How do I obtain a BiOS license?
Your institution must execute the license by agreeing in writing to the terms, which include no royalties but require covenants not to prevent other licensees from using improvements (non-assertion of intellectual property rights against other licensees).
These licenses allow development of products and there is no distinction between research and commercial licenses.
For-profit companies that wish to license the technology will be requested to take up a subscription to cover the costs of support services such as maintenance of the database and access structures, and patent prosecution and maintenance. Cost recovery for non-profit institutions, small and medium enterprises, and institutions in disadvantaged locations may be partially or completely covered by in-kind support of various sorts such as making infrastructure available for cooperative research, exchanges of staff, helping a student etc.