Off-The-Shelf Solution for High Throughput Recombinant Virus Production and Titration
Product News May 29, 2008
Oxford Expression Techologies (OET) has introduced titrePLUS™, a combined expression and titration package that harnesses the simplicity and flexibility of the efficient flashBAC™ expression system with the ease and speed of baculoQUANT™ titration.
OET says that the titrePLUS™ has been designed to allow the production and titration of single and multiple recombinant viruses in a single kit format. It is cost efficient and uses easy to follow protocols that allow researchers to perform recombinant virus titration on the same day as harvest.
titrePLUS™ contains flashBAC™ DNA, control transfer vector and baculoQUANT™ probes and vectors and is available in 5 and 24 reaction size kits. Both flashBAC™ and baculoQUANT™ are available in separate kit formats.
Commenting on the introduction of titrePLUS™, James Bernard, co-investor and acting CEO said, “titrePLUS™ is a unique all-in-one solution for expression and titration. Since the kit contains everything needed to produce and titrate recombinant viruses, there is no need to source and test all of the necessary components separately. This speeds up the production process, improves efficiency and saves time and money.”
flashBAC™ allows the generation of single and multiple recombinant viruses in insect cells in one easy step, without the need for plaque purification. baculoQUANT™ is a rapid method for the titration of baculoviruses giving accurate titres within 2–6 hours.