"In our group, siPOOLs by siTOOLs for specific and sustained gene knockdown are used for several years now. We have tested and worked with approx. 35-40 siPOOLs by now. siPOOLs are easy in handling, and mostly effective in transient specific gene knockdown experiments. We could not detect any side effects, and the available control (control siPOOL) has no side effects on function or gene expression that we can detect as compared to untransfected cells.
As compared to other commercially available single siRNAs, siPOOLs are much more effective, therefore, we can use less amounts of siPOOLs, which is very cost-efficient. Moreover, xenograft tumor models demonstrated that specific gene knockdown is sustained, i.e. gene knockdown is longer as compared to single siRNAs. siPOOLs are easy in handling, we use Lipofectamine 2000 or RNAimax as described by the manufacturer. The client service offered by siTOOLs is excellent. We get advice and even hands-on support immediately whenever necessary."