Southern Biotechnology Associates, Inc.Ordering Information, Terms and Conditions of Sale

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SBA products are "For Research Use Only And Are Not Intended For Use In Diagnostic Or Therapeutic Applications".
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Please provide the following information with your Mail, Telephone, Fax or Email order:

  • Purchase Order number
  • Shipping address
  • Billing address
  • Catalog number and product description
  • Quantity and size required
  • Name, Telephone and FAX numbers of Purchasing Agent
  • Name, Telephone and FAX numbers of end-user
  • Any special instructions

We do not normally require written confirmation for telephone orders. However, if one is sent, please mark it "CONFIRMING COPY - DO NOT SHIP" to avoid duplication of your order. SBA shall not issue credit nor be responsible for duplicate shipments due to improperly marked confirming orders.


Customer Service is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. US Central Time.

Toll-free within the US and Canada 1-800-722-2255

Outside North America, please contact our International Distributor in your area. If you do not see an SBA distributor in your area on that list, please contact our Customer Service Department for information at 205-945-1774 or FAX to 205-945-8768.
Southern Biotechnology Associates, Inc.
ATTN: Customer Service Department
P.O. Box 26221
Birmingham, Alabama 35260


Southern Biotechnology Associates, Inc.
ATTN: Customer Service Department

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In the event you cannot find a reagent you need for your research, SBA will try to accommodate your requirements via our Special Orders and Custom Service program. Each special and custom order is processed on a case-by-case basis and is held in the strictest confidence. Please contact our Sales and Marketing Department to inquire about availability or to request a quotation for the following Special Orders and Custom Service listings:

Special Orders:

  • Bulk packaging of SBA products
  • Special antibody packaging

Custom Orders:

  • Polyclonal antibody production
  • Monodonal antibody development
  • Ascites production (conventional and SCID mice)
  • Monoclonal antibody production in hollow fiber bioreactors
  • Antibody purification
  • Conjugation of antibodies to fluorochromes, biotic and enzymes
  • Custom packaging

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Normally, all orders are shipped via Federal Express or similar carrier. All shipments are FOB Birmingham, Alabama. Shipping and handling charges are prepaid and added as a separate line item on your invoice. The products should be stored under the conditions described in the accompanying Product Technical Bulletin.


Title to products sold hereunder passes to Buyer and SBA's liability as to delivery thereof ceases upon SBA's delivery of such products in good condition to the carrier at SBA's shipping point, the carrier acting as the Buyer's agent.


No product shall be accepted for credit or replacement without SBA's prior authorization. Please contact our Customer Service Department to receive information or a returned goods authorization (RGA) number. When requesting return authorization, please refer to:

  • Purchase order number
  • Invoice number
  • Catalog number and product description
  • Product lot number

There is no provision for credit for out dated material. Goods must be returned in the same condition as received and within fourteen (14) days of the SBA shipment date.

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Payment terms are net 30 days from the invoice date. Prices are subject to change without notice. SBA offers credit card purchases on any of our catalog products. Please have your VISA, MasterCard or American Express account number available when placing an order. We also accept UNESCO Coupons.

International Remittances

Whenever possible, we request that you make payment via bank wire. This method of payment will reduce bank charges which we reserve the right to charge back to the customer. To make your payment via bank wire, instruct your bank to wire funds to:

AmSouth Bank, N.A.
Birmingham, Alabama (USA)\SWIFT TID AMBUS44
For credit to:
Southern Biotechnology Associates, Inc.
Account Number 30247284
Bank Routing Number 06000019
Domestic Remittance

Checks should be made payable to Southern Biotechnology Associates, Inc. and remitted to the following address:

Southern BiotechnologyAssociates, Inc.
PO. Box26221
Birmingham, Alabama 35260

If you are unable to make your payment by bank wire, we require that you make payment by certified check or irrevocable letter of credit drawn in our favor with a US bank. All payments must be made in US dollars. If you wish to make other payment arrangements, please contact our Customer Service Department.

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Southern Biotechnology Associates, Inc. (SBA) only warrants that, at the time of shipment, the products sold by it are free from defects in material and workmanship and conform to specifications which accompany the product. SBA makes no other warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to its products, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Notification of any breach of warranty must be made within 30 days of receipt of material, unless otherwise provided in writing by SBA. No claims shall be honored if the customer fails to notify SBA within the period specified. The sole and exclusive remedy of the customer for any liability of SBA of any kind, induding liability based upon warranty (expressed or implied, whether contained herein or elsewhere), strict liability, contract or otherwise, is limited to the refund of the invoice price of the goods. SBA shall not in any case be liable for special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind.


Any terms or conditions of any Buyer's purchase order or other instrument which are in addition to or inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth herein shall not be binding on SBA and shall not apply to this sale. The Buyer shall not assign any interest or right herein without first obtaining the written consent of SBA. The validity, performance and construction of these terms and conditions and of any transaction or sale to which they relate shall be governed by the laws of the State of Alabama.

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Our trained Technical Service staff is dedicated to providing the customer with the most up-to-date information on our products and their applications. We welcome customer input and suggestions that will allow SBA to continue to provide high quality products and services to the research community. The Technical Service Department hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Please call us toll-free in the U.S.& Canada at 1-800-722-2255, fax your inquiry to 205-945-8768, or send your Email to Our international customers should contact the SBA distributor in your area, or contact us directly by telephone (205-945-1774), fax or Email.


Spectral RedTM is a trademark of Southern Biotechnology Associates, Inc.:

The following are trademarks of other companies mentioned or referenced in this catalog:
FACScanTM is a registered trademark of Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems, Inc.
VectaStainTM and ABCTM are registered trademarks of Vector Laboratories.

These are patents referenced in this catalog:
R-phycoerythrin (R-PE) is protected by US Patent Nos. 4,520,114 and 4,524,104, European Patent No.0076695, and Canadian Patent No. 1,179,942.

Cy.3 and Cy.5 fluorescent probes are used under license from Amersham Life Sciences, Inc.

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Fisher Scientific distributes our catalog products in the US. You may order our catalog products directly from us or from your local Fisher Scientific branch, whichever is more convenient for you.
Fisher Customer Service: 1-800-766-7000
To FAX an order: 1-800-926-1166

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