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Addgene Newsletter, June 2019


Summer News from Addgene 

AAV-gradientWe’re in the midst of year three of our ready-to-use viral service. The service has grown rapidly and includes tools for optogenetics, chemogenetics, CRISPR, and more. We've been continuing to optimize our protocols for viral yield and quality. One of these strategies uses sucrose supplementation to improve yield which we published at the end of 2018. Now, we’re expanding to meet the needs of the scientific community by offering small aliquots of AAV for serotype testing (see below). 

During this time, we’ve also developed numerous educational resources for using viral vectors in the lab. We have viral protocols and videos (see below), a series of blog posts on viral vectors, and a viral vectors eBook. Whether you are new to viral vectors, or looking to learn about the latest tools, be sure to check them out. In the meantime, let us know how we can help you by filling out our suggest a plasmid or viral service suggestion forms.

- The Addgene Team


New from the Viral Service

We now offer trial size 20 µL aliquots of control AAV expressing GFP. This smaller sample size allows comparing the tropism of different serotypes before performing larger scale experiments.

Learn more about AAV serotype testing.

Learn about new and upcoming viral preps.


New and Improved Help Center

We've improved the functionality of our Help Center to bring you fast answers to frequently asked questions about:

  • Ordering and MTAs
  • Plasmid handling
  • Depositing plasmids
  • Viral service
  • Technical support
  • Technology transfer

Visit the Addgene Help Center.

All_FlamesHot Plasmids and Papers

  • Blocking synaptic transmission with optogenetics
  • Acoustic reporter genes
  • miRNA reporter vectors
  • CRISPR for immune cell editing

See all Hot Plasmids.


Addgene Protocols Go Viral 

Addgene’s Viral Service team has been optimizing our viral production over the past few years. Now, we’re continuing to build our educational resources for viral production including videos and written protocols for AAV purification and titering!

Find AAV protocols and videos.

Call for Guest Bloggers


Have you deposited new plasmids? Are you skilled in a particular technique? Share it with the scientific community through a guest post on the Addgene blog.

Summer Savings from Addgene

To save $20 off your next order, use the following discount code during the checkout process. Please be sure to enter this code in the *Promotion Number* field.

(Expires August 1, 2019)