How-Tos

Determine if an MTA is Needed for Stem Cells

February 10, 2017

A Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA) is required for both incoming and outgoing materials. A MTA typically is required when human embryonic stem cells (hESC) are received or shared between Washington University investigators and other academic or industry partners.

An MTA or approval/authorization also may be required to obtain hESCs from the WU Genome Engineering and iPSC Center (GEic) and the Center of Regenerative Medicine hESC Core.

  • Contact the Office of Technology Management to begin the MTA process. This may be done when you submit your application to ESCRO
  • Send a copy of the fully signed MTA to RECO@wusm.wustl.edu
  • Stem cells may not be obtained until after the appropriate agreements are in place

A Material Transfer Agreement typically is required when human embryonic stem cells (hESC) are received or shared between Washington University investigators and other academic or industry partners.

Approval/authorization also may be required for hESCs obtained from the WU Genome Engineering and iPSC Center (GEic) and Center of Regenerative Medicine hESC Core.