TetraGenetics Inc has developed the TetraExpress™ platform: a powerful cross-cutting technology for the overexpression of membrane and secreted proteins using Tetrahymena thermophila. Tetrahymena, a unicellular model organism, has a number of differential biological features particularly well-suited to the production of these important classes of proteins. The advantages of the TetraExpress™ platform are particularly pronounced when producing historically difficult proteins, for example ion channels, where the yield of correctly folded and functional protein from TetraExpress™ is up to 100 times that produced in traditional expression host cell systems (e.g., mammalian cells).
TetraGenetics Inc has now joined forces with the NIH (ORIP)-funded Tetrahymena stock center at Cornell University to provide access to TetraExpress™ for the not-for-profit academic and government-research community at reasonable cost.
Protein Expression services include: