Initiate Retrovirus Service


To initiate a retrovirus service, we recommend you contact us to discuss the production process. Once you have generated the plasmid for transfection, prepare 50 ug of purified plasmid and send it to us along with the Service Request Form. For production of new producer cell lines, be sure to indicate which cell you want, Phoenix A or E. We will contact you when the virus is ready to ship. Contact us at any time if you have questions about the production process or are interested in the progress of production.

We have multiple procedures for the transfection of retrovirus:

  • Use Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to produce retroviral supernatant
  • Use the protocol provided by our clients to do transient transfection of retrovectors
  • Service for concentrated retroviral supernatant is available

To request a Retrovirus service, fill out the Service Request Form and e-mail it to or return it to us by fax at (713) 798-1230.

To send us plasmids or vectors for expansion, use the following shipping information:

Vector Development Laboratory
One Baylor Plaza, N1010
Mailstop 505
Houston, TX 77030

(713) 798-1238