ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open only to life science professionals 21 years and older in the US and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and the Canadian province of Quebec). Unlimited entries per person. Prize limited to one per person. Healthcare Professionals may not participate in this promotion. The term Healthcare Professionals includes clinical or non-clinical physicians (including MDs and MDs/Ph.D.s), and physician assistants, nurses, technicians, research coordinators, administrators and purchasing personnel and entities (including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and group purchasing organizations, managed care organizations, physician group practices, medical directors for health insurance organizations) and their employees and representatives who are involved in the actual provision of health care services. Government Officials located outside of North America may not participate in this promotion. Government Official shall mean: (i) Any officer or employee of a government or any department, agency or instrument of a government; (ii) Any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of a government or any department, agency, or instrument of a government; (iii) Any officer or employee of a company or business, university or institution owned or funded in whole or part by a government; (iv) Any officer or employee of a public international organization such as the World Bank or United Nations, the European Union or the World Health Organization; (v) Any officer or employee of a political party or any person acting in an official capacity on behalf of a political party; and/or (vi) Any candidate for political office. Void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws, regulations, or agency/institutional policy. Determination of eligibility is at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: The Qubit Quiz Contest (the “Contest”) begins on January 1, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. US Pacific Time and ends once 250 eligible participants have correctly answered 3 of the 5 quiz questions, or on December 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. US Pacific Time, whichever comes first.

SELECTION OF WINNER(S): The first 250 entrants to correctly answer 3 of the 5 questions will receive a cling mat. One prize per person.

Two hundred and fifty winners (each a “Winner”) will be selected prior to January 5, 2018 from all eligible entries received. Each Winner will be notified by email within approximately 21 days after the drawing date. If a winner is unreachable or does not make direct contact with the Sponsor by the date specified in the notification, or fails to accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and the next eligible submission received with correct answers to 3 of the 5 questions will be selected as a winner. If the Winner fails to do so, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries. The Winner must warrant that she or he is not a Healthcare Professional nor prohibited by employment, contract, or law from entering the Contest or accepting a prize from the Sponsor.

PRIZE: Each Winner will receive a cling mat (retail value approximately $5.00 (USD)). No cash or other substitutions are permitted, except by the Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of equal or greater value. No refunds or credits are allowed. The prize is not transferable. All taxes on the prize and reporting thereof are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

By entering the Contest, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

PUBLICITY: Sponsor will publish the name of the Winner(s). The Winner consents to the use by Sponsor of Winner’s name and image in Sponsor’s press releases, announcements, or other marketing literature.

INDEMNITY; DISCLAIMERS: To the full extent allowed by law, participants and each Winner release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees from all liability for any damages, injury or losses to any person (including death and bodily injury) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in any promotion-related activity or participation in this promotion. The Sponsor has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSOR BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY STATUTE OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, MULTIPLE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY ANY WINNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ARISING OUT OF THE SPONSOR'S PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO THE AWARD OF THE PRIZE OR PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES, THE POSSESSION OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT, OR THE PERFORMANCE BY THE SPONSOR OF ANY SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT THE SPONSOR IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, DOWNTIME, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR BUSINESS OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS.

MISCELLANEOUS: The promotion is sponsored by Life Technologies Corporation, an affiliate of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., 5781 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, California 92008, USA. To obtain the name of the Winners, send a request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Hong Van Le, Global Market Development – Social Media, Thermo Fisher Scientific, 5781 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad CA 92008. If required pursuant to local law or internal rules, participant also represents and warrants that his/her employer or institution has approved the participation in the Contest. Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, as well as their immediate family members and household members, are not eligible. All entries and their content become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of California without reference to its choice-of-law doctrines. By entering the Contest, you are agreeing to receive further information from the Sponsor in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy, which can be found here.