Terms and Conditions of Use


Due to the advanced nature of our products, some of them may be subject to export controls administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security; the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); The U.S. State Department; the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in addition to any local government regulations. MP Biomedicals also has internal policies and procedures that affect exporting practices. If you intend to export MP Biomedicals' products from the United States or re-export MP Biomedicals' products from any other country, it is your responsibility to obtain any necessary export license or other authorizations. If you have any questions regarding export control requirements, you should consult your company's export compliance administrator.

In addition, when purchasing an MP Biomedicals' product, you expressly agree to the following special terms and conditions:


US DOMESTIC SALES: As express consideration for the purchase of MP Biomedicals products, you agree that this purchase is only for domestic use in the United States. If, at a later date, you decide to export or re-export an MP Biomedicals product, you must obtain any necessary license and/or authorization required prior to the export or re-export.


MP Biomedicals requires that the final destination of its products be declared at the time of sale. As express consideration for the purchase of MP Biomedicals products, you agree that these products will not be diverted, re-exported, or used in any manner contrary to U.S. law. With sales of certain products, it may be necessary for you to certify your agreement with the foregoing, in writing, which will be retained in our files.


The possession and use of radioactive material is regulated by either Federal or State laws. It is the responsibility of the customer to comply with all applicable regulations regarding the procurement, use and disposal of radioactive material.

MP Biomedicals, LLC is required by law to verify the customers authorization to receive and to possess radioactive material prior to any shipment of the same. Therefore, it is MANDATORY that a copy of the prospective customer's current and official NRC License or Agreement State Radioactive Material License be maintained on file by MP Biomedicals. In accordance with this requirement, prospective customers are asked to forward copies of licenses, amendments and letters of certification regularly addressed to your local MP Biomedicals office. In the U.S. please forward this information to:

MP Biomedicals, LLC Attn: Licensing Coordinator/Customer Service 29525 Fountain Parkway Solon, OH 44139

For RIA Diagnostic Licenses, please forward a copy to: MP Biomedicals, LLC Diagnostics Division Attn: Licensing Coordinator 3 Hutton Centre Dr. Suite 100 Santa Ana, CA 92707


Section 10CFR30.18 of the USNRC regulation or an equivalent regulation of Agreement State authorizes the possession of exempt quantities of radioactive material under a general license. However, MP Biomedicals is authorized to distribute radioactive material only to specific licensees. If in doubt, please forward a copy of any exemption certification and MP Biomedicals will judge whether or not shipments of radioactive material are authorized.


Each lot of every product is individually assayed and a credential is included in every shipment. Such chemical credentials contain lot-specific and detailed information of a general nature about our products. Typical information includes: a general description of manufacturing methods, analysis methods, analysis results (specific for the lot), identification of additives and/or preservatives, and storage conditions. Every product has a credential for each lot. Chemical credentials are available on request from the customer service department. Additionally, Material Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.


Standing orders may be placed for your estimated annual requirements for one or more of our products. Such standing orders may be eligible for discount pricing and will allow us to reserve specific lots of material for you. Blanket orders can be placed for purchases exceeding $100.00 (U.S.).


Several forms and abbreviations are used in the catalog. All antisera to immunoglobulins should be assumed to be heavy chain specific unless otherwise specified for heavy and light chain activity. The term approximately implies a variation of not more than ±5%. Salt-free implies the material has undergone exhaustive dialysis. The term reagent is noted for products suitable for highly sensitive research methods requiring very pure and non-contaminated reagents such as Cell Culture Reagents. Enzyme activities are occasionally expressed in units. We denote this with the use of U implying assay conditions and the unit definitions meet those established by the International Union of Biochemistry (IUB). However, in some cases, the unit definition may vary and is fully defined. Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedicals' products are for laboratory research use only, not for human or clinical use.


The following NRC-licensed states regulate the use of natural or accelerator-produced isotopes: Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. For further information regarding shipping procedures, special services, packaging, and more, please see the introductory material of the Radiochemicals section.


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