TARGATT™ HEK293 Master Cell Line and Knockin Kit - A valuable research tool to generate stable knock-in cell lines!
The TARGATT™ Knockin Master Cell Line and Kit uses integrase-based integration of a transgene into a preselected intergenic and transcriptionally active genomic locus (hROSA26, hH11, hAAVS1 or other safe harbor loci) engineered with an integrase recognition “attP” docking site or “landing-pad"). Applied StemCell (ASC) provides landing-pad ready TARGATT™ master cell lines and kits.
The TARGATT™ HEK293 Master Cell Line and Knockin Kit includes a TARGATT™ cloning plasmid that contains an integrase-recognition “attB” sequence and can be used to generate the donor plasmid containing the gene of interest (transgene). When the donor plasmid is transfected into the master cell line along with the integrase expression plasmid (also provided in the kit), the integrase catalyzes the integration of the transgene at the attP-attB sites. This integration is unidirectional which results in a stable integrated knock-in cell line.
The landing pad in the TARGATT™ HEK293 master cell line is engineered into the well-defined, transcriptionally active, intergenic H11 locus (safe harbor locus/genomic hotspot). This locus enables the high-level expression of the integrated gene-of-interest without disruption of internal genes and gene silencing commonly seen with random integration.
Advantages of the TARGATT™ HEK293 Master Cell Line:
The TARGATT™ HEK293 Master Cell Lines and Knockin Kit combines the scalability, affordability, and ease of use of bacterial/yeast systems and the advantages of using mammalian cells (closer to the human environment and post-translational modifications) for efficient and stable gene knockin into cell lines and for library generation. If you would like to learn more, explore our product pages below (AST-1305) or contact us today!
If you would like to use your own cell line, our team can engineer the TARGATT™ system into your cell line of choice.
TARGATT™ CHO Cells for Recombinant Protein and Antibody Bioproduction! Applied StemCell’s TARGATT™ Master CHO cell lines leverage the site-specific gene integration capacity of serine integrase, phiC31 to knockin transgene(s) into transcriptionally active genomic hotspots, such as the H11 or the proprietary ASC2 (A2) safe harbor locus. These master cell lines enable highly efficient and rapid gene insertion and high levels of recombinant protein/antibody expression.
Our Master TARGATT™ CHO cell lines can exceed the capabilities of the traditionally made CHO antibody production cells and offers a platform for affordable and feasible bioproduction for antibodies and other recombinant proteins for companies and projects of all sizes.
Animal bioproduction uses transgenic animal mammary gland as a bioreactor for the production of recombinant proteins. Animal bioproduction, compared to CHO bioproduction, has the advantages of lower upfront and maintenance costs; is easy to contain, control and transport; involves faster development processes and no scale-up issues; and has a unique low-cost bulk holding stage (frozen milk). However, existing technological methods such as random integration to create transgenic animals have many limitations. Applied StemCell has overcome these limitations with our proprietary TARGATT™ technology to reproducibly, and consistently, control the knock-in locus, copy number, and expression of the target protein in transgenic animals.
Advantages of Animal Bioproduction (Biopharming):
We are excited to use our TARGATT™technology to rapidly engineer your bioproduction animals with your gene of interest. Please contact us for details, pricing, and timelines for your specific project.
TARGATT™ technology enables faster and more efficient site-specific integration of large DNA fragments in cell lines. Our proprietary technology offers an ideal platform for generating stable cell line libraries for mammalian cell display-mediated antibody engineering, protein evolution screening, mammalian two-hybrid (M2H) screens, and more. It allows only a 1:1 variant-to-cell ratio with a uniform and consistent expression of the gene/ protein for efficient screening.
At ASC, we integrated TARGATT™ site-specific knock-in technology into CHO and HEK293 cells. The TARGATT™ Master CHO and HEK293 Cell Lines enable single-copy insertion at a safe-harbor locus (H11, ASC2). High integration efficiencies and medium to high levels of protein expression have been observed.
The TARGATT™ master cell lines are ideal for antibody library construction. Our experts have successfully completed several custom TARGATT™ HEK293- and CHO-based library construction projects which have enabled the optimization of our off-the-shelf TARGATT™ HEK293 and CHO library screening kits (Drug selection and FACS kits available). These high-quality kits allow you to build your library in your own lab! Explore our products below or contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
ASC TARGATT™ Advantages:
Licensing and Evaluation Programs Available!
Applied StemCell (ASC) is a fast-growing gene and cell therapy CRO that continuously works to expand its technologies, services, and products to address the current and future needs of the industry and research community. ASC understands that monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are essential for research and development, so we established and optimized a single B cell antibody discovery platform that can be used to generate high-quality rabbit or alpaca antibodies. Choose from our selection of unique rabbit strains/lines, or ask us about our customized gene knockout rabbit. You can select our classical or accelerated immunization protocol based on your timeline constraints. Once the immunization process is complete, our team conducts single B cell cloning and delivers 40 ELISA positive recombinant mAbs and a data report. You can screen and select your clones of interest, or ASC can complete the screening process for you (*additional fees apply). After antibody selection, our scientists sequence and produce the elected antibodies.
During your free consultation, our experts can help you design a flexible project outline that captures all of your requirements. Once the project design is finalized, you send us your antigen and we take care of the rest. ASC will have your rabbit monoclonal antibodies in just a few weeks.