The Relevance Of Ice Crystal Formation For The Cryopreservation Of Tissues & Organs

This paper discusses the role of ice crystal formation in causing or contributing to the difficulties that have been encountered in attempts to develop effective methods for the cryopreservation of some tissues and all organs. It is shown that extracellular ice can be severely damaging but also that cells in situ in tissues can behave quite differently from similar cells in a suspension with respect to intracellular freezing.

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Novel portable hypothermic pulsatile perfusion preservation technology: Improved viability and function of rodent and canine kidneys.

A reliable, portable, cost effective device for perfusion preservation of donor organs remains elusive. A portable, organ perfusion device design for hypothermic, machine perfusion (HMP) that successfully supported rodent kidneys for 24 hours was evaluated in canine kidneys.

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