Announcement Prepayment of distribution fees (overseas organizations only)

Prepayment of distribution fees
(overseas organizations only)

The RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC) is a non-profit institution funded by the Japanese Government. We have been engaging in collection, preservation and distribution of  bioresources, with the aim to support research and development in the field of life sciences. We provide bioresources to scientists not only in Japan but also throughout the world with minimum fees that is solely reimburse for preparation and handling costs of the requested bioresources. To continue the smooth distribution of bioresources for overseas organizations, it has become necessary to send bioresources prepaid.

We sincerely hope that this change will not cause any inconvenience our users. We very much appreciate your understanding and cooperation, and are looking forward to receiving your requests for our bioresources.

The prepayment of distribution fees for overseas organizations will apply to all orders for bioresources from Tuesday December 1, 2015 (Japan standard time).

How to order

* Step 1:

Go to and search mouse stains.

* Step 2:

Print out the downloaded Order Form and fill out the resource number, quantity and other information on the order form, and then send it with 2 sets of Material Transfer Agreement and 1set of Approval Form (when required) by e-mail, post or fax (+81-29-836-9010).

Experimental Animal Division, RIKEN BioResource Center
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan
FAX +81-29-836-9010


* Step 3:

We will review your order and send you an invoice and the payment instruction by e-mail as a PDF attachment. The RECIPIENT should prepay the distribution fees before bioresources to be shipped are prepared.

If you choose the payment by credit card, we will send an e-mail with the subject, “Online payment from RIKEN BioResource Center” to your registered e-mail address.

* Step 4:

Please open the attached URL, check the details and input your credit card information after you receive the invoice.

If you choose the payment by Bank transfer/check, please follow the payment instruction carefully and send us an e-mail to notify your completion of the payment.

* Step 5:

When your payment is confirmed by our office, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

* Step 6:

Then we will start processing your order. We will inform the schedule for preparation of the bioresources and shipment.

Please obtain an import permit/license prior to shipping, if required.

 * Step 7:

We will contact you when the mice are ready.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


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