Proprietary Vectors Are Key to the FastPharming® System’s Versatility
Our proprietary vectors are designed for gene expression in the plant Nicotiana benthamiana.
Elements are present in each vector to allow for cloning in E. coli and Agrobacterium prior to transfer into N. benthamiana. These vectors have been tested successfully in N. benthamiana plants to express different types of proteins including various antigens, antibodies, growth factors, and cytokines.
The vectors incorporate various functional elements such as 35S promoter(s), viral replication factors, gene silencing suppression cassettes, and selection markers. Each vector is provided with a GFP reporter gene, which can be replaced with a gene of interest using standard restriction sites and standard cloning procedures.