The transfer of Sleeping Beauty transposon system material require a Universal Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) to be filled out and signed by both providing and recipient labs.
Your institution must be a signatory of the agreement contortion that is the UBMTA, published in the Federal Register on March 8, 1995 for the UBMTA to be valid. If you are not certain if your institution is a signatory of the UBMTA, proceed to the following website: http://www.autm.net/ubmta/signatories.html
If your institution is listed, follow the instructions to the right. If your institution is NOT listed, you must negotiate a transfer with the University of Minnesota’s Patents and Technology Marketing department. Please contact Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) for further instructions and put "SB MTA" for all Sleeping Beauty requests in the subject line.
Filling out the UBMTA:
1- Download the form or visit:. http://beckmancenter.ahc.umn.edu/html/materials.html
2- Fill out the recipient information in Adobe Acrobat. Hint: the RECIPIENT SCIENTIST is and must be the Primary Investigator of your lab.
3- The RECIPIENT SCIENTIST (Primary Investigator) must sign the UBMTA (the only signature required is that of the Primary Investigator, unless deemed necessary by your institution)
4- Fax it to Elizabeth Fedie at 612-625-9810 or send a hard copy to:
Center for Genome Engineering
6-160 Jackson Hall
321 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Your request will be cross-referenced with the UBMTA signatory list. If everything seems in order, materials will be sent out as soon as possible.
Materials offered under this agreement (please note specific constructs):
• pCMV-SB, pSBRNAS, pT/SVNeo, pT/BH and pT/HB (the latter two are transposon cloning vectors with different orientations of an MCS between IR/DRs)
•Constructs containing the SB11 and T2 transposon require separate MTAs. Please contact the PI for additional information.
• Also available: Any gene, enhancer or poly(A) traps or whole gene transposons mentioned or inquired about that we may have constructed.