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A process of applying a high-voltage electrical pulse to a living cell, causing temporary permeability of the cell membrane, through which a foreign material such as DNA may pass.

[electro- + poration, inducement of permeability of a cell membrane (pore + -ation).]
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Antitumor drug delivery in multicellular spheroids by electropermeabilization.
Hence, in the present Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA), a fast CARS microscope will be integrated with a suitable wide band in vitro electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure setup to study the role of membrane lipid reactions and interfacial water in the electropermeabilization phenomenon.
Electropermeabilization entails using short high-voltage pulses to overcome the barrier of the cell membrane.