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Before you proceed, be certain that you have the following two pieces of information. The system will not process orders that do not contain the following:
Lab Code: A lab code is a 2-3 uppercase letter designation that is used when naming strains generated in your lab. If your lab does not have a letter designation, you will be assigned a unique 1-4 digit code. If your lab has ordered from the CGC in the past, you have already been assigned this code and you will be prompted to look it up during the order process using the last name of the head of your lab. If your lab has not previously ordered from the CGC, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assign a 4 digit code to you.
Payment Information: You will need to provide either a valid credit card number or a purchase order number. We strongly encourage you to pay using a credit card in order to help us process orders more quickly.
Credit card users: Credit cards orders are ONLY accepted through our website. Do not send your credit card information by fax or email. Credit card payments will not be taken over the phone. The CGC does not have access to your credit card information. If you pay with a credit card, you will be taken to a secure website at Authorize.net. You do not need to set up an account on Authorize.net; simply enter your credit card information (card number, expiration date and billing address) and your order will be processed. You should receive a confirmation email for your order, and a second email confirming your payment if using a credit card. Let us know if you do not receive the order confirmation, as a few users have had trouble with their orders not recording properly in the system.
Purchase order users: If you must pay with a purchase order number, you will be required to provide that number during the checkout process. We will include an invoice with your order. For information about making payment, please see pay.umn.edu We now accept payments through electronic bank transfer; please contact our accounts receivable office at or phone 612-625-2392 to request instructions. Transaction details should be sent to if paying by bank transfer.