Contracting with CBB

CBB has worked with more than 300 different clients since 1996. Several long-term client-CBB collaborations span more than 15 years and involve more than 40 separate projects each. CBB clientele covers the complete range of corporate size from start-up companies to large pharmaceutical companies. CBB has also worked with many universities and institutes. Geographically, CBB has worked with clients from every continent. In the US, most of the CBB clients are from the East and West Coasts.

Usually the first step in initiating the projects is signing the confidential disclosure agreement (CDA). Depending on the project and the services required, CDA may be mutual or one way. CBB prefers to execute its CDA for faster processing.

Execution of CDA allows detailed discussion of the project status, project requirements, client expectations, and the clientís awareness of CBBís capabilities and expertise. After communication of necessary information, through e-mails and phone calls, CBB estimates the project costs based on the requirement of resource commitment and personnel time. CBB prepares a Service Agreement detailing the steps involved in the project, cost for each step and the time required for completion. Client contact to receipt of a fully executed Service Agreement may take place in as little time as one week.

The development process is rapid, economical and efficient. The laboratory work often starts within a few weeks of paperwork completion. CBB is client-service oriented and accommodating, relating well to private and public sector needs.

Please contact CBB by email at biocatalysis@uiowa.edu or by phone at (319) 335-4900.