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Title and Abstract of Research Proposal*
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Description of Proposed Research*
Background: Please describe your research as it pertains to discovery quantitative proteomics. Please indicate how quantitation is critical for your research area.

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References to support proposed work*
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Pierce Peptide Retention Time Calibration Mixture, 0.5 pmol/µL50 µL88320
Pierce Peptide Retention Time Calibration Mixture, 0.5 pmol/µL200 µL88321
Pierce LTQ ESI Positive Ion Calibration Solution10 mL88322
Pierce LTQ Velos ESI Positive Ion Calibration Solution10 mL88323
Pierce ESI Negative Ion Calibration Solution10 mL88324
Pierce Triple Quadrupole Calibration Solution10 mL88325
Pierce Triple Quadrupole Calibration Solution, Extended Mass Range10 mL88340
Pierce FlexMix Calibration Solution10 mLA39239
Pierce Reserpine Standard for LC-MS5 x 1 mL88326
Pierce HeLa Protein Digest Standard20 µg88328
Pierce HeLa Protein Digest Standard5 x 20 µg88329
Pierce TMT11plex Yeast Digest Standard20 µgA40938
Pierce TMT11plex Yeast Digest Standard5 x 20 µgA40939
Pierce BSA Protein Digest Standard, LC-MS Grade1 nmol88341
Pierce 6 Protein Digest Standard, Equimolar, LC-MS Grade100 pmol88342
Pierce Digestion Indicator for Mass Spectrometry10 µg84841
Pierce Intact Protein Standard Mix1 x 76 µgA33526
Pierce Intact Protein Standard Mix5 x 76 µgA33527
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Pierce SILAC Protein Quantitation Kit, (Lys-C)—RPMI 16401 kitA33971
Pierce SILAC Protein Quantitation Kit, (Lys-C)—DMEM1 kitA33969
Pierce SILAC Protein Quantitation Kit, (Lys-C)—DMEM:F-121 kitA33970
L-Arginine-HCl50 mg89989
L-Arginine-HCl500 mg88427
13C6 L-Arginine-HCl50 mg88210
13C6 L-Arginine-HCl500 mg88433
13C6 15N4 L-Arginine-HCl50 mg89990
13C6 15N4 L-Arginine-HCl500 mg88434
L-Lysine-2HCl50 mg89987
L-Lysine-2HCl500 mg88429
13C6 L-Lysine-2HCl50 mg89988
13C6 L-Lysine-2HCl500 mg88431
13C6 15N2 L-Lysine-2HCl50 mg88209
13C6 15N2 L-Lysine-2HCl500 mg88432
L-Lysine-2HCl (4,4,5,5-D4)50 mg88437
L-Lysine-2HCl (4,4,5,5-D4)500 mg88438
NeuCode Lysine-080, (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6-D8 L-Lysine-2HCl)25 mgA36750
NeuCode Lysine-080, (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6-D8 L-Lysine-2HCl)50 mgA33613
NeuCode Lysine-080, (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6-D8 L-Lysine-2HCl)500 mgA33614
NeuCode Lysine-521 (L-Lysine:2HCl)25 mgA36753
Neucode Lysine-202 (13C3,15N2, L-Lysine-2HCl)25 mgA36754
L-Leucine500 mg88428
13C6 L-Leucine50 mg88435
13C6 L-Leucine500 mg88436
L-Proline115 mg88211
L-Proline500 mg88430
RPMI Medium for SILAC500 mL88365
RPMI Medium for SILAC6 x 500 mLA33823
Powdered RPMI Medium for SILAC—sufficient to prepare 10 L of medium104 g88426
DMEM Medium for SILAC500 mL88364
DMEM Medium for SILAC6 x 500 mLA33822
Powdered DMEM Medium for SILAC135 g88425
DMEM:F-12 (1:1) Medium for SILAC500 mL88370
MEM for SILAC500 mL88368
IMDM for SILAC500 mL88367
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TMTpro 16plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set (sufficient reagents for one 16plex isobaric experiment)1 x 0.5 mgA44521
TMTpro 16plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set (sufficient reagents for six 16plex isobaric experiments)6 x 0.5 mgA44522
