Direct Plate V1

Intact Genomics (ig®) DirectPlate™  chemically competent E. coli cells offer superb convenience and the highest transformation efficiency on the market.

●  Save Time
Simplify and shorten transformation workflow by eliminating heat shock, lengthy incubations, and time-consuming outgrowth procedures.
●  Improve Results
Utilizing our scientists’ expertise, state-of-the-art equipment and advanced protocols, Intact Genomics DirectPlate™ competent cells are manufactured to provide transformation efficiency that is consistently higher than the competition.
●  Broad Applications
Our competent cells can be used for cloning and library construction, protein expression, phage display, plant research and other applications (we can even make custom DirectPlate™ Cells!).


DirectPlate™ Competent Cells

Intact Genomics (ig®) DirectPlate™  chemically competent E. coli cells are the perfect choice for researchers looking to simplify their transformation workflow by eliminating time-consuming heat shock, lengthy incubations, and outgrowth procedures, as illustrated below.

DirectPlate 5-alpha chemically competent cells Protocol Comp

Comparison Testing

All Intact Genomics products undergo extensive quality control and quality assurance testing.  Part of this testing for DirectPlate™  Competent Cells includes testing transformation efficiency against competitors.  Transformation efficiency is tested by using the pUC19 control DNA supplied with the kit and using the high-efficiency transformation protocol. Transformation efficiency for DirectPlate™  Competent Cells should be greater than 1×108 – 10CFU/µg pUC19 DNA. Intact Genomics has performed extensive comparison testing to prove our DirectPlate™  Competent Cells have the highest transformation efficiency on the market.

Direct Plate vs ZYMO 5-alpha Competent Cell Comparison

Custom DirectPlate™ Competent Cells

The scientists at Intact Genomics are the premier experts in competent cell production, with unmatched quality, service and value in the industry. We offer custom DirectPlate™ Competent Cells services to meet customer’s specific research needs.  Utilizing our scientists’ expertise, state of the art equipment and advanced protocol, we enable to produce custom DirectPlate™ competent cells quickly, efficiently, and of consistently high quality.

  • Save Time – Let us take the time to make your cells provide superb results
  • High Transformation Efficiency – Proprietary methods ensure cells provide the highest efficiency
  • Any Strain – Custom Competent Cells from any E. Coli or other strain
  • Format Flexibility – You choose the aliquote size, tube, or 96 well plate
  • Affordable – Priced competitively, discounts for bulk orders available
  • Quick Turnaround – Receive your strain, optimize transformation and provide results within 1-2 week!