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  • FAQ: Are NEB's competent cells compatible with the "Plate and Go" protocol?

    There is a "Plate and Go" protocol that provides a quick way to transform your cells by simply adding plasmid to cells and plating. No heat shock step is required. NEB has tested our and other companies' cells and all experienced a drop in efficiency. However, since NEB cells are highly efficient, the drop in efficiency may be sufficient for your needs.