TMTpro 16plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set (sufficient reagents for ten 16plex isobaric experiments)1 x 5 mgA44520
TMTpro Zero (sufficient reagents for labeling five samples)5 x 0.5 mgA44519
TMTpro Zero (sufficient reagents for labeling ten samples)1 x 5 mgA44518
TMT10plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set plus TMT11-131C Label Reagent1 x 5 mg/tagA34808
TMT11-131C Label Reagent1 x 5 mgA34807
TMT10plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set plus TMT11-131C Label Reagent3 x 0.8 mg/tagA37725
TMT10plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set10-rxn kit90110
TMT10plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set30-rxn kit90111
TMT10plex Isobaric Mass Tag Labeling Kit30-rxn kit90113
TMT10plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set60-rxn kit90406
TMT10plex Isobaric Label Reagent Set80-rxn kit90309
TMTsixplex Isobaric Label Reagent Set6-rxn kit90061
TMTsixplex Isobaric Label Reagent Set12-rxn kit90062
TMTsixplex Isobaric Mass Tagging Kit35-rxn kit90064
TMTsixplex Isobaric Label Reagent Set30-rxn kit90066
TMTsixplex Isobaric Label Reagent Set72-rxn kit90068
TMTduplex Isobaric Mass Tagging Kit15-rxn kit90063
TMTduplex Isobaric Label Reagent Set10-rxn kit90065
TMTduplex Isotopic Label Reagent Set10-rxn kit90060
TMTzero Label Reagent5 x 0.8 mg90067
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iodoTMTzero Label Reagent5 x 0.2 mg90100
iodoTMTsixplex Label Reagent Set6-rxn kit90101
iodoTMTsixplex Label Reagent Set30-rxn kit90102
iodoTMTsixplex Isobaric Mass Tag Labeling Kit30-rxn kit90103
QuantityCat. No.
aminoxyTMTsixplex Label Reagent Set6-rxn kit90401
aminoxyTMTsixplex Label Reagent Set30-rxn kit90402
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Anti-TMT Antibody (25D5)0.1 mL90075
Immobilized Anti-TMT Antibody Resin6 mL90076
TMT Elution Buffer20 mL90104
1 M Triethylammonium Bicarbonate (TEAB)50 mL90114
50% Hydroxylamine5 mL90115
QuantityCat. No.
Pierce LC-MS/MS System Suitability Standard (7 x 5 Mix)25 µLA40010
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Total) Multiplex Panel for Absolute Quantitation10 rxnsA40011
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Total) Multiplex Panel for Relative Quantitation10 rxnsA40080
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Total) IP and MS Sample Preparation Module10 rxnsA40081
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Total) Relative Quantitation Module10 rxnsA40082
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Total) Absolute Quantitation Module10 rxnsA40083
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Phospho) Multiplex Panel for Absolute Quantitation10 rxnsA40084
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Phospho) Multiplex Panel for Relative Quantitation10 rxnsA40085
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Phospho) IP and MS Sample Preparation Module10 rxnsA40086
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Phospho) Relative Quantitation Module10 rxnsA40087
SureQuant AKT Pathway (Phospho) Absolute Quantitation Module10 rxnsA40088
SureQuant AKT (Total + Phospho) Singleplex for Absolute Quantitation10 rxnsA40089
SureQuant AKT (Total + Phospho) Singleplex for Relative Quantitation10 rxnsA40090
SureQuant AKT (Total + Phospho) IP and MS Sample Preparation Module10 rxnsA40091
SureQuant AKT (Total + Phospho) Relative Quantitation Module10 rxnsA40092
