Chemically Competent Cells
Chemically competent cells are calcium chloride treated to facilitate attachment of the plasmid DNA to the competent cell membrane. The competent cell is alternatively heated in a water bath, this opens the pores of the cell membrane allowing entry of the plasmid. Chemically competent cells are the best solution for general cloning and subcloning application.
Flexible Packaging Formats
Each project has its own unique requirements, many of Invitrogen’s competent cells are offered in a variety of packaging formats.
Options available for chemically competent cells:
- One Shot® – Transformation and recovery in the same tube.
- MultiShot™ StripWell™ - 12 strips of 8 tubes in a 96 well format; do as many or as few reactions as needed
- MultiShot™ – 96-well microarray plates fit automated format
- Standard – Economical option