Cryopreservation: Technologies, Applications and Risks/Outcomes


Acel Colvert (Editor)
Hugh Coty (Editor)

Series: Cell Biology Research Progress, Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: MED052000

Cryopreservation is a process where cells or whole tissues are preserved by cooling to sub-zero temperatures, typically 77 K. At these cold temperatures, any biological activity, including the biochemical reactions that would cause cell death, is effectively stopped. In this book, the authors discuss the technologies, applications and risks/outcomes of cryopreservation. Topics include cryopreservation of filamentous fungi; differential scanning calorimetry as a useful tool for understanding crystallization and slow-freezing protocols; alternatives to cryopreservation for the short and long-term storage of mammalian cells; and mathematical modeling and simulations in the cryopreservation of living cells. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )




Table of Contents


Cryopreservation of Filamentous Fungi: A Review
(Ladislav Homolka, Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)

Differential Scanning Calorimetry: A Useful Tool for Better Understanding Crystallisation and Slow-Freezing Protocols
(P. Bruyere, A. Baudot, P. Guérin, G. Louis, T. Joly, S. Buff, Université de Lyon, VetAgro Sup, Marcy l’Etoile, France, and others)

Alternatives to Cryopreservation for the Short and Long-Term Storage of Mammalian Cells
(Karen Coopman, Centre for Biological Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)

Mathematical Modeling and Simulations in Cryopreservation of Living Cells
(N.D. Botkin, K-H. Hoffmann, V.L. Turova, Technische Universitat Munchen, Mathematics Centre, Munich, Germany)



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