Our services to your research

Our viruses

The VirusTech Facility offers Lentiviruses, Gamma-retroviruses and Adeno Associated Viruses (AAV), each of which has different capabilities, weakness and strengths (see table below). If you have decided what type of viruses will suit your research project best, please continue reading Before starting a Project and Our viruses sections to find out more of our services, price lists and ordering.

Vector Lentiviral Gamma-retrovirus AAVs
Family Retroviridae Retroviridae Parvoviridae
Cargo ssRNA(+) ssRNA(+) ssDNA
Packaging capacity (kB) 7 - 9 ≈ 10 4 - 5
Chromosomal integration Yes Yes No
Transduction post-mitotic cells Yes No Yes
Chance of oncogene activation Yes Yes No

Other services

The core has worked with other research institutes, companies and associations in order to achieve the rights for the usage of different empty expression vectors for LVs, rAAVs and RVs so our customers do only have to worry about which vector they want to use for the production of their viral particles.

  • Cloning of your inserts in our catalogue of different expression vectors.
  • Consulting in order to help researchers to decide which type would fit their need for a specific project.

The core facility has also began to offer DNA prep services (mini, maxi and mega) to save our precious customer´s time and help them to acquire their desired viral particles in the shortest time.

Services Prices (in SEK, as per plasmid)  
  Internal (KI users) External
DNA mini prep 500 600
DNA Maxi prep (endo-free) 1500 3600
DNA Giga prep (endo-free) 3600 7600
Cell and Molecular BiologyVirology