Ed-digital

The Ed-digital PCR test directly informs on the presence and number of transgenes inserted in the genome
of CRISPR-edited cells.

The Ed-digital PCR test
Cell types

Any cells

Stages

Gene editing

sample

- DNA
- Cell culture supernatant
(> 70% confluence)
- Cell pellet

Shipment

- Room temperature
- Room temperature
.
- Dry ice

Detection

Puromycin
Neomycin
mCherry

Time

2-3 days
after sample reception

Stem Genomics Ed-digital test offers

Thanks to its flexibility and ability to achieve precise targeting, the CRISPR system is a powerful gene editing tool for various molecular biology applications. The Ed-digital test allows the detection of the number of transgene copies present in the genome of gene-edited cells using droplet digital PCR.

Transgene copy number determination: puromycin, neomycin, and mCherry
Our test has been designed for the detection of common resistance cassettes (puromycin, neomycin) and the fluorescent reporter gene mCherry.
It provides precise information on:
• The actual presence or absence of the transgene
• The number of integrated transgenes
• Off-target genomic integration (see below)

If transgene copy number = 2
1. The on-target insertion is homozygous: absence of off-target insertion (A)
2. The zygosity of the on-target insertion is unknown:
- The insertion is homozygous and on-target (A)
- There is one on-target and one off-target insertion (B)

If transgene copy number > 2
In this case, there is at least one off-target insertion.
Example with copy number = 3:
1. If the on-target insertion is homozygous, there is only one off-target insertion (C)
2. The zygosity of the on-target insertion is unknown:
- The insertion is homozygous; there is one off-target insertion (C)
- There is one on-target and two off-target insertions (D)

Custom assays for the detection of a specific transgene
Custom assays can be developed on request. Please, contact us.

Different scenarios of transgene insertions

Notes:
• If copy number values are different from a whole number, the population is not clonal (mosaicism).
• For off-target insertions, the Ed-digital test cannot provide information on their genome position.

Stem Genomics offers a fast, precise and cost-effective method to quickly quantify transgene copy number
in gene-edited cells.