BL21(DE3) Singles Competent Cells - Novagen

BL21(DE3) is a chemically competent E. coli cell suitable for transformation and high level protein expression using a T7 RNA polymerase-IPTG induction system.

storage conditions

= -70C

Nivel de calidad




condiciones de almacenamiento

OK to freeze
avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

transformación celular

transformation efficiency: >2×107 cfu/μg

temp. de almacenamiento


Descripción general

A common method for transformation of DNA plasmids into E. coli is the use of chemically competent cells. Although competent cells can be prepared in the laboratory, greater efficiency, reproducibility, and convenience are achieved using Novagen prepared competent cells. Novagen® Singles Competent Cells are designed for ultimate convenience and reliability in plasmid transformation. Chemically competent cells are prepared using an optimized method. Cells are provided in 50 µl volumes, eliminating the need to aliquot, freeze/thaw, or waste partially used vials, saving time and money and ensuring reliable cell performance. To use, simply thaw, add DNA, incubate 5 minutes on ice, heat shock for 30 seconds, place on ice for 2 minutes, and add SOC medium.
T7 expression strains are lysogens of bacteriophageDE3, as indicated by the (DE3). These hosts carry achromosomal copy of the T7 RNA polymerase gene under control of the lacUV5 promoter. Such strains are suitable for production of protein from target genes cloned in appropriate T7 expression vectors, using IPTG as an inducer.
BL21 has been the gold standard for protein expression since it was first introduced in 1990. Deficient in lon and ompT proteases, BL21 and its derivatives are ideal for many applications.
Genotype: FompT hsdSB (rB mB) gal dcm (DE3)

This product contains genetically modified organisms (GMO). Within the EU GMOs are regulated by Directives 2001/18/EC and 2009/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and their national implementation in the member States respectively. This legislation obliges us to request certain information about you and the establishment where the GMOs are being handled. Click here for Enduser Declaration (EUD) Form.
BL21(DE3) is a chemically competent E. coli cell suitable for transformation and high level protein expression using a T7 RNA polymerase-IPTG induction system.


•11 rxn or 22 rxnBL21(DE3) Singles Competent Cells•2 or 4 × 2 mlSOC Medium•10 µlTest Plasmid


Toxicity: Multiple Toxicity Values, refer to MSDS (O)

Perfil del ADN

Genotype: FompT hsdSB (rB mB) gal dcm (DE3)

Información legal

NOVAGEN is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Nuestro equipo de científicos tiene experiencia en todas las áreas de investigación: Ciencias de la vida, Ciencia de los materiales, Síntesis química, Cromatografía, Analítica y muchas otras.

Póngase en contacto con el Servicio técnico

Redes sociales

LinkedIn icon
Twitter icon
Facebook Icon
Instagram Icon


Investigación. Desarrollo. Producción.

Somos un proveedor líder para la industria de Ciencias de la Vida con soluciones y servicios para investigación, desarrollo y producción biotecnológicos, y para desarrollo y producción de tratamientos farmacéuticos

© 2021 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Alemania y/o sus filiales. Todos los derechos reservados.

Queda estrictamente prohibida la reproducción sin permiso de cualquiera de los materiales de la página web.