Lipofectin vs Lipofectamine

Dave Bates dobates at
Wed Apr 12 19:03:40 EST 1995

In article <3mgqpl$47c at>
Matthew Frosch <frosch at> writes:

> I am interested in other people's experience with these two GIBCO 
> reagents for transfections.  What have others found in comparison of 
> these liposome reagents?
> I am specifically interested in using them to transfect primary cultures
> of neurons -- does anyone have any experience with this?
> Any help will be appreciated.
> Matthew Frosch
> Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

The efficiency of Lipofectamnine is double that of lipofectin in our
hands in endothelial cells. And it's cheaper (it comes as 2mg and we
use 10ug/ml)

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