The BTX Caliper Electrodes are in vivo style re-usable electrodes that are used for a variety of applications. Caliper Electrodes come in two models, with each model consisting of a caliper and a pair of end plates. Model 0289438 are used for smaller animals with a smaller surface area, while model 0289440 is used to target slightly larger surface areas. The end plates of the Caliper Electrode may be adjusted by using the black roller mounted on the caliper. Caliper Electrodes may be cleaned with a mild detergent and sterilized with ethanol or ethylene oxide. Properly maintained Caliper Electrodes have an unlimited life, and are compatible with most BTX Electroporation Systems.
Caliper Electrodes are made of stainless steel and may be used for many electroporation applications, including drug and gene delivery. The electrodes span the target area following injection of the molecule of interest, and electroporation pulses are delivered using a BTX Electroporation System. The electric field introduced by the Caliper Electrodes cause transient pores to form in the cells of the tissue, allowing uptake of the molecules into the cells.