Competent Cells

As the leading provider of competent cells, Intact Genomics offers the highest transformation efficiency, consistent high-quality, varieties of strains and greatest value on the market.

●  Save Time
Utilizing our scientists’ expertise, state-of-the-art equipment and advanced protocols, Intact Genomics competent cells are manufactured to provide transformation efficiency that can be as high as 5-10X that of the competition.
●  Broad Applications
Our competent cells can be used for cloning and library construction, protein expression, phage display, plant research and other applications.
●  Large Selection and Direct Plate Options
 Intact Genomics provides high efficiency chemically and electroporation competent cells of a variety strains of E. coli, Agrobactacterium, Lactococcus lactis, Staphylococcus aureus and more.  We have also developed competent cells involving fewer transformation steps (DirectPlate™ competent cells) to save your time and research funding.
●  Superior Custom Competent Cell Services
To meet your specific research needs and requirements, Intact Genomics uses our proprietary methods and technologies to make chemically or electroporation competent cells for any strains you provide. We are available for OEM and partnerships. No matter the project is big or small, we deliver an excellent customer experience with passion and excellent results.

DirectPlate™ Competent Cells

Intact Genomics (ig®) DirectPlate™  chemically competent E. coli cells a perfect choice for researchers looking to simplify their transformation workflow by eliminating time-consuming heat shock, lengthy incubations, and outgrowth procedures.

DirectPlate 5-alpha chemically competent cells Protocol Comp

Chemically Competent Cells

Chemically competent cells are made via salt treatment followed by heat shock.  This process disrupts the cell membrane, allowing for plasmid entry.  Intact Genomics chemically competent cells come in a variety of strains with proven highest efficiency.

Chemical Competent Cell Transformation Efficiency

Product Links Efficiency Application & Benefits
ig®10B Chemically Competent Cells≥1.0 x 10^10 Routine cloning and sub-cloning
ig® 5-alpha Chemically Competent Cells≥1.0 x 10^9
HB101 Chemically Competent Cells≥1.0 x 10^8
JM109(DE3) Chemically Competent Cells≥1.0 x 10^8
JM109 Chemically Competent Cells≥1.0 x 10^8
MG1655 Chemically Competent Cells≥1.0 x 10^9
BL21(DE3) Chemically Competent Cells≥1.0 x 10^9 Protein expression
BL21 Chemically Competent Cells≥1.0 x 10^9
BL21(DE3)pLysS Chemically Competent Cells≥3.0 x 10^7

Electroporation Competent Cells

Electrocompetent cells are made using an electrical pulse from an electroporator.  This creates temporary pores in the cell membrane, disrupting this membrane allows for exogenous material to enter the cell.  Intact Genomics electrocompetent cells come in a variety of strains with proven highest efficiency.

Electrocompetent Cell Transformation Efficiency

Agrobacterium Competent Cells

Using Propriety methods, Intact Genomics has developed and manufactured a variety of Agrobacterium chemically and electroporation competent cells with high efficiency.  Agrobacterium strains include EHA105, LBA4404, GV3101 and AGL-1.  All are useful for plant transgenic operations in a variety of species.

Custom Competent Cells

The scientists at Intact Genomics are the premier experts in competent cell production, with unmatched quality, service and value in the industry. We offer custom Competent Cells services to meet customer’s specific research needs. Utilizing our scientists’ expertise, state of the art equipment and advanced protocol, we enable to produce custom competent cells quickly, efficiently and of consistent high quality.

  • Save Time – Let us take the time to make your cells provide superb results
  • High Transformation Efficiency – Proprietary methods ensure cells provide the highest efficiency
  • Any Strain – Custom Competent Cells from any E. Coli or other strain
  • Format Flexibility – You choose the aliquote size, tube, or 96 well plate
  • Affordable – Priced competitively, discounts for bulk orders available
  • Quick Turnaround – Receive your strain, optimize transformation and provide results within 1-2 week!