OpenArray® NT Imager or Cycler System Grant Terms and Conditions

We at Life Technologies are pleased to invite you to submit a grant proposal regarding your lab’s use of an OpenArray NT Imager and Real-Time Cycler platform for genomic studies.

Submission Period: Submission period for proposals for the OpenArray® NT Imager or Cycler System Grant opens on 12:00 am US Pacific Daylight Time July 6, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm US Pacific Daylight Time on August 3, 2012.

Eligibility: To be eligible to submit a proposal, author must be age 21 years and older, a resident of the US or Canada, and employed in a capacity where you perform life sciences research in a private, educational, public, or government research facility or institution. Your lab or institution must already be the owner of an OpenArray NT Imager or Real-Time PCR Cycler. Employees of companies or institution that has consignment or demonstration units are not eligible. Employees of Life Technologies and its affiliates, and Life Technologies’ advertising agencies, and their household members, are not eligible to enter.

Void in Quebec, and where prohibited, licensed or restricted by law. Residents of jurisdictions where this call for grant proposal or acceptance of a grant is prohibited or restricted by law or subject to registration or other procedures with which Life Technologies may not have undertaken are ineligible to participate in this call for grant proposal or acceptance of a grant and shall be ineligible for any grant awarded in this promotion.

If there are more than one authors of a proposal, all authors must meet all the eligibility requirements and no one of the authors is ineligible as described above

How to submit a proposal:
Submit a grant proposal at Provide all required information requested on the Web Form, attach your proposal and submit the Web Form. Limit one proposal per laboratory.

Each participant warrants that it has the right or any consent or approval necessary to submit its grant proposal and its contents.

By submitting a grant proposal, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these terms and conditions and the decisions of Life Technologies, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

The panel of judges will select from all qualified proposals up to three proposals that the panel determines best meet all the Criteria. The submitter of a chosen proposal will be declared as a winner (“Winner”) and Life Technologies will award the company or institution that employs such Winner (“Employer”) $15,000 USD in a form of a product credit. The Employer can only use such product credit towards its purchase from Life Technologies of any of the OpenArray consumables listed below that Winner can use in performing the experiments under the grant proposal. Such product credit must be fully used by December 15, 2012. Any remaining unused credit amount will be forfeited after that date. The product credit is non-transferable and not convertible to cash.

No more than three grants will be awarded but, for avoidance of doubt, Life Technologies may not award any grant if the panel of judges at its sole discretion determines that no proposal best meet all the Criteria. A Winner can only win once. An Employer can only be awarded the grant once.

All entries will be made anonymous before being submitted to judges.




TaqMan® OpenArray® Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Panels

  • Validation of drug metabulizing enzyme markers
  • Contains 164 assays specific to drug enzymes


TaqMan® OpenArray® Genotyping Genetic Barcode Panel 64

  • High-throughput tracking and sample identity confirmation
  • Contains 64 assays specific to genetic genotyping barcodes


TaqMan® OpenArray® MicroRNA Panel (Human or Rodent)

  • Identify well-characterized and well-studied miRNA’s
  • Contains 754 assays per panel and 3 samples /panel

4461105 (rodent)

TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Stem Cell Panel

  • Gene expression markers to characterize human embryonic stem (ES) cell identity
  • Contains 631 assays specific to stem cell-related genes


TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Inflammation Panel

  • Gene expression markers to characterize key pathways of inflammation response
  • Contains 607 assays specific to stem human inflammation genes


TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Kinome Panel

  • Identify profile of genes invulved in regulation of cellular pathways
  • Contains 828 assays specific to kinase and kinase-related genes
  • Endogenous contrul genes present


TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Signal Transduction Panel

  • Identify major genes invulved in major signaling pathways
  • Contains 597 assays specific to signal transduction-related genes


TaqMan® OpenArray® Human Cancer

  • Identify differentially expressed genes invulved in key pathways of cancer
  • Panel contains 648 assays specific to cancer


