How much does a Nucleofector cost?

As nucleic acids are delivered straight into the nucleus, nucleofected cells can be ready for analysis after 2–6 hrs of transfection. The bad part about the system is that, it is very expensive ($22,150 (USD) for commercial and about $10,000 (USD) for academic use).

Is Nucleofector the same as electroporation?

Nucleofection is an electroporation-based transfection method which enables transfer of nucleic acids such as DNA and RNA into cells by applying a specific voltage and reagents. Nucleofection, also referred to as nucleofector technology, was invented by the biotechnology company Amaxa.

How does a Nucleofector work?

The Nucleofector Technology uses a specific combination of optimized electrical parameters and cell type-specific solutions which enables transfer of a molecule directly into the cells’ nucleus.

What is 4D Nucleofector?

The 4D-Nucleofector X Unit is one of the four functional modules of the 4D-Nucleofector System. It supports Nucleofection of various cell numbers (2 x 104 to 2 x 107) cells in different formats. There are cell type-specific Optimized Protocols or recommendations available in our knowledge database.

Is reverse transfection more efficient?

High efficiency of the reverse transfection decreases the amount of nucleic acid used. Unlike forward transfection, the transfection reagent can remain in contact with the cells for 24-72 hours.

How do you Electroporate a cell?

How electroporation works

  1. Step 1 : Prepare cells. Prepare cells by suspending in electroporation buffer.
  2. Step 2 : Apply electrical pulse. Apply electrical pulse to cells in the presence of specialized buffer and nucleic acids.
  3. Step 3 : Return cells to growing conditions.
  4. Step 4 : Assay cells.

What is lipofectamine transfection?

Lipofectamine or Lipofectamine 2000 is a common transfection reagent, produced and sold by Invitrogen, used in molecular and cellular biology. It is used to increase the transfection efficiency of RNA (including mRNA and siRNA) or plasmid DNA into in vitro cell cultures by lipofection.

What is forward transfection?

Forward transfection methods work well for most adherent cell types that are seeded a day prior to transfection in order to achieve an actively dividing cell population at the time of transfection. A typical forward transfection protocol using TransIT®-2020 Transfection Reagent can be found here (PDF).

How long is electroporation?

The entire process of electroporation of mammalian cells will take <1 hr. Electroporation of plant cells requires ≤6 hr to prepare the protoplasts and <1 hr for the actual electroporation process.

Is electroporation better than heat shock?

Compatible cell types On the other hand, electroporation tends to be more efficient than heat shock. Hence, this method is amenable to a broader range of DNA amounts (from low to saturating concentrations), fragment sizes, and complexities.

Does lipofectamine expire?

According to ThermoFisher, lipofectamine 3000 can be used until 2 years after the manufacturing date if stored properly (stored in a 4 degree fridge should be fine). The Optimem is sensitive to expiration. I would recommend using the new reagents for your experiment. Hope this helps!

How long do transient transfections last?

24 to 96 hours
Depending on the construct used, transiently expressed transgene can generally be detected for 1 to 7 days, but transiently transfected cells are typically harvested 24 to 96 hours post-transfection. Analysis of gene products may require isolation of RNA or protein for enzymatic activity assays or immunoassays.