Welcome to the Viral Vector Facility!

November 29th, 2021


The VVF will be closed for Christmas from December, 24th, 2021 until January, 9th, 2022.

The last day for initiation of custom made viral vector production before the Christmas break is Thursday, December 9th, 2021. Please make sure that your plasmid DNA samples arrive in time.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Your VVF team



November 15th, 2021

Dear customers!

We have temporarily suspended the production of new serotypes for the AAV vector repository at least until middle of January 2022. Our coworker, who has been on sick leave, is back at work, but still has some limitations due to injury.

Viral vector productions for custom-made orders are processed as usual and will be initiated about 3 to 4 weeks after the plasmid DNA has been received.

Thank you for your understanding!

The VVF team!


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.