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The Cells at Christmas Conundrum

As the holiday season creeps painfully slowly towards us it’s not only the lab staff who need a little TLC over the festive break. Cell cultures will also be looking to take a much needed respite, but that doesn’t mean they can simply be abandoned. If (like the writer of this article) you’re aiming for a gentle transition into the working week post New Year and won’t be requiring cells

Introduction to the Baculovirus Expression System

Baculoviruses are in many respects an odd choice for use as an expression system to make recombinant proteins.  In their natural environment they infect insect larvae/caterpillars, which frequently results in the death of the host and its reduction to a puddle of progeny virus (Fig. 1).  They are also unusual in that they produce two structurally different forms in their life cycle. The first is a lipoprotein-enveloped particle that buds

Expression Systems Media

Expression Systems Insect Cell Culture Media OET is pleased to offer a wide range of Expression Systems Insect cell culture media, from the very popular ESF 921, to specialized insect transfection media. Expression Systems’ media are easy to adapt your cells into and the insect specific media gives great protein yield, when compared to rival media. ESF 921 Insect Culture Media OET use ESF 921 for all in-house work, due