ATCC BioEscrow Deposit reduces licensing risks
ATCC's BioEscrow Deposit service provides biotech, clinical, pharmaceutical, or academic laboratories with neutral, third-party assistance for the exchange of proprietary biological materials, information, or technology as part of license agreements or other proprietary arrangements. Our service helps eliminate and mitigate potentially risky elements of the technology transfer process to the licensing parties when biological materials are involved.
How it works
If your BioEscrow deposit request is approved by ATCC, your biomaterial is deposited in support of an agreement between the material owner and a licensor. If the material owner cannot deliver materials to the licensor, the BioEscrow deposit provides neutral, third-party (ATCC) assistance for the licensor to gain access to the escrowed materials so as not to disrupt their business. Access is granted only upon a trigger event as described in the agreement between the material owner and the licensor. This service is offered under cGMP storage only.
ATCC BioEscrow Deposit provides:
Security – Ensures that the integrity of the materials, protocols, and procedures are kept safe and are made available under the terms of the agreement, particularly due to unforeseeable circumstances or events that are uncontrollable by the licensees.
Contract breach protection – Reduces the liability of all contracting parties by protecting materials, data, and related technology against breach of contract.
Legal dispute protection – Provides a neutral third party as witness in case of legal disputes.
Regulatory compliance – Ensures that materials and documentation are managed under ISO guidelines for documentation control. All materials are stored under strict industry storage standards, allowing either party to perform an audit.
Intellectual property agreement – Preserves intellectual property and rights among multiple inventors when a biological material is co-developed by two or more organizations under a multiparty agreement.
Controlled access – Allows controlled access to materials and data on a need-to-know basis prior to technology patenting.
Fill out the form below to request information on making a BioEscrow deposit with ATCC.
BioEscrow Deposit Request
Please fill out this form and select Submit. We'll review your submission and contact you within 2 business days to discuss your request to make a BioEscrow deposit.