#VirusSpotlight: Meet your friendly neighborhood gene delivery crew!

Posted by Applied Biological Materials (abm) on January 10, 2019

Vector Virus Village

Delivering genes into cells isn’t easy—especially when the gene is bulky and sticky or if the cell is stubborn and curmudgeonly. But, not to worry, our gene delivery crew is so charming that your cells will lay down the welcome mat!

Check back each week as we introduce you to your friendly neighborhood gene delivery crew: Lentivirus, Adenovirus, AAV, Retrovirus, HSV, Baculovirus, Protein Vector, and ORF. Each member has its own expertise—get to know the crew so you can deploy the right crew-member to the right culture dish! Download our free poster featuring the entire crew.


First is our resident charmer of mammalian cells - The Lentivirus:

Lentivirus Character Card

Second is our the reliable & efficient virus - The Adenovirus:

Adenovirus Character Card

Third is the small but determined virus - The Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV):

Adeno-associated Virus (AAV) Character Card

Fourth is a virus that is only infectious to dividing cells - The Retrovirus:

Retrovirus Character Card

Fifth is the simple and humble team player - The ORF expression system:

ORF Character Card

Sixth is your best choice for glycoproteins - The Baculovirus:

Baculovirus Character Card

Seventh is a virus that loves settling down in neuronal cells - The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV):

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Vector Character Card

Eighth is the non-viral option for protein expression - The Protein Vector:

Protein Vector Character Card

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