Posts Tagged: cryopreservation


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Cryopreservation of human mesenchymal stem cells for clinical applications

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are anchorage-dependent, non-hematopoietic fibroblast-like stem cells with multi‑lineage potential. They can be induced to differentiate into many cell types, including osteoblasts, myoblasts, adipocytes and chondrocytes. Although they were originally detected in bone marrow, they have also been found in dental pulp, adipose tissue and amniotic fluid. More than 500 clinical trials… Read article →


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Cryopreservation as a method for long-term sample storage

Cryopreservation (cryogenic preservation) is “the storage of cells, tissues and organs following appropriate ‘preparatory’ procedures at the ultra-low temperature of liquid nitrogen (–196°C).” (1) This form of preservation is ideal for biobanking because these cold temperatures slow chemical and physical reactions of the biomolecules and biospecimens and stop the samples from degrading. Liquid nitrogen biobanks… Read article →