How Electroporators Work & How We Can Save Your Lab Time & Money

Despite the diversity in methods, the Excedr lease program is able to source all instrument types and can accommodate any brand preferences your end-user might have. Request an estimate today and see how leasing can discount your electroporator price.

All equipment brands/models are available

Here are the advantages of Excedr’s electroporator leasing program:

  • Leasing eliminates the upfront cost of buying equipment by enabling you to make payments over time
  • Payments may be 100% tax-deductible*, which yields you significant cash-savings
  • It costs less to lease through our program than to purchase outright
  • Our comprehensive repair coverage minimizes your lab’s downtime
  • We handle and streamline the admin work associated with instrument procurement and maintenance
  • With the capital saved through our program, labs are better able to reinvest in their core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)

*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.

Microbiology is home to a wide variety of specialized techniques, of which electroporation is one.

Electroporation, or electropermeabilization as it is sometimes called, applies an electrical field to the cells in a sample to increase the permeability of the cellular membrane. This is tremendously useful for allowing DNA, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals to be introduced and integrated into the cell’s structure.

The appliances that were created to perform this process are called electroporators. A cuvette, a small tube with straight sides that is sealed on one end, is used as the container for the sample. The cuvette generally has electrodes placed on its sides, which facilitate the current’s interaction with the sample inside. After the current has finished, a small volume of a liquid medium is added to the sample.

Medical, Laboratory, & Other Applications

Electroporators are always used for biomedical applications, with many different industries capitalizing on these benefits to fulfill their specific needs, including:

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The medical field has been using electroporation for years to research new methods of introducing medicine to cells. Unsurprisingly, much of this research has focused on cancer and tumors specifically. Electroporation uses intense, short bursts of electricity,which briefly causes permeability in the cell membrane and allows drugs to be introduced into the cell. This is referred to as electrochemotherapy when used with chemotherapeutic drugs, and is driving innovative research on methods to treat cancer.


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Much of the applications that labs use electroporators for deal with bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms. By altering the cells, allowing them to recover, and then culturing the samples, scientists can safely and reproducibly transform their microorganisms with a significantly higher efficiency than other methods. The safety, ease of use, and convenient features can help researchers save time and minimize human error.


Animal Studies
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Another intriguing application of this technique is to research its effect during in vivo animal studies. One example of this regarded treating cutaneous malignant tumors in mice. This study used irreversible electroporation to ablate the tumors. The success rate was high, with 12 of 13 mice having their tumors completely ablated. Many companies are continuing this research, and hopefully in years to come it can revolutionize the cutaneous tumor treatment process.


Electricity & Cell Membranes
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While using electricity to treat cells might seem like a more modern development for the scientific community, the idea of using an external electrical field to affect membranes was originally pitched in publications in the 1960s. Approximately 10 years later, a variety of groups continuing this research found that if the potential energy used during the testing reached a critical level, the membrane would break down completely. It took several more years to find an appropriate solution to this problem, but researchers eventually concluded that applying a short pulse of electricity would open pores in the membrane which could then be resealed, allowing the cells to survive the process. This process changed from theoretical to applicable in the 1980s and has seen use and improvement since.


Whatever your leasing needs may be, from electroporators to particle analysis devices, Excedr is here to help. Connect with us at (510) 982-6552 or complete our contact form and we can discuss exactly what type of equipment you’re interested in.

We Offer Flexible Electroporator Leases to Fit Every Need

Operating Lease

This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.


If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.

Electroporator Manufacturers & Models on the Market
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Gene Pulser Xcell Electroporation System, MicroPulser Electroporator, Gene Pulser MXcell Electroporation System

BTX/Harvard Apparatus:
AgilePlus MAX Electroporation System, Gemini Twin Wave Electroporators, ECM 2001+ Electrofusion & Electroporation System, ECM 830 Square Wave Electroporation System, ECM 630, Exponential Decay Wave Electroporation System, ECM 399 Exponential Decay Wave Electroporation System, Legacy ECM 2001 Electro Cell Fusion & Electroporation System

Celetrix Biotechnologies:
Electroporator, CTX-1500A LE, CTX-1500A EX

Nepa Gene Co.:
NEPA21 Super Electroporator, ELEPO21 In Vitro High Energy Electroporator, NEPA Porator, CUY21 SC Square Wave Electroporator, CUY21 EDIT Square Wave Electroporator

and more!


Operating Capital Benefits

Operating Capital Benefits

Excedr's operating lease structure allows you to keep your business credit line open for expansions, staffing, and other operational expenses. Additionally, it strengthens the cash flow of your business and keeps cash reserves free for business development opportunities.

Effects on Credit

Effects on Credit

Leasing / renting provides you with non-dilutive financing and does not hinder your future borrowing ability. You're able to acquire the equipment you need without the baggage associated with traditional financing.

Used Equipment

Used Equipment

Unlike traditional financing and leasing companies, the Excedr program can accommodate refurbished/reconditioned equipment in addition to demo units. If you are looking for additional cost-savings, we recommend considering this option.

Speed of Approval

Speed of Approval

Excedr's program allows you to respond quickly as your need for equipment and technology arises. You can be approved with minimal documentation and have the equipment you need in operation and generating revenue for your business quickly.