cryoprotectant


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cryoprotectant

(krī′ō-prə-tĕk′tənt)
n.
A substance, such as glycerol, used to protect cells or tissues from damage during freezing.

cry′o·pro·tec′tant adj.
cry′o·pro·tec′tive adj.

cryoprotectant

(krī′ō-prō-tĕk″tănt)
A drug that permits cells to survive freezing and thawing.
cryoprotective (-tĕk′tĭv), adjective
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* A new polymer that's a cryoprotectant dramatically improves the freezing of cells, has been discovered by researchers at the University of Warwick
We call it superflash freezing, and it can almost vitrify and cryopreserve living cells without any cryoprotectant agent," said Yoshitake Akiyama.
Effect of encapsulant and cryoprotectant on the viability of probiotic PediococcusacidilacticiATCC 8042 during freeze-drying and exposure to high acidity, bile salts and heat.
According to the results, it seems that cooling speed and cryoprotectant itself are effective on the integrity of oocyte ultrastructure during freezing-thawing (Nottola et al., 2009).
He, "Effects of superchilling and cryoprotectants on the quality of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) surimi: microbial growth, oxidation, and physiochemical properties," LWT--Food Science and Technology, vol.
This method can protect sensitive explants against harmful conditions, for example, the exposure to potentially toxic substances present in cryoprotectants used during the procedure (Subramaniam, Sinniah, Khoddamzadeh, Periasamy, & James, 2013).
The vitrification method for chondrite sheets using different cryoprotectant solutions was studied by Maehara et al.
The recent evolution of cryopreservation techniques, cryoprotectant media, and straws/devices, allowed an expressive increase in the use of these methods.
This drains the blood and fluid from the body's cells before replacing it with cryoprotectant - medical-grade antifreeze.