Including Cell Types, Media, Buffers and Reagents
Cell culture is an invaluable tool that provides scientists with model systems for studying the physiology and biochemistry of both healthy and diseased cells. Less costly and easier to work with than whole organisms, the reproducibility of cell cultures means they are widely used in both research and the large-scale manufacturing of biological compounds.
Transfection is a common technique used to transform cell cultures. By introducing nucleic acids in to cells, scientists can study processes such as gene function or modulation of gene expression. Transfection is also used in biochemical mapping, mutational analysis and the production of recombinant proteins. While we don’t cover this technique here, you can find much more information on our transfection applications page.