Plasmid DNA has been successfully delivered to mammalian cells by applying a nanosecond pulsed laser-induced stress wave (LISW). Cells exposed to a LISW were selectively transfected with plasmids coding for green fluorescent protein. It was also shown that transient, mild cellular heating (∼43°C) was effective in improving the transfection efficiency.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics