Science Stores

Science Stores

To meet the need for immediate access to common lab reagents, CMMT operates an on-site stockroom that carries common consumables from vendors such as ThermoFisher, VWR Scientific, Diamed Scientific, and Rainin (Mettler Toledo), as well as a wide selection of reagents on consignment from Invitrogen/Life Technologies, Qiagen, BioRad Laboratories, and MilliporeSigma (includes products from Sigma-Aldrich, Roche, GE Healthcare, and more).

The Stores facility continually strives to obtain the best pricing through bulk purchases and elimination of shipping and hazardous goods charges, and to provide consistent availability of all supplies. These savings in research supply cost and in time are passed on to all Stores Facility users. By reducing the need for labs to stockpile their supplies, the store program has been able to effectively increase research space for labs that utilize its services.

The CMMT & CFRI Scientific Stores Facility carries a variety of supplies for the labs of the CMMT, CFRI and C&W site researchers. Services may be available to other research groups, please contact the Stores Manager for more information.

The new IDT Web Portal ( hosted at the CMMT/CFRI Stores caters to all your needs for DNA and RNA oligos, PrimeTime qPCR Assays and Probes, Ultramer oligos (up to 200 bases), and custom gene synthesis. Your orders are shipped to Stores daily. Prices include all taxes and shipping charges. Your monthly purchases will be charged via your Stores JVs.

IDT Web Portal Pricing and Information

Account Setup and Ordering

To set-up a new account and start ordering, please visit the portal at Please be sure to use a new and unique user name and password if you already have an IDT direct account or IDT web portal account elsewhere. When you set up your new web portal account at CMMT Science Stores, please note that you do not need to fill in the shipping or billing information. These fields are hard coded for CMMT Science Stores. However, we do need your email address and telephone number. You will need to enter your email address when you set up your new account. When you place your first order, you will need to enter only your phone number in the shipping/billing address fields. At checkout, please select your appropiate grant number from the drop down menu provided. If the grant you need to charge is not listed, please provide a new JV to William Yue.

Benefits of Web Portal

Ordering via the IDT web-portal provides several advantages when compared to ordering direct from IDT.

  • Discounted DNA base pricing is always provided via the web portal.
  • All taxes and fees are built into the pricing. No additional taxes are added.
  • Free bulk shipping. IDT ships one box per day at our cost, so you can order as few or as many oligos as you like at any time with no concern about shipping costs.
  • No Brokerage fees. IDT is registered as a Non-Resident Importer (NRI) with the Canadian Border Services Agency. All products cross the border overnight as commercial goods, and are never handled by any Customs Brokers. So no additional brokerage fees are ever charged.
  • Web portal customers will be billed monthly by CMMT Science Stores, directly to the appropriate grant account.


Products available from IDT include oligos (DNA or RNA), PrimeTime probes and assays for qPCR, synthetic Genes, Ultramers (ssDNA up to 200 bases) and much more. We provide a wide array of modifications, purification services, and also a suite of nuclease free water and buffers, nuclease detection kits and decontamination solutions. Please contact Bob Setter at about IDT's wide range of free customer service opportunities. They are there to assist and will provide whatever expertise they can towards your research.

IDT is ISO 9001:2008 accredited on all manufacturing. 100% QC means that “Every oligo” is characterized by mass spec prior to shipping to ensure a single peak and accurate molecular weight for the final product in the tube. QC documents are available online.


Orders placed via the CMMT IDT web-portal receive the following advantages:

  • All taxes included in pricing
  • Monthly billing for all purchases on UBC speedchart via your Stores JVs (or by invoice for non-UBC clients).
  • Free shipping. Pick up oligos at CMMT Stores.

Note: 96 and 284 well plates and some bulk reagents receive extra shipping charges starting.

DNA OLigos in tubes and plates (price shown per base)

Synthesis Scale Tubes Plates Max Length
25 nmole $0.23 $0.15 60 bases
100 nmole $0.43 $0.23 80 bases
250 nmole $0.88 $0.45 100 bases
1 µmole $1.75 $0.86 100 bases

Other products available from the IDT web-portal:

  • Alt-R™ CRISPR-Cas9 System for genome editing
  • xGen Lockdown Probes and Panels for NGS target enrichment
  • PrimeTime Gene Expression Master Mix and Probes for qPCR
  • gBlocks Gene Fragments for a wide Variety of molecular biology applications

Pricing for all products will be displayed in your cart before checkout.

Supply Lists

Lists of supplies commonly available in Stores can be downloaded as PDF documents by clicking on the links in the table below. For pricing information, please contact the Stores Manager.

List of current and recently stocked supplies
i.e. gloves, tips, tubes, tissue culture supplies, etc.

Download xlsx (30 KB)
Bio-Rad products

Download PDF (1,591 KB)
IDT Web-Portal

Download PDF (700 KB)
Life Technologies products

Download PDF (16 KB)
MilliporeSigma (including Roche products)

Download PDF (485 KB)
Qiagen products

Download PDF (142 KB)

Hours of Operation

We are open Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Scientific Store Contact Information

William Yue
Room 1101B
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada
TEL +1 (604) 875-3854
FAX +1 (604) 875-3547

For your convenience, we have set up a service contact form. Please feel free to use this form to contact us regarding our laboratory services.

For more information please contact Michael Hockertz.
Director of Core Facilities
+1 (604) 875-3816