Sponsors/Special Offers/Promega



Symbiosis. At Promega, as in biology itself, we believe that mutual advancement can only be achieved by working in harmony. The best benefits we receive come from the prosperity of our communities. For us, this often means fostering education and advancement of the next generation of scientists and innovators – all of you iGEMers.

Promega Corporation is proud to build a new symbiotic bond with young scientists and the synthetic biology research community by becoming a Partner of the iGEM Competition in 2018.

Promega - IGEM 2018 Team Grant

Get up to $2,000 in free product and unparalleled technical support!

Promega is proud to announce its plan to support global iGEM teams in 2018 in two important ways. First, we plan to sponsor 10 iGEM teams from throughout the world by providing each team with up to $2,000 in free Promega products. Second, we will offer unparalleled technical, product, and customer support to all competitors as they build their genetically-engineered machines and seed their scientific careers. Promega has 16 local branches and >70 distributors spread throughout the world to help provide iGEM participants with the support that they are seeking.

Application deadline:

May 31, 2018

To learn more about the sponsorship award or to apply click here

What can you get for $2,000?

You might be wondering, what could $2,000 in free Promega product look like? How about:

  • 6 x 150 reaction LigaFast™ Rapid DNA Ligation System Kits
  • 6 x 1000 reaction GoTaq® G2 Master Mixes
  • 5 x 250 prep PureYield™ Plasmid Miniprep Systems
  • 2 of each of the following kits: 100 prep PureYield™ Plasmid Miniprep System, 100g Agarose, 50 prep Wizard® SV Gel and PCR Clean-up System and xtracta gels, 1000ml TAE Buffer (40X), 100 reactions GoTaq® G2 Master Mix, 20 reactions pGEM®-T Easy Vector System, 500u T4 DNA Ligase, and 300ul BenchTop 100bp DNA Ladder
  • The possibilities are ENDLESS!

HELP! How do I….?

Finding the resources and help that you need when your experiment is not working can be a challenge.

Promega is here to help you get through these challenging times and experiments. We have Technical Support Scientists available throughout the world to help troubleshoot and answer questions on anything related to science, well maybe not anything.
With 16 local branches and >70 distributors spread throughout the world, Promega is here to help you.

Quick tips and tricks to help you get started

Looking for quick tips and tricks, guides, and webinars right now, check out our links below or look at our website www.promega.com.

NOTE: Teams that receive the $2,000 in free Promega product award are still eligible to receive support from their local Promega branch or distributor.

Promega-iGEM Crash Course: Ask the Experts
Monday, May 7 2018

On Monday, May 7 Promega and iGEM held the first LIVE Q&A Workshop exclusively for iGEMers for 2018. Teams were invited to register and submit their technical troubleshooting questions. You can get on demand access to the entire webcast and see the questions that your fellow iGEMers asked: http://bit.ly/2r1y6YY. Stay tuned for the second Live Workshop during this iGEM season!

Supporting Scientists for 40 Years

Promega provides innovative and technical support to researchers, technicians, and analysts in life sciences, industry and government. We offer 3,500 products to enable scientists worldwide to advance knowledge in the fields of genomics, proteomics, cellular analysis, molecular diagnostics, human identification and applied biotechnology. Founded in 1978, the company is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA with sales branches in 16 countries, over 50 global distributors, and manufacturing branches in San Luis Obispo, CA, USA; Shanghai, China; and Seoul, South Korea. Our business is life science, but our lives are fueled by curiosity and life-long learning, and we couldn’t be more proud to learn alongside you intrepid iGEMers in 2018.