SureQuant AKT (Total + Phospho) Absolute Quantitation10 rxnsA40093
SureQuant RAS (Total) Multiplex Panel for Absolute Quantitation10 rxnsA40094
SureQuant RAS (Total) Multiplex Panel for Relative Quantitation10 rxnsA40095
SureQuant RAS (Total) IP and MS Sample Preparation Module10 rxnsA40096
SureQuant RAS (Total) Relative Quantitation10 rxnsA40097
SureQuant RAS (Total) Absolute Quantitation10 rxnsA40098
SureQuant TP53 (Total + Phospho) Singleplex for Absolute Quantitation10 rxnsA40099
SureQuant TP53 (Total + Phospho) Singleplex for Relative Quantitation10 rxnsA40100
SureQuant TP53 (Total + Phospho) IP and MS Sample Preparation Module10 rxnsA40101
SureQuant TP53 (Total + Phospho) Relative Quantitation Module10 rxnsA40102
SureQuant TP53 (Total + Phospho) Absolute Quantitation Module10 rxnsA40103
QuantityCat. No.
1-Step Heavy Protein IVT Kit8-rxn kit88330
1-Step Heavy Protein IVT Kit40-rxn kit88331
QuantityCat. No.
EasyPrep Mini MS Sample Prep Kit20-rxn kitA40006
EasyPep Maxi MS Sample Prep Kit8 reactionsA45734
EasyPep 96 MS Sample Prep Kit96 reactionsA45733
EasyPep Lysis Buffer100mlA45735
Pierce Mass Spec Sample Prep Kit for Cultured Cells20-rxn kit84840
Mem-PER Plus Membrane Protein Extraction Kit1 kit89842
Subcellular Protein Fractionation Kit for Cultured Cells1 kit78840
QuantityCat. No.
Pierce MS-Compatible Magnetic IP Kit (Streptavidin)40 rxn kit90408
Pierce MS-Compatible Magnetic IP Kit (Protein A/G)40 rxn kit90409
Pierce Antibody Biotinylation Kit for IP8 rxn kit90407
Low Protein Binding Microcentrifuge Tubes, 1.5 mL250 tubes90410
Low Protein Binding Microcentrifuge Tubes, 1.5 mL10 x 250 tubes90411
QuantityCat. No.
Pierce Kinase Enrichment Kit with ATP Probe16-rxn kit88310
ActivX Desthiobiotin-ATP Probe16 x 12.6 µg88311
Pierce Kinase Enrichment Kit with ADP Probe16-rxn kit88312
ActivX Desthiobiotin-ADP Probe16 x 9.9 µg88313
Pierce GTPase Enrichment Kit with GTP Probe16-rxn kit88314
ActivX Desthiobiotin-GTP Probe16 x 12.9 µg88315
ActivX Azido-FP Serine Hydrolase Probe3.5 µg88316
ActivX Desthiobiotin-FP Serine Hydrolase Probe4.6 µg88317
ActivX TAMRA-FP Serine Hydrolase Probe6.8 µg88318
QuantityCat. No.
DSSO (disuccinimidyl sulfoxide)10 x 1 mgA33545
DSBU (BuUrBu, disuccinimidyl dibutyric urea)10 x 1 mgA35459
QuantityCat. No.
Pierce Albumin Depletion Kit24-rxn kit85160
High-Select HSA/Immunoglobulin Depletion Mini Spin Columns6 columnsA36365
High-Select HSA/ Immunoglobulin Depletion Mini Spin Columns24 columnsA36366
High-Select HSA/Immunoglobulin Depletion Midi Spin Columns10 columnsA36367
High-Select HSA/Immunoglobulin Depletion Resin50 mLA36368
High-Select Top14 Abundant Protein Depletion Mini Spin Columns6 columnsA36369
High-Select Top14 Abundant Protein Depletion Mini Spin Columns12 columnsA36370
High-Select Top14 Abundant Protein Depletion Midi Spin Columns10 columnsA36371
High-Select Top14 Abundant Protein Depletion Resin50 mLA36372
QuantityCat. No.
Trypsin Protease, MS Grade5 x 20 µg90057
Trypsin Protease, MS Grade5 x 100 µg90058
Trypsin Protease, MS Grade1 mg90059
Trypsin Protease, MS Grade, frozen liquid100 µg90305
LysN Protease, MS Grade20 µg90300
LysN Protease, MS Grade5 x 20 µg90301
LysC Protease, MS Grade20 µg90051
LysC Protease, MS Grade10 µg90307
Pierce Trypsin/LysC Mix, MS Grade20 µgA40007
Pierce Trypsin/LysC Mix, MS Grade5 x 20 µgA41007
Pierce Trypsin/LysC Mix, MS Grade100 µgA40009
AspN Protease, MS Grade2 µg90053
GluC Protease, MS Grade5 x 10 µg90054
