Molecular Tools

Transfection Medium

Expression Systems’ Transfection Medium is designed to complement ESF 921 and ESF AF insect cell culture media for the co-transfection or transfection step in baculovirus vector production. Transfection Medium is a serum-free and animal-free formulation that facilitates vector DNA uptake by the insect host cells. 

Description

Expression Systems’ Transfection Medium is designed to complement ESF 921 and ESF AF insect cell culture media for the cotransfection or transfection step in baculovirus vector production. Transfection Medium is a serum-free and animal-free formulation that facilitates vector DNA uptake by the insect host cells. Realize higher titers by using a formulation designed to work with ESF 921 and ESF AF.

  • Serum-free, animal-free formulation works seamlessly with ESF 921 and ESF AF
  • Appropriate for PEI or lipofection mediated transfection
  • Optimized for use with Expres2 TR Transfection Reagent
  • Increases virus vector production and transient expression
  • Available in 20 mL or 100 mL bottles
  • In stock for immediate shipment

 

Expression Systems’ Transfection Medium was compared to older technology that uses Grace’s medium for the performance of cotransfection to produce baculovirus vectors. Serum Free Medium was included as a control. Resulting virus titers from the cotransfection were several logs higher using Transfection Medium as compared to other media. Transient expression was also determined as a measure of DNA uptake. Again, Transfection Medium resulted in significantly better results with the percentage of gp64 expressing cells being at least two-fold higher than other media.

Sf9 cells were grown in Serum Free Medium and plated into individual wells of a deep well block at a concentration of 2 x 106 cells per 100 μl per well. DNA and a lipofection reagent were incubated together in 200 μl of test media (either Serum Free Medium, Grace’s Medium or Expression Systems’ Transfection Medium) for 30 minutes. DNA mixture was added to cells and volume was brought up to 1 ml in test media. Cell suspension was incubated for four hours at 27° C while shaking. At the end of the incubation, the volume of each well was brought up to 4 ml with Serum Free Medium and cultured for four days. Determination of the P0 (i.e., product of the cotransfection) infectious units (IU) viral titer of the supernatant was performed using the gp64 flow cytometric method. Transient expression of gp64 was determined for the cultured cells by staining with gp64-PE.

Specification

Media typeSerum-free, animal-free liquid, 1X
Shipping conditionAmbient
Storage condition2-8⁰C, protect from light
Use-by dateOne year from date of manufacture

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95-020-020Transfection Medium20ml2–8º CAmbient$50.00
95-020-100Transfection Medium100ml2–8º CAmbient$150.00