A complete collection of competent cells—electrocompetent and chemically competent E. coli

Transformation efficiency. Genetic markers. Packaging formats that fit your workflow. These are the most important considerations when choosing competent cells for your cloning experiment. Each of these factors will directly impact the time and effort required for your project, as well as its success. That’s why we offer you a number of cell types and formats. The factors and the attributes inherent in each competent cell line, described below, will help you make the right choice so you can achieve your cloning goals

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Find the right strain for your research. Each E. coli strain is specially engineered to keep you moving ahead.


Our competent cells are offered in a variety of packaging formats including custom formats that fit your needs.

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