Electroporation for Drug and Gene Delivery in the Clinic: Doctors Go Electric

  • Julie Gehl
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 423)

Abstract

Electroporation is a unique system for drug and gene delivery, as it is possible to very specifically target certain tissues within the body with whatever drug, gene, isotope, or other product is desired in a specific situation. An increasing number of clinical trials are being launched, and sophistication of equipment and protocols continues. This chapter reviews present knowledge from clinical trials, describes important issues in the patient management when using electroporation, and outlines future perspectives of the technology.

Keywords

electroporation clinical protocol electrode electrochemotherapy gene electrotransfer 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The ESOPE study was supported by the European Union's 5th FP, under the leadership of Lluis M. Mir. Dr. Poul F. Geertsen photographed the treatment session shown in Fig. 27.1.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie Gehl
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  1. 1.Department of OncologyCopenhagen University Hospital at HerlevHerlev RingvejDenmark

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