Irreversible Electroporation Animation
The NanoKnife® system utilizes the power of irreversible electroporation (IRE). NanoKnife® technology uses this power to destroy diseased tissue.
Two or more needle electrodes are positioned in or around the diseased tissue in order for high-voltage pulses to be delivered to the tissue, creating nanopores within the cell membrane. This stimulus causes apoptosis in the targeted cells, causing ablation of the diseased tissue.