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The Science of Cryobiology

  • Steven F. Mullen
  • John K. Critser
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 138)

The demand for effective bio-preservation methods in the medical community continues to increase with advances in transplantation and transfusion medicine [1]. In reproductive medicine, pre-implantation embryo cryopreservation has become an integral component of overall patient care, increasing the success rate per oocyte retrieval cycle [2,3]. Oocyte cryopreservation is becoming increasingly important due to legal restrictions on the creation and transplantation of supernumerary preimplantation embryos as well as ethical considerations surrounding the cryopreservation of pre-implantation embryos [4,5].

Keywords

Cool Rate Cold Shock Mouse Oocyte Vitrification Solution Osmotic Tolerance 
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