Innovators Program

The Innovators Program gives you free antibodies
Get rewarded for your antibody data

As part of our ongoing effort to collect performance data and researchers' feedback on qualified antibodies, we now have a program that rewards you for sharing your data with us. Simply submit your data for qualified antibodies to the Innovators Program and receive additional antibodies of equal or lesser value absolutely free. As always, you can rely on our 100% performance guarantee that ensures all antibodies work robustly in the applications listed on the data sheet.

Innovators Program - How it Works (diagram)

Is your antibody qualified for the Innovators Program?

Contact a Technical Support Scientist (1-800-874-3723 inside the U.S. or +1-815-968-0747 outside the U.S.) or email us at to determine if your antibody qualifies. You will need to provide the product number of the antibody and the type of experiment you're planning to perform with it. If your antibody qualifies, follow the instructions below to submit your results (a high-quality image and a brief description of the image, test application and results), and then we will contact you to issue your reward. You can repeat the process as many times as you like with images of distinct applications.

How to submit your data

To submit your data for the product credit, please complete the Submission Form and submit the following information.

  1. Your name and institution (will be kept confidential and only used as set forth in the Official Rules)
  2. A minimum 400dpi resolution image in .jpeg, .tif, or .png format of any of the following applications:
    1. Western blotting
    2. Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
    3. Immunocytochemistry (ICC)
    4. Immunofluorescence (IF)
    5. Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)
    6. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA)
    7. Immunoprecipitation (IP)
    8. Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP)
  3. A 200-word or less description of the image and application being provided. Please include cell type/tissue, target protein, primary and secondary dilution, blocking agent and detection method, where applicable.
  4. Acknowledgement of the receipt, understanding and acceptance of the Official Rules

Thermo Fisher Scientific receives the right to review the data quality prior to granting a product credit. This offer is valid on only selected antibody products and only within 6 months after your antibody order. If you are unsure if the antibody you have purchased applies, please contact us for confirmation as noted above.

Controls Required: Proper experimental evaluation of trial antibodies should include all necessary controls (positive, negative, loading) and any previous supporting data generated by the testing lab. For example, if demonstrating knock-out or knock-down of a particular protein target please provide supporting data (RT-PCR, siRNA, Northern blot analysis) illustrating that the test model system harbors a true knock-out or knock-down of the target protein. All Western blotting experiments' loading control data should also be provided. For IHC evaluation please include data for both normal and experimental/disease state tissues.



  1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Program begins on or about 12:00:01 a.m. US Eastern Time (ET) on September 1, 2010 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. US ET on December 31, 2015 ("Submission Period"). Entrants may submit data generated from the use of eligible Thermo Scientific Pierce Antibody Products ("Products"). Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose to publish Entrant's Submission for promotional purposes and grant a reward to Entrant. By participating in the Program, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Thermo Fisher Scientific ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects.
  2. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter this Program, Entrants must be individuals who are (a) at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in their state, province or country of residence, if greater than 18) or older at time of entry; (b) engaged in life science research only; i.e., that is neither clinical practice nor clinical trials, and involves the use of an eligible Product; (c) actively employed by an academic, nonprofit or not-for-profit institution, or commercial entity that is engaged in such life science research at the time of award; (d) authorized by their employer to make a Submission; and (e) residing in a jurisdiction where this Program is permitted by law. This Program is void where prohibited by law or by the policies of the Entrant's employer.
  3. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, during the Submission Period Entrants must submit an image of an eligible Product in the form of a .jpeg, .tif, or .png (with at least 400dpi resolution) and a description of the image and Entrant's test application of the Product which is less than 200 words (collectively, "Submission"). The Submission must include the Entrant's first and last name, Employer's name, contact information for Entrant (address, daytime phone and email address) and be sent via email to . Limit one Submission per Entrant per distinct application of an eligible Product. In case of dispute, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

    Eligible Products will be announced from time to time inside certain Product packages. Entrants may also contact Sponsor by emailing for a list of current eligible Products, which Sponsor may change from time to time. Only eligible Product images supplied for Western blotting, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Immunocytochemistry (ICC), Immunofluorescence (IF), Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS), Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA), Immunoprecipitation (IP), and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) will automatically qualify. Other applications may be approved upon submission.

    All required information must be submitted to enter and to be eligible for the reward. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. The Sponsor shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Program. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.

    All materials submitted with the Program application shall collectively be referred to as "Submission Materials." All Submission Materials become the property of the Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render Entrant ineligible for the Program.
  4. SUBMISSION REVIEW PROCESS: If, in Sponsor's sole discretion, a Submission meets all of Sponsor's requirements, Sponsor will grant to Entrant a product credit reward as set forth in Section 6 below. Sponsor will notify the Entrant of the product credit and related redemption instructions approximately 8 weeks after receipt of the eligible Submission. Only Entrant's receiving product credits will be notified. If you do not receive notice that you have received a product credit, your Submission did not qualify.
  5. PRODUCT CREDIT REWARD: All product credits will be made to the laboratory at the institution or entity employing the Entrant at the time of grant award. Products obtained with the product credit are subject to Sponsor's standard terms and conditions of purchase for such products. The product credit will be issued in the amount equal to the published list price of the eligible Product that was referenced in the Submission. The product credit may only be applied to the purchase of an antibody product from Sponsor that has a published list price equal or lesser than the eligible Product that was referenced in the Submission, and must be redeemed directly from Sponsor within 60 days of Sponsor's grant of the product credit. Product credit must be used for a single purchase, excluding taxes, shipping/handling and other additional fees/charges; any difference in the product credit and the price of the antibody product purchased will not be refunded. Product credits are not redeemable for cash. Limit one product credit per Submission. All details and other restrictions on rewards not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
  6. GENERAL RELEASE. By participating in the Program, each Entrant agrees that the Sponsor (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Program or in any Program-related activity, or from Entrant's acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any product credit, and (ii) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any award and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. By accepting a product credit, Entrant agrees to the use of his/her Submission Materials by Sponsor, or any party authorized by Sponsor, for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide and in any and all media without additional notice or compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering a submission, Entrant grants an unrestricted, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide license to Sponsor, its affiliates, and distributors to use Entrant's Submission Materials, and all related data for all purposes in connection with promotion of Sponsor's products. Sponsor's products must be used in accordance with Sponsor's terms and conditions of sale and cannot be used in any manner which infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an Entrant's computer system which is occasioned by participating in the Program, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or (if applicable) postage-due submissions or award notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, web sites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in the offering or announcement of the award or in any award notification documents, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. If, for any reason, the Program is not capable of running as planned, including, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Program, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, suspend or extend the Program and, in the event of any termination or cancellation, award product credits from among all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received prior to the termination or cancellation. Only the type and quantity of awards described in these Official Rules will be awarded. If any provisions of these Official Rules are determined to be invalid or unenforceable, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.
  7. PRIVACY: Entry information may be shared with third parties to the extent required for award fulfillment purposes. In addition, by providing a Submission, Entrants agree that Sponsor may contact them by email, telephone, direct mail or other means for purposes of discussing Sponsor's products. Except as provided in these Official Rules or as agreed to at time of Submission, any Submission information collected from the Program shall be used in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy and these Official Rules.
  8. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, U.S.A., WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE'S LAWS. As a condition of participating in this Program, each participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Program shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the state of Illinois, U.S.A... Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive; incidental; or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Program), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Sponsor: Pierce Biotechnology, Inc. Rockford, IL 61105

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