Transporter™ 5 Transfection Reagent

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Catalog No. Packaging Size Price Quantity
26008-1 1 mL
26008-5 5 x 1 mL


Transporter™ 5 transfection reagent is the ready-to-use form of a proprietary linear polyethylenimine (PEI) derivative.  Transporter™ 5 condenses DNA into positively charged complexes which readily enter the cell by endocytosis. The Transporter™ 5-DNA complex is highly resistant to endosomal degradation, allowing high transfection efficiency.

Transporter™ 5 transfection reagent effectively introduces DNA into HEK-293, CHO, COS, HeLa, insect (Sf9 and Sf21) and other eukaryotic cell lines. Transporter™ 5 is most compatible with plasmids up to 135,000 nucleotides in size, although larger plasmids can be used with some success.


Rajendra, Y., Kiseljak, D., Baldi, L., Wurm, F. M. and Hacker, D. L. (2015), Transcriptional and post-transcriptional limitations of high-yielding, PEI-mediated transient transfection with CHO and HEK-293E cells. Biotechnol Progress, 31: 541–549. doi: 10.1002/btpr.2064

Backliwal, G., Hildinger, M., Hasija, V. and Wurm, F. M. (2008), High-density transfection with HEK-293 cells allows doubling of transient titers and removes need for a priori DNA complex formation with PEI. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 99: 721–727. doi: 10.1002/bit.21596

Choosakoonkriang, S., Lobo, B. A., Koe, G. S., Koe, J. G. and Middaugh, C. R. (2003), Biophysical characterization of PEI/DNA complexes. J. Pharm. Sci., 92: 1710–1722. doi: 10.1002/jps.10437

Expired U.S. Patent No. 6,013,240; Nucleic Acid Containing Composition, Preparation, and Uses of the Same

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