To order our products or services please fill our order form. Please specify if you're doing an order or requesting a quote.
Please note that the Genome Biology Unit (GBU) oversees the libraries. To get more information about the libraries please contact GBU web page or visit their web page.
All Biological Agents and Genetic Modification experiments must be filed and sanctioned by Board of Gene Technology/Geenitekniikan lautakunta. Filling GMO forms and obtaining the approval is the responsibility of the principal investigator.
According to the requirements of the Board for Gene Technology, customers must provide full information of the plasmids that are used to produce lentiviral particles. Note, that due to a serious health risk, following constructs need a special permission from BVC management:
The customer is responsible for giving detailed billing information when making an order, which includes
If you’re ordering virus products that need to be shipped outside the University of Helsinki Meilahti campus you need to provide the detailed shipping address:
If you have a FedEx account you wish to use for the shipping, please provide this information as well. Alternatively, we will use our HelVi-BVC’s own FedEx account and add the shipping costs to the final invoice.
Meilahti campus customers can pick up their orders from HelVi-BVC office (B508b, Klefström lab) after the customer support notifies them.
We produce lentivirus every two weeks: the production cycle is initiated on every second Thursdays (on an odd numbered week). P24 titer test and product delivery are on even numbered weeks.
Delivery of the lentivirus products is usually 3-5 weeks depending on the date the order was sent and accepted. In addition, the delivery time includes some buffer time possible repetition of the lentivirus production.
1st week (Even weeks in 2023)
|Last virus orders in||
Lentivirus production cycle starts
Delivery of the plasmids to HelVi-BVC
|2nd week (Odd weeks in 2023)||Delivery of RCV and p24 samples to HelVi-BVC||RCV and p24 tests||Lentivirus delivery date|
Because of the lower demand of retroviral particles, we produce retroviral particles only once a month, during the first week of each month. Therefore the delivery times are also longer than with lentivirus: 4-6 weeks.
If you have used our services or products in your research, please indicate HelVi-BVC contribution in your publications (materials and methods section or acknowledgements), for example in the following way: