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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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When a large number of cells need to be treated, the electroporation cuvette (1mm electrode) may be the first choice.
The global transfection technologies market segmentation is based on transfection methods (instrument based method, electroporation, biolistic technology, microinjection, laserfection, reagent based method, lipid mediated transfection, calcium phosphate, catonic polymers, DEAE-dextran, activated dendrimers, magnetic beads, virus based method), and its applications (biomedical research, transgenic models, cancer research, gene and protein expression studies, cell based microarrays for drug discovery and development, therapeutic delivery, biotherapeutics, electro-chemotherapy and electro-immunotherapy, protein production).
The high transformation efficiency was recorded in Lactobacillus casie393 (9.9x102 and 2.4x102), Lactobacillus pentosus (1.1x103and 3.1x102), Lactobacillus plantarum (1.2x103 and 3.7x102), with chemically engineered IBDV-vp2 expression plasmids viz., (i) pPG612-HCE-PgsA-vp2-rrnBT1T2, (ii) pPG612-HCE-T7g10-PgsA-vp2-rrnBT1T2 by electroporation. Further confirmation of electro-transformation was analyzed by isolation, digestion and PCR.
However, in the US, the Food & Drug Administration requested additional information from Ichor Medical Systems on the TriGrid 2.0 electroporation delivery system, Scancell said.
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a nonthermal tumor ablation technique and has been deemed safe and feasible in tumors which are adjacent to critical structures (2-4).
The collaboration is aimed at assessing the use of Roswell Park's intravital microscopy and OncoSec's proprietary plasmid, TAVOPLUS, in combination with the company's APOLLO electroporation generator in preclinical studies.
AngioDynamics announced enrollment of the first patient in its NanoKnife Irreversible Electroporation "Data IRE Cancer Treatment" clinical study.
* The target cells and tissues to which researchers may deliver CRISPR gene-editing tools will continue to expand by using more sophisticated transfection techniques such as electroporation. Electroporation is a transfection method that is more efficient than traditional methods such as chemical or viral delivery.
coli DH10[alpha] by electroporation method (EppendorfEporatorA(r), Hamburg, Germany) set (Yanagisawa et al., 2004).
[ClickPress, Mon Oct 01 2018] According to the new market research report "Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market by Method (Biochemical (Calcium Phosphate, Lipofection, Dendrimers), Physical (Electroporation, Nucleofection), Viral)), Application (Biomedical, Protein Production), End User - Global Forecast to 2021" , analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints/challenges, and opportunities.