Chymotrypsin (TLCK treated), MS Grade4 x 25 µg90056
In-Gel Tryptic Digestion Kit1 kit89871
In-Solution Tryptic Digestion and Guanidination Kit1 kit89895
Mass Spec Sample Prep Kit for Cultured Cells20-rxn kit84840
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Pierce Quantitative Colorimetric Peptide Assay500-assay kit23275
Pierce Quantitative Fluorometric Peptide Assay500-assay kit23290
Peptide Digest Assay Standard (1 mg/mL)1.5 mL23295
96-Well Black Plates25 pack88378
QuantityCat. No.
High-Select Fe-NTA Phosphopeptide Enrichment Kit30-rxn kitA32992
High-Select TiO2 Phosphopeptide Enrichment Kit24-rxn kitA32993
Pierce Magnetic TiO2 Phosphopeptide Enrichment Kit96-rxn kit88811
Pierce Magnetic TiO2 Phosphopeptide Enrichment Kit24-rxn kit88812
Pierce Graphite Spin Columns, 0.5 mL30 columns88302
QuantityCat. No.
Pierce High pH Reversed-Phase Peptide Fractionation Kit12 column kit84868
Low Protein Binding Microfuge Tubes, 2 mL250 tubes88379
Low Protein Binding Microfuge Tubes, 2 mL10 x 250 tubes88380
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Pierce Detergent Removal Spin Column, 125 µL25 columns87776
Pierce Detergent Removal Spin Column, 0.5 mL25 columns87777
Pierce Detergent Removal Spin Column, 2 mL5 columns87778
Pierce Detergent Removal Spin Column, 4 mL5 columns87779
Pierce Detergent Removal Resin10 mL87780
Pierce Detergent Removal Spin Plates2 plates88304
HiPPR Detergent Removal Spin Column Kit (resin + columns)5 mL kit88305
HiPPR Detergent Removal Spin Columns, 0.1 mL24 columns88306
HiPPR Detergent Removal 96-Well Spin Plates2 plates88307
Pierce Peptide Desalting Spin Columns25 columns89852
Pierce Peptide Desalting Spin Columns50 columns89853
Pierce C18 Spin Columns25 columns89870
Pierce C18 Spin Columns50 columns89873
Pierce C18 Tips, 10 µL bed96 tips87782
Pierce C18 Tips, 100 µL bed96 tips87784
Pierce C18 Spin Tips96 tips84850
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Trifluoroacetic Acid (TFA), Sequanal Grade500 mL28901
Trifluoroacetic Acid, Sequanal Grade10 x 1 g28902
Trifluoroacetic Acid, Sequanal Grade100 g28903
Trifluoroacetic Acid, Sequanal Grade10 x 1 mL28904
Trifluoroacetic Acid, LC-MS Grade50 mL85183
Pierce Formic Acid, LC-MS Grade10 x 1 mL28905
Pierce Formic Acid, LC-MS Grade50 mL85178
Heptafluorobutyric Acid (HFBA), Sequanal Grade100 mL25003
Heptafluorobutyric Acid, HPLC Grade10 x 1 mL53104
Acetonitrile (ACN), LC-MS Grade1 L51101
Acetonitrile, LC-MS Grade4 x 1 L85188
Water, LC-MS Grade1 L51140
Water, LC-MS Grade4 x 1 L85189
0.1% Formic Acid (v/v) in Water, LC-MS Grade1 L85170
0.1% Formic Acid (v/v) in Water, LC-MS Grade4 x 1 L85171
0.1% Trifluoroacetic Acid (v/v) in Water, LC-MS Grade1 L85172
0.1% Trifluoroacetic Acid (v/v) in Water, LC-MS Grade4 x 1 L85173
0.1% Formic Acid (v/v) in Acetonitrile, LC-MS Grade1 L85174
0.1% Formic Acid (v/v) in Acetonitrile, LC-MS Grade4 x 1 L85175
0.1% Trifluoroacetic Acid (v/v) in Acetonitrile, LC-MS Grade1 L85176
0.1% Trifluoroacetic Acid (v/v) in Acetonitrile, LC-MS Grade4 x 1 L85177
Bond-Breaker TCEP Solution, Neutral pH5 mL77720
No-Weigh Dithiothreitol (DTT)48 tubes20291
Iodoacetamide (IAM), Single-Use24 x 9.3 mg90034
Iodoacetic Acid (IAA)500 mg35603
Methyl Methanethiosulfonate (MMTS)200 mg23011
N-Ethylmaleimide (NEM)25 g23030
CHCA MALDI Matrix, Single-Use24 x 1 mg90031
SA MALDI Matrix, Single-Use24 x 1 mg90032
DHB MALDI Matrix, Single-Use24 x 4 mg90033
MALDI Matrix Sample Pack, Single-Use24 tubes90035

