Baculoviral expression systems are commonly used to produce large quantities of recombinant proteins in insect cell hosts. The advantage of using this system over bacterial cells is that proteins produced closely resemble mammalian proteins.
Insect cells can accommodate large, complex proteins and carry out post translational requirements.
The facility in Chelsea contains all equipment necessary for insect cell culture including:
- MSC hoods (Nuaire x2)
- Shaker incubators (Innova S44i Eppendorf x3)
- Centrifuge (Beckman Coulter Avanti J15R x1).