights, validity of any claims, whether issued or pending, and the absence of latent or other defects, whether or not discoverable. In no event shall Broad, MIT, Harvard or their directors, trustees, officers, employees, agents, faculty, affiliated investigators or students, be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including without limitation economic damages or injury to property and lost profits, regardless of whether Broad, MIT or Harvard shall be advised, shall have other reason to know, or in fact shall know of the possibility of the foregoing.

For information on purchasing a license to this Product for purposes other than Licensed Research Use, contact your local Sigma Sales representative, who will refer you to the proper licensing representative, or in the USA call 800-325-3010.