Thermo Scientific Tandem Mass Tag Research Grant Program Official Rules

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1. HOW TO APPLY: The Thermo Scientific Tandem Mass Tag Research Grant Program (the “Program”) is void wherever prohibited or where registration or bonding is required, and is subject to all applicable laws. To participate in the Program, you must submit your Grant Application (Application) at www.thermofisher.com/tmtgrant. All required information on the Application form must be completed. All Applications must be submitted in the English language. The Application must be received by Sponsor between 12:01 AM US Pacific Time on September 30, 2020 and 11:59 PM US Pacific Time on February 28, 2021. By applying, you represent that you are not prohibited by employment, law, regulation, or the policies or practices of your institution or employer from participating.

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Program is open only to doctoral or post-doctoral students at academic, not-for-profit research institutions or commercial entities located in an eligible jurisdiction whose representative has submitted a completed Application. The person submitting the Application is the applicant (“Applicant”) and is entering on behalf of their employer, which will be the recipient of the grant (“Grant Recipient”). Applicant warrants that they have obtained any necessary permission to submit an Application to this Program and authorization from their employer or responsible supervisor. The Program is open only to Applicants who are new users of Thermo Scientific™ Tandem Mass Tag™ reagents or Thermo Scientific™ TMT™ reagents (the “Reagents”). Determination of eligibility is at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies of Sponsor, and immediate family members and employees, officers and directors of Sponsor or those living in their same household, are not eligible to participate. By entering, Applicants give permission to Sponsor to contact them about its products and services, whether or not Applicant is selected to receive an award.

Healthcare Professionals located outside of Europe, the Middle East and Africa may not participate in this promotion. The term Healthcare Professionals includes clinical or non-clinical physicians (including MDs and MDs/Ph.Ds), and physician assistants, nurses, technicians, research coordinators, administrators and purchasing personnel and entities (including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and group purchasing organizations, managed care organizations, physician group practices, medical directors for health insurance organizations, diagnostic institutions) and their employees and representatives who are involved in the actual provision of health care services.