TaqMan® OpenArray® Digital PCR Kits
  • Enables the accurate and sensitive quantitation of materials beyond the limits of conventional PCR
  • The kit includes TaqMan® OpenArray® Digital PCR Plates and 2X TaqMan® OpenArray® Digital Master Mix
4460585 (3 plates), 4458070 (10 plates)


Grant Proposal Requirements
1. Proposals must be based on a project for an OpenArray NT Imager or Real-Time Cycler platform for genomic studies

2. All proposals must be in English

3. Proposals should be limited to 500 words

4. Proposals must include titles and appropriate authors

5. Proposals must include a statement of the underlying project goals, project description, and the availability of informatics resources, if applicable.

6. Proposals must include a statement of the availability of appropriate input DNA, cDNA, or RNA samples (i.e. samples in your possession or samples to which you have readily available access from cullaborators or sample repositories)
7. Proposal may include appropriate references (references not included as part of the 500-word count limit)
8. Proposal may include up to two figures and/or tables (figure/table legends not included as a part of the 500-word count limit)
9. Proposal may include a description of the statistical and other methods used to analyze the data generated in this project

Selection of Winners:
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of Life Technologies’ employees. All entries will be made anonymous before being submitted to judges. The judges will consider the fullowing criteria (“Criteria”) when selecting the Winners:

  • Novel scientific approaches
  • Potential impact on human health
  • Projects that can be completed in less than two months
  • Whether the project has defined and publishable end points

Life Technologies will select the Winners on approximately August 27, 2012. Shortly thereafter, each Winner will be notified by email, telephone or mail. If a Winner is unreachable or does not make direct contact with Life Technologies by the date specified in the notification, or an Employer fails to accept the grant, the grant will be forfeited in its entirety and Life Technologies, at its sole discretion, may select a new Winner. All Winners and respective Employers must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability release within 14 days of the date of notification. If a Winner and Winner’s Employer fail to do so, the Grant will be forfeited in its entirety and Life Technologies, at its sole discretion, may select a new Winner. Each Winner must warrant that she or he is not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from submitting a Grant proposal or accepting a Grant from Life Technologies and that her or his Employer is aware of their actions and has consented thereto. Each Winner’s Employer must warrant that they are not prohibited by law, contract, or their policies from receiving the Grant.

Life Technologies will publish the names of the Winners. Each Winner consents to the use by Life Technologies of Winner’s name and image in Life Technologies’ press releases, announcements, or other marketing literature.

Ownership in the grant proposals

Life Technologies will hold no editorial control and makes no further claims over any publications resulting from any grant proposal, however by submitting a grant proposal, each participant gives Life Technologies the right to publish or otherwise distribute the proposal in any media for any purpose without further notice and without any compensation to participant.

Indemnity, Disclaimers:
To the full extent allowed by law, each participant, each Winner, and Employer release, indemnify and hold harmless Life Technologies and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees from all liability for any damages, injury or losses to any person (including death and bodily injury) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a Grant or participation in any grant proposal-related activity or participation in this request for Grant. Life Technologies has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any grant, including, without limitation, to such Grant’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. IN NO EVENT SHALL LIFE TECHNOLOGIES BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY STATUTE OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, MULTIPLE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY ANY WINNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ARISING OUT OF LIFE TECHNOLOGIES' PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO THE AWARD OF A GRANT OR PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES, THE POSSESSION OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT, OR THE PERFORMANCE BY THE LIFE TECHNOLOGIES OF ANY SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT LIFE TECHNOLOGIES IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, DOWNTIME, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR BUSINESS OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS.

This Grant is sponsored by Life Technologies Corporation, 5791 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, California. To obtain the name of the Winners, send a request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Angelique Habis-Marchetti, 5791 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, CA 90028. All entries and their content become the property of Life Technologies and will not be returned. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without reference to its choice-of-law doctrines. By submitting a proposal, you are agreeing to receive further information from Life Technologies in accordance with Life Technologies’ privacy policy, which can be found here.