Why Require Registration & Account Approval?
You may have noticed that many of our products are now “restricted” and require an “approved account” to purchase. Going forward, in order to access our full catalog of life science reagents you will need to register an account and submit an application for approval.
Our products are “locked” behind this approved account system for two main reasons. First, because of know-your-customer principles, it’s important to us that our products are used responsibly. Second, because of increased regulation and scrutiny on the sale of research chemicals.
How Our Account Approval System Works
At the end of this page, you will find a link directing you to a submission form. If required, log in or create an account and complete the form honestly.
Upon receiving your account approval submission, we will carefully assess it and respond with your approval status within 1-3 business days. This is based on our evaluation of your equipment, qualifications, and intended usage of our products. If your account application is approved, you will gain access to our full catalog of available products.
Account Approval & Data Privacy
Any information submitted via our web forms is treated as strictly confidential and will not be sold or voluntarily disclosed to third parties under any conditions. The account approval application forms serve as a means for us to validate your identity and the intended usage of our products.
Should third party authorities attempt to acquire your registration information, we are committed to challenging any request to disclose your data to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Our collaboration with skilled, security-minded web developers ensures our site remains up-to-date with protection against vulnerabilities. These developers adhere to robust security practices and implement additional safeguards to defend your data on our servers from unauthorized third party access, including compliance with GDPR.
Our Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Policy
Implemented some time ago, Science.bio’s Know-Your-Customer policy exists to safeguard both our clients and our business. This policy enables us to confirm and authenticate the identities of our customers, as well as verify the intended use of our products as deemed necessary.
Increased Scrutiny on Research Chemical Sales
We have introduced account registration and approval requirements for many of our products because of heightened regulations imposed by government agencies and financial institutions on the sale of research chemicals, such as those found on our website.
In 2016, the United Kingdom’s government enacted the ‘Psychoactive Substances Bill,’ which effectively imposed a blanket ban on all substances, including compounds utilized in R&D, that could be considered ‘psychoactive.’ In anticipation of similar measures by US regulatory agencies, we developed a tool to maintain the sale of our products while adhering to potential future restrictions.
When registering a new account on Science.bio and at every purchase, you must agree to our Terms & Conditions.
A critical aspect of our account approval program is to ensure compliance with our Terms & Conditions, including the following statement:
“The chemicals/materials for sale here are intended for laboratory and research use only, unless otherwise explicitly stated. They are not intended for human ingestion or for use in products that may be ingested. You must be at least 21 (twenty one) years of age to purchase goods on this website. The listing of a material on this website does not constitute a license to, or a recommendation for its use in infringement of any patent whatsoever. It is understood that all of the products purchased here will be handled only by qualified and trained individuals.”
Many of our products lack sufficient research regarding potential adverse effects from human consumption. We are committed to ensuring that only qualified, professional individuals have access to these chemicals.
To Our Approved Clients
Our aim is to cater specifically to individuals and institutions engaged in valid scientific research within laboratory environments. After your account application form has been approved, you will gain access to our extensive selection of products intended for cognitive, metabolic and longevity research, as well as for studying various other relevant biochemical pathways.
Approved status grants you access to our research compounds and enables you to utilize all available payment methods. We highly encourage you to submit an account approval form upon registration, ensuring access to our complete range of products and services.
In conclusion, the account approval system at Science.bio serves to safeguard both our valued clients and our business while aiming to maintain continuous access to the research materials we provide. The information submitted through the account application forms is utilized for several crucial purposes, primarily for verifying your identity and confirming your intended usage. Science.bio strives to offer its products to professionals engaged in individual and institutional research in cognitive, metabolic, and longevity science, and related fields. We deliver research chemicals for utilization in well-equipped laboratory environments, and the consumption of any of these products is strictly forbidden by our Terms & Conditions.
When registering your account and during each sale, you explicitly agree to our Terms & Conditions. We urge our clients to use our products responsibly for their intended research purposes and to exercise all necessary safety precautions, considering that many of them lack extensive scientific data on potential adverse effects on humans.
Click the link below to submit an application form for approval. Thank you for your interest and cooperation, we look forward to serving you.