Welcome to the Viral Vector Facility!


October 5th, 2021

Dear customers!

We have temporarily suspended the production of new serotypes for the AAV vector repository, as one of our coworkers, who is involved in the AAV vector production, is unexpectedly on sick leave at least until beginning of November because of an injury.

Furthermore, the VVF still receives a considerable number of requests for new AAV vectors and other services. New viral vector productions for custom-made orders can therefore be initiated earliest 3 to 4 weeks after the plasmid DNA has been received .

Thank you for your understanding!

The VVF team!



The VVF is open, shipping repository orders and accepting custom made orders.

Please place your order through our online ordering system or contact us by e-mail for further questions.

In case of any changes, we will inform you here.

Updated: January 6, 2021

Services offered by the Viral Vector Facility

The VVF offers the following services:

  • premade AAV viral vectors (repository)
  • custom-made viral vectors
  • molecular biology services

Viral Vector Repository

Premade AAV viral vectors are available as 50 μl aliquots from our repository.

Due to the limited stability of lentiviral and γ-retroviral vectors, these kind of viral vectors can not be offered via our repository.

For more information, please have a look here, or go directly to our Viral Vector Repository.

Custom-made viral vectors

The VVF currently offers the production of the following viral vectors on a custom-made basis:

  • single-stranded and self-complementary adenovirus-associated virus (AAV) vectors
  • lentiviral (LV) vectors
  • γ-retrovirus (RV) vectors

More information can be found here. Ordering of custom-made viral vectors has to be done using our Ordering System.

Molecular biology services

The molecular biology services available at the VVF cover:

  • cloning (custom-made plasmids)
  • amplification of plasmids (e. g. cloned by customer, obtained from a collaborator, stab culture ordered from Addgene)
  • large scale amplification of plasmids (up to 100 mg)

Amplification of plasmids is not limited to viral vector plasmids. More information about the molecular biology services can be found here.

All of the molecular biology services have to be ordered through our Ordering System.