Healthcare Professionals located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa may not participate in this promotion. The term Healthcare Professional means any individual (with a clinical or non-clinical role; whether a government official, or employee or representative of a government agency or other public or private sector organization; including but not limited to, physicians, nurses, technicians, laboratory scientists, researchers, research co-ordinators or procurement professionals) that in the course of their professional activities may directly or indirectly purchase, lease, recommend, administer, use, supply, procure or determine the purchase or lease of, or who may prescribe medical technologies or related services. The definition of Healthcare Professionals includes individuals involved in research activity, not just those directly involved in the provision of healthcare services.

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Void in Quebec, India, and where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws, regulations, or agency/institutional policy.

3. SELECTION:
The object of the Program is to encourage new and novice users of Thermo Scientific™ TMT™ (including amine-, sulfhydryl- or carbonyl-reactive) labeling technology or who have recently started using quantitative discovery proteomic techniques. Submit the best ideas for applications of the Applicant’s experiment to show feasibility with the Reagents. In order to be considered for selection, Applicants must have the following available in connection with their proposal: biological samples and access to Thermo Scientific™ instruments that are compatible with the Thermo Scientific™ tandem mass tag labeling reagents. Applications will be judged by a panel of five R&D professionals from Sponsor and Proteome Sciences Plc based on the following criteria, each worth 25% of the total score: Scientific merit: Use of novel applications for discovery quantitative proteomics to achieve their goals by using tandem mass tag labeling reagents and MS reagents Significance of use of Thermo Scientific™ TMT™ tags and commercial MS reagents: How using tandem mass tag labeling reagents will further the research Approach: How clear and well developed is the proposed use of the TMT tags and MS reagents to address the questions at hand; what instrumentation is available for analysis Equipment: Use of Thermo Fisher Scientific mass spectrometry instruments in their application proposal All qualifying applications will be anonymized prior to presentation to the judges. Judges’ decisions are final on all matters and shall not be subject to challenge or appeal.

4. NOTIFICATION AND GRANT RECIPIENTS’ OBLIGATIONS: The two Grant Recipients will be notified by March 31, 2021 and, if eligible, recognized at the ASMS conference in Philadelphia, PA during a Thermo Scientific sponsored event between June 6th and June10th 2021 or in case of cancelation of the live event, at an equivalent virtual event. By participating, Applicants and Grant Recipients agree to these Official Rules, the Pierce Biotechnology, Inc. Products Terms and Conditions of Sale (applied to each Grant Recipient as if the Grant Recipient had ordered the product awarded), and the determination of each Grant Recipient by Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Applicants and Grant Recipients acknowledge and agree that they will provide the protocols they utilize in the project and any resulting data (the “Results”) to Sponsor for use by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, on websites of Sponsor and/or its affiliates or otherwise. Acceptance of the award constitutes permission to use a recipient’s name, biographical information, likeness and company information without further compensation, except where prohibited by law and as otherwise provided herein. No information regarding judging or selection will be disclosed.

5. AWARD: Two Grant Recipients will be selected to receive a product credit for Thermo Scientific tandem mass tag labeling reagents and MS reagents in the amount of $11,000 USD each (or equivalent in the local currency of the Grant Recipient) (the “Award”). Limit one Award per Grant Recipient. The Award must be used in a single purchase order. The Award must be used by no later than September 31, 2021. The number of recipients selected will be in Sponsor’s sole discretion and based on evaluation of the contents of the Application and the description of the proposed project. No financial or other compensation will be made for any other purpose, and Grant Recipient agrees to provide all other materials, personnel, laboratory space and equipment necessary, and to bear the expenses of their project. Applicants for the Grant Recipient will be attempted to be notified by email or mail. Any notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification. The Award is not transferable; no substitutions or cash equivalents are allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Applicant will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Assignment of Rights/Publicity Release (where legal) and the Grant Recipient will be required to execute and return an Acceptance of Grant document. Each document must be signed and returned to the Sponsor within 14 calendar days of notification attempt. If the Applicant and/or Grant Recipient fail to return these documents by the deadline, the grant will be forfeited and an alternate recipient may be determined, based on the criteria set forth above. TAXES, INCLUDING SALES, FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAX, IF ANY, RELATED TO THE AWARD ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GRANT RECIPIENT AND SPONSOR WILL, IF APPLICABLE, ISSUE A 1099-MISC TO THE GRANT RECIPIENT. No responsibility or liability is assumed for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of any Award. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above are each Grant Recipient’s sole responsibility.

