Trans-Booster: Enhancer for Transient Transfection of Attachment-Dependent and Suspension-Growing Cells
Trans-Booster is a highly effective reagent to enhance the transfection efficiency in different cell types. Trans-Booster is a synthetic polymer that is specifically tailored for DNA delivery. Co-incubation with DNA molecules and RJH transfection reagents results in 100-200 nm particles with a net charge that depends on the relative ratio of each reagent. The Trans-Booster is designed to work with aqueous buffers, obviating the need for organic solvents during complex preparation. Trans-Booster is a non-integrating reagent so that the genetic make-up of host cells is not altered after treatment with the transfection reagent. Trans-Booster has been tested and found effective in different types of attachment-dependent and suspension-growing cells (see list below). Trans-Booster was also found to help with siRNA mediated silencing and microRNA mediated cell modulation, but the effectiveness is usually less in these cases and depends on specific cell types. As with all transfection reagents, formulation of Trans-Booster with DNA may need to be optimized for specific cell types and nucleic acids.