Improvement in electroporation-based applications led to the creation in 2012 of a European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), designed to promote international cooperation in science and technology to better understand the characteristics of electroporation, promote communication between research groups, and allow the development of new and existing applications by integrating multidisciplinary research groups and the training of new researchers. COST brings together 590 people from 247 different institutions, in 44 countries. (See www.electroporation.net).
In 2016, International Society for Electroporation-Based Technologies and Treatments was formed, to extend the COST network outside Europe, with an aim to foster the development of electroporation-based applications, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge between researchers from different scientific fields and countries.
LEROY Biotech has been an active member of both organizations since their creation.