Transfection is the process by which nucleic acids are introduced into mammalian cells. Protocols and techniques vary widely and include lipid transfection and chemical and physical methods such as electroporation. Expertise in cellular and molecular biology is behind the Invitrogen™ product portfolio of DNA reagents and consumables, which are the most cited and trusted transfection and selection systems available. Use this overview of our most effective transfection products to choose the solution that’s right for you

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Featured application note: Stem Cell Transfection Guide

Stem cells continue to show immense promise for the future of regenerative medicine and personalized therapeutic treatments. Improved delivery of DNA, RNA, or protein using validated solutions can help expedite the progress of research leading to new therapies. We have created the following guide as a starting point for the transfection of various types of stem cells. Our goal is to provide a holistic view of the options, trade-offs, and delivery recommendations for a range of stem cell models.  Download this Guide to  learn more. 

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Transfection Products

By sample type

By cell type

Our new Lipofectamine Reagent Specific Protocols have been newly optimized for efficiency, viability, and reproducibility across a broad range of cell types. This is often the best place to start, especially in a new cell line. If you find this doesn’t work for your specific cell type, then you can you look to our cell specific protocols for further optimization.

Transfection Reagents

Designed for effective and efficient nucleic acid delivery into both traditional and difficult-to-transfect cell lines and for transient transfection in suspension cultures. Lister below are Invitrogen™ product lines:

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Selection Antibiotics

  Our high-quality Gibco™ selection agents allow you to establish stable cell lines, employ dual selection strategies, and more.