TransFast™ Transfection Reagent

The TransFast™ Transfection Reagent is composed of the synthetic cationic lipid, (+)-N,N [bis (2-hydroxyethyl)]-N-methyl-N- [2,3-di(tetradecanoyloxy)propyl] ammonium iodide and the neutral lipid, DOPE. The TransFast™ Reagent is supplied as a dried lipid film that forms multilamellar vesicles upon hydration with water.

Description

The TransFast™ Transfection Reagent is composed of the synthetic cationic lipid, (+)-N,N [bis (2-hydroxyethyl)]-N-methyl-N- [2,3-di(tetradecanoyloxy)propyl] ammonium iodide and the neutral lipid, DOPE. The TransFast™ Reagent is supplied as a dried lipid film that forms multilamellar vesicles upon hydration with water. Cationic liposomes designed for transfection, such as the TransFast™ Reagent, are more versatile than many other traditional transfection methods. The advantages include flexibility in the macromolecules that are delivered, in vitro and in vivo applications, ability to more reproducibly transfect cells that are recalcitrant to other methods and suitability for transient and stable transfection. Several different types of macromolecules, including RNA and DNA in sizes ranging from oligonucleotides to plasmids and yeast artificial chromosomes, can be delivered to cells using liposomes. The TransFast™ Transfection Reagent is designed for nucleic acid delivery to eukaryotic cells in vitro and in vivo and performs well with many cell lines. We have found that TransFast™ Reagent performs particularly well for DNA delivery to NIH/3T3, CHO, 293, K562, PC12, Jurkat and insect Sf9 cells.

Features – Benefits

  • Fast : Transfect in 1 hour. Transfection times can be decreased to as little as 30 minutes with certain cell lines.
  • Easy to Use : Resuspend the reagent in water, freeze, thaw, mix with DNA, and add to cells.
  • Efficient : High-efficiency transfection—transient and stable—in many cells.
  • Robust : Requires less optimization than other systems. Allows transfection of cell types such as primary cell cultures that require continuous exposure to serum.

 

Product Size Brand Catalog
TransFast™ Transfection Reagent 1.2mg Promega E2431

 

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Promega

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