6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Ownership of the pre-existing underlying intellectual property of the Grant Recipient remains the property of the Grant Recipient subject to Sponsor's rights to reprint, display, reproduce, perform, use and exhibit the Application and any Results for the purpose of administering and promoting the Program and for Sponsor's marketing and advertising purposes. By participating in the Program, each Grant Recipient grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable license to reprint, display, reproduce, perform, use and exhibit (including the right to make derivative works of) the Application and materials, and information submitted on and in connection with the Program or use or receipt of the award, as well as materials and information provided by Sponsor for the purposes of running this Program, and the Results. Each Applicant and Grant Recipient hereby warrants that any Application and other materials and information provided by Applicant, and any Results, are original with Grant Recipient and do not violate or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property, or other rights of any person or entity, and do not violate any rules or regulations. If the Application or information or materials provided by participant, and any Results, contain any material or elements that are not owned by participant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, Applicant represents that he or she has obtained, prior to submission of the Application and information or materials, and any Results, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use and display of the Application, information and materials, and Results by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation.

7. GENERAL RULES: In the event of a dispute regarding any Application, that Application will be deemed made by the first qualifying Applicant to submit the Application. Return of any award or award notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate determination. By participating in this Program, Applicants and Grant Recipients agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Program, or by any human error that may occur in the processing of the online Application in this Program. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any Applicant or Grant Recipient who tampers or attempts to tamper with the Application process or the operation of the Program or website; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Program may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person and participant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Program if it is not capable of running as planned due to circumstances including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other problems beyond the control of Sponsor. Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Program or any award. Each Grant Recipient assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Program or use or redemption of any award.

8. RELEASE/LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: YOU HEREBY HOLD SPONSOR HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIM ARISING FROM USE OF THE PROGRAM, THE APPLICATION, OR THE RESULTS. SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, LATE, DAMAGED, MISDIRECTED, ILLEGIBLE, INCOMPLETE OR MUTILATED APPLICATIONS; OR FOR ANY COMPUTER, ONLINE, TELEPHONE OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS, DELAYS OR HUMAN ERRORS THAT OCCUR IN THE PROCESSING, TRANSMISSION OR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS; OR FOR INACCURATE TRANSCRIPTION OF APPLICATION INFORMATION; OR FOR APPLICATIONS THAT ARE STOLEN, MISDIRECTED, GARBLED, LOST OR DELAYED BY COMPUTER TRANSMISSIONS; OR IF FOR ANY REASON THE PROGRAM IS NOT CAPABLE OF BEING CONDUCTED AS PLANNED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INFECTION BY COMPUTER VIRUSES, BUGS, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORIZED INTERVENTION, FRAUD, TECHNICAL FAILURES OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF SPONSOR. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO CANCEL, TERMINATE, MODIFY OR SUSPEND THE PROGRAM. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCORRECT OR INACCURATE APPLICATION INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY INTERNET USERS OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE PROGRAM, OR BY ANY TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR THAT MAY OCCUR IN THE PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATIONS IN THE PROGRAM.

9. CHOICE OF LAW; VENUE: Any disputes in connection with this Program will be resolved in the appropriate courts in San Diego, California, and will be subject to the laws of California, exclusive of its conflicts of laws principles.

10. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Program is: Pierce Biotechnology, Inc., a subsidiary of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 3747 N. Meridian Rd. P.O. Box 117 Rockford, IL 61105

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