Distribution and Licensing FAQ
Do I need biosafety approval to receive oncolytic viruses?
We do not require you to have received biosafety approval before we ship you oncolytic viruses. However, most institutes do require that scientists and labs have biosafety registration and approval from the institutional biosafety review committee prior to using and experimenting with any recombinant viruses. Please treat all oncolytic viruses as a biohazard and take the necessary actions to ensure personnel and environment protection.
US customers (excluding those in Minnesota) purchasing VSV or vaccinia viruses are required to provide Imanis with a copy of their USDA permit to transport the virus(es) across state lines before we will ship. Refer to the USDA website for more information. (When completing the application please note that Imanis VSV’s are derived from cDNA encoding the attenuated lab-adapted Indiana strain of VSV, and NOT wild type VSV).
I live outside the US. Do you have any distributors I can work with?
For most countries, we do not have any specific distributors, and can work with you directly. However, we also understand that sometimes you may prefer to work through a distributor, so we are also happy to work with your distributor. For some countries we may be able to recommend a specific distributor.
Do you have commercial licensing available for your products?
Yes! Please contact us for more information about commercial licensing. If you complete our Survey of Intended Use that will help us better assess your needs and direct you to an appropriate commercial license.
Can I add my viruses to the repository?
Yes! We would love to grow our repository of well-characterized oncolytic viruses. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
I’m a distributor and I’m interested in selling your products. What do I do?
We’d like to hear from you. Please contact us at email@example.com to explore the option of distributing our products.