The present invention provides novel recombinant baculovirus expression systems for expressing foreign genetic material in a host cell. Such expression systems are readily adapted to an automated method for expression foreign genetic material in a high throughput manner. In other aspects, the present invention features a novel automated method for determining the function of foreign genetic material by transfecting the same into a host by way of the recombinant baculovirus expression systems according to the present invention.
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. TC-1466-97 between ONYX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the University of California, which operates the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 with the United States Department of Energy.