Magnet Assisted Transfection (MATra) - Best practices for best results

Magnet Assisted Transfection (MATra) is a new, gentle and powerful tool to transfect cells with all types of nucleic acids.

Magnet Assisted Transfection technology enables:

  • Transfection of sophisticated and slowly dividing cells such as neuronal cells and hepatocytes.
  • A non-viral transfection method for cells, that are difficult to transfect
  • High transfection efficiencies using DNA, ODN and siRNA

Greatly improved transfection rates with Magnet Assisted Transfection!

You  can achieve greatly improved transfection rates with Magnet Assisted Transfection in comparison to other transfection methods.

For indicated cells the following methods were tested: 1: Calcium phosphate vs Magnet Assisted Lipofection, 2-4: Lipofection vs Magnet Assisted Lipofection, 5: Lipofection vs Magnet Assisted Transfection. Data kindly provided by industrial IBA customer.

Ten good reasons to use MATra technology

  1. Greatly improved transfection rates
  2. Very gentle method with almost no toxicity; membranes remain intact
  3. No transfection related side effects on your model system and read out
  4. Only low vector doses are required
  5. Easy protocol; transfections can be performed in original culture plates
  6. Functional with serum and serum-free medium
  7. Successfully used on many and also critical cell lines (almost 200 cell types tested positively so far)
  8. Highly cost-effective; no need for expensive instruments (like electroporator or particle gun)
  9. Combination with lipofection or viral transfection possible
  10. Works excellently for various types of nucleic acids including siRNA or antisense oligo transfections