To Walters, meeting the technical challenge of cryopreserving
the elm is crucial to the laboratory's overarching mission, which is to safeguard not only important plant genetic resources, but also those of animals and microorganisms.
When considered in combination with a voluntary embryo donation program, it seems wise to allow [in vitro fertilization] couples the option of cryopreserving
supernumerary embryos and donating them when no longer needed," no matter how long the time period, the authors said.
The ThermoGenesis-Mediware system will manage and track the collecting, processing, cryopreserving
, archiving, genetic matching, transplanting and patient outcomes of cell therapy products such as neonatal cord blood stem cells.
Researchers already have some means of cryopreserving
animals, but those options have their limitations.
An understanding of how these animals survive could suggest techniques for cryopreserving
human organs (SN: 8/29/87, p.
The Kazakh researchers started cryopreserving
currants and blackberries with basic methods and will now apply the new techniques to apples and apricots.
For example, we've already had discussions with several labs about cryopreserving