Fluorescent proteins are powerful tools for investigating protein expression and cellular events noninvasively, in real time, and without the need for cofactors or substrates. A single fluorescent protein is useful for tagging and visualizing one protein, as a transfection control, or as a marker for cell sorting and clone isolation. Two or more fluorescent proteins used simultaneously allow multiplexing experiments, co-localization studies, and sorting of complex cell populations. Under the TBUSA Out-Licensing Program, fluorescent protein license agreements are available for a range of applications.
Our Living Colors fluorescent proteins are derived from a wide array of sea organisms and cover a broad spectrum of excitation and emission wavelengths, giving rise to six distinct colors: far red, red, orange, yellow, green, and cyan. As a long-standing leader in the fluorescent protein field, TBUSA has commercialized Living Colors fluorescent proteins for use in many applications in basic research and drug development. Living Colors fluorescent proteins have been integrated into a variety of assays and products. Choose the right fluorescent protein(s) for your application with our selection guide.
- Research Use: Non-exclusive research-use licenses are available for uses including basic research, production of transgenic organisms, and HTS or HCS screen development.
- Commercial Use: Depending on the specific field of interest, both exclusive and non-exclusive commercial licenses are available for uses including third-party contract services, QC and QA, manufacturing, and transgenics.
If you are a for-profit entity, please contact us regarding licensing terms for research or commercial use. If you are a not-for-profit entity wishing to obtain a research-only fluorescent protein license agreement, please click here for the applicable terms. If you are a not-for-profit entity but wish to receive a commercial license, please contact us.