Culture Shock is an open-source electroporator that was developed through internet based collaboration, starting on the DIYbio Google Group. It is an evolution on the traditional capacitive discharge circuit topology, instead using pulsed induction to enable a programmable waveform as well as reduce the size, weight, and cost of the equipment. With all these benefits, we hope to reduce the burden of laboratory consumables for DNA transformation and electrofusion procedures, where chemical supplies are currently relied on. The added benefit of programmability allows many cell types to be manipulated by altering the voltage level, or even giving the voltage profile a particular shape.

Project Author(s)

John Griessen; Nathan McCorkle; Bryan Bishop

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