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Important licensing information

The use of products pertaining to IP protected technologies may be restricted due to a limited license grant by the purchase of such product from IBA ("Limited Use Label License";). With the use of said product(s) by the customer such use limitation is deemed to be accepted. For information pertaining to a specific technology, IBA recommends that the customers review the relevant information below and contact the appropriate licensor directly.

Products sold by IBA under a Limited Use Label License are labelled in the respective case by:

Alexa

This product is provided under an agreement between Molecular Probes, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Invitrogen Corporation), and IBA GmbH, and the manufacture, use, sale or import of this product may be subject to one or more U.S. patents, pending applications, and corresponding non-U.S. equivalents, owned by Molecular Probes, Inc. The purchase of this product conveys to the buyer the non-transferable right to use the purchased amount of the product and components of the product in research conducted by the buyer (whether the buyer is an academic or for-profit entity). The buyer cannot sell or otherwise transfer (a) this product (b) its components or (c) materials made using this product or its components to a third party or otherwise use this product or its components or materials made using this product or its components for Commercial Purposes. Commercial Purposes means any activity by a party for consideration and may include, but is not limited to: (1) use of the product or its components in manufacturing; (2) use of the product or its components to provide a service, information, or data; (3) use of the product or its components for therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic purposes; or (4) resale of the product or its components, whether or not such product or its components are resold for use in research. For information on purchasing a license to this product for any other use, contact Molecular Probes, Inc., Business Development, 29851 Willow Creek Road, Eugene, OR 97402, USA, Tel: (541) 465-8300. Fax: (541) 335-0504.

Click chemistry and Eterneon dyes

Click chemistry based products and Eterneon dyes are sold under license from baseclick GmbH.

Twin-Strep-tag

Twin-Strep-tag technology is protected by US 7,981,632, WO 2002/077018 (EP1 370 574) and further patent applications owned by IBA. Purchase of reagents related to this technology from IBA provides a license for non-profit and in-house research use only. Any application of above mentioned technology for commercial purpose requires a separate license from IBA. A license may be granted by IBA on a case-by-case basis, and is entirely at IBA's discretion. Please contact IBA (IBA GmbH, Rudolf-Wissell-Str. 28, 37079 Göttingen, Germany) for further information on licenses for commercial use.

Streptamer® technology

Streptamer® technology for T-cell purification is protected by US 7,776,562, CA 2,467,434 and JP4416400 and further patent applications exclusively licensed to IBA. Purchase of reagents related to this technology from IBA provides a license for non-profit and in-house research use only. Any application of above mentioned technology for commercial purpose requires a separate license from IBA. A license may be granted by IBA on a case-by-case basis, and is entirely at IBA's discretion. Please contact IBA (IBA GmbH, Rudolf-Wissell-Str. 28, 37079 Göttingen, Germany) for further information on licenses for commercial use.

IBA trademarks

IBA, IBA BioTAGnology, Fab-TACS, Strep-Tactin, Strep-tag, Twin-Strep-tag, Streptamer, Streptamers, and TAGnologies are registered trademarks of IBA GmbH.

Trademarks of other companies

ÄKTA, ALF, FluorImager, FPLC, PreScission and Sepharose are registered trademarks of GE Healthcare; Alexa Fluor is a trademark of Invitrogen, Inc.; BioCAD and POROS are registered trademarks of Applera Corporation; Black Hole Quenchers and Quasar Dyes are trademarks of Biosearch Technologies Inc.; BL21-CodonPlus is a trademark of Stratagene; Chromeo is a trademark of Active Motif Chromeon GmbH; Dy is a trademark of Dyomics GmbH; Eppendorf is a registered trademark of Eppendorf-Netheler-Hinz GmbH; FLAG is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co.; MacroPrep is a registered trademark of Bio-Rad Laboratories GmbH, Ltd.; Nanobodies is a trademark of Ablynx NV; Ni-NTA is a trademark of Qiagen; Oyster is a trademark of Luminartis; Superflow is a registered trademark of Strerogene Bioseparations Inc.; Eterneon is a trademark of baseclick GmbH. Atto is a trademark of AttoTec GmbH. BBQ-650 is a trademark of Berry&Associates, Inc.