MATra-si Reagent is optimized for siRNA applications. It contains magnetic nanoparticles (MagTag®), which efficiently bind nucleic acids, preferentially siRNA. Exploiting magnetic force the full nucleic acid dose is then rapidly drawn towards and delivered into the target cells leading to efficient transfection.
MATra-si Reagent is suitable for adherent cells; for suspension cells MATra-S Immobilizer is required in addition. For the transfection procedure a MATra magnet plate is essential.
All MATra reagents with magnetic beads have to be stored distant (> 10 cm) from strong magnetic fields like the Magnet Plates at all times!!! Otherwise agglutination of the beads may lead to complete loss of transfection function.