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CleanCap® Products Limited Use License


Products containing the CleanCap technology (hereinafter “Products”) and their use may be covered by one or more patents or pending Patent Applications. If Buyer does not agree to use the Products purchased pursuant to the terms and conditions set out in this Research License Agreement (“Agreement”), the Buyer should contact TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC within ten days of receipt to return the unused and unopened Products for a full refund; provided, however, that custom-made Products may not be returned for a refund.

  1. Research Use. The purchase of Products containing CleanCap conveys to the buyer a non-exclusive, non-transferrable right to use the purchased amount of Products in internal research conducted by the buyer, whether the buyer is an academic, non-profit, or for-profit entity. Buyer agrees that it will not sell or otherwise transfer Products, or any components or derivatives thereof, to any third party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, materials made through use of the Products may be transferred by Buyer to Buyer’s legal affiliates or bona fide third party contractors performing paid work on Buyer’s behalf, provided the use by such third party contractors is limited to performance of work for Buyer and such work is performed subject to the terms of this Agreement.

  2. Commercial Use. Buyer also agrees that it will not sell, transfer, or otherwise use Products, or any components or derivatives thereof, for any commercial purposes, including (a) any human, clinical or clinical trial use, including, without limitation, any administration into humans or any diagnostic or prognostic use; (b) any human germline modification, including modifying the DNA of human embryos or human reproductive cells; (c) any in vivo veterinary or livestock use; (d) the development, manufacture, distribution, importation, exportation, transportation, sale, offer for sale, marketing, promotion or other exploitation or use of the Patent Rights or a Product for or as a testing service, therapeutic or diagnostic for humans or animals; (e) Products that provide nutritional benefits and are regulated by a regulatory authority as a drug or biologic pursuant to Section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, as amended, Section 351 of the Public Health Service Act of 1944, as amended, or any successor laws, or equivalent laws or regulations in jurisdictions outside the United States; (f) any agricultural use, including but not limited to the use or application in the cultivation, growth, manufacture, exportation, or production of any tobacco product; and (g) any use or application relating to gene drive, unless and until a license is obtained for such commercial use of Products, components, or derivatives thereof, regardless of the academic or non-profit status of the using entity. Information about commercial licenses for Products may be obtained by contacting TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC. Buyer may not use the Products to support the filing of a patent application that contains claims directed to the Products or uses thereof in any country in the world without the express approval of TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC.

  3. Attribution. Buyers of the Products will expressly refer to the provision of the Products in their published and unpublished works by explicitly identifying the Products purchased and stating that the Products were “purchased from TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC (”

  4. Warranty. The Products are provided without warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, express or implied, and without any representation or warranty that the use or supply of the Products will not infringe any patent, copyright, trademark or other right. TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC does not recommend to its end users any particular application, methodology and/or protocol for the use of the Products. Depending on Buyer’s particular use of the Products, it may be necessary to obtain a separate license or licenses from one or more third parties.

  5. Limitation of Liability. TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC and its employees and agents shall not be held liable for your use of the Products transferred to you. Buyer agrees to hold TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC and its employees and agents harmless for any loss, claim, damage or liability, of whatsoever kind or nature, which may arise from acceptance, use, handling or storage of the Products by Buyer. In no event shall buyer be entitled to recover from TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages in connection with this agreement, buyer’s use of the Products, or the license granted hereunder.

  6. Regulation Compliance. Upon receipt of Products, buyer shall use its expertise and facilities in strict compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines. Buyer understands that the Products may have biological and/or chemical properties that are unpredictable and unknown at the time of transfer, that they are to be used with caution and prudence, and that they will not to be used for testing in, or treatment of, humans.

  7. Termination. Your right to have and use the Products will terminate immediately if Buyer fails to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Upon such termination of rights, Buyer shall destroy all Products, or any components or derivatives thereof, and notify TriLink BioTechnologies, LLC of such in writing.

  8. Miscellaneous. This Agreement sets forth the complete and entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and terminates all prior agreements and understandings between the Parties. No subsequent amendment or addition to this Agreement shall be binding upon the Parties unless reduced to writing and signed by the respective authorized officers of the Parties. This Agreement shall not be assigned or otherwise transferred by the buyer.