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.
See the Transfection Reagent Selection Guide
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 you specific cell type, then you can you look to our cell specific protocols for further optimization.
Designed for effective and efficient nucleic acid delivery into both traditional and difficult-to-transfect cell lines and for transient transfection in suspension cultures.
Education & Tools
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Transfection Troubleshooting
- Considerations for Cationic Lipid Gene Delivery
- Overview of Gene Delivery Methods
- Meet the Inventor Video—An Interview with Dr. Xavier de Mollerat du Jeu
- Plasmid Transfection Tips & Tricks
- RNAi Transfection Tips & Tricks