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Cryobiology Links

 
Medi-Cult  http://www.medi-cult.com
In human IVF programmes it is usually sperm, zygotes  (preembryos), embryos and recently also blastocysts that are cryopreserved.  All freezing methods developed by Medi-Cult rely on the presence of one or more cryoprotectants.
Medi-Cult supplies Embryo Freezing Medium (EFM) and convenient Freezing and Thawing Packs with ready-to-use solutions for a 3 step freezing and thawing procedure. 
 
Nunc Cryopreservation Manual - http://www.nunc.nalgenunc.com/resource/technical/manual.html  
This standard laboratory cryopreservation reference manual reference is provided free by Nunc.
 
American Association of Tissue Banks - http://www.aatb.org/  
Professional organization for accreditation and information.
 
National Seed Storage Laboratory (NSSL) - http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/NoPlains/FtCollins/nsslmain.html  
The section on "Preservation" discusses cryogenic storage.
 
LifeNet - http://www.lifenet.org/  
LifeNet is the largest, full-service, non-profit allograft Tissue Banking System in the United States. LifeNet is also a non-profit, federally-designated, Organ Procurement Organization providing donation systems for heart, liver, kidney, pancreas,lung, and other organs for transplant.
 
Freezing fruit flies for future research - http://www.ornl.gov/ORNLReview/rev26-34/text/tecmain.html  
An article updating the Peter Mazur research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. From "Technical Highlights" in the ORNL Review from 1993. You have to page down about halfway for the article on Mazur.
 
 
Frozen Fruit Fly Embryos Hatched - http://www.ornl.gov/ORNLReview/rev26-1/net1026.html  
An article from "Technical Highlights" in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Review (Vol. 26, No. 1). You have to page down several pages to find this. It reports research of Peter Mazur and others from 1992.
 
 
Sensors and Cryobiology Research Group - http://www.luton.ac.uk/science/scrg/index.html  
Cryobiology research at the University of Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, specializing in cell and embryo cryopreservation and freeze-drying.
 
 
Cryopreservation of Biological Systems - http://www.engr.wisc.edu/groups/mtsm/cryopres/cryo.html  
Research on trehalose and cryopreservation at University of Wisconsin, Molecular Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Group.
 
 
Cryopreservation Application Guide - http://nalgenelab.nalgenunc.com/select/app/cryo/  
A manual for the cryopreservation of cells, as a downloadable PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat plug-in). From Nunc. 

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Ken Storey's Home Page - http://superior.carleton.ca/~kbstorey/  
The "frozen frog" expert at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
 
Freeze-Drying Homepage - http://www-users.rwth-aachen.de/Volker.Rindler/Cryo.html  
From Volker Rindler at the Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the Aachen University of Technology. Emphasis on freeze-drying red blood cells.
 
Asymptote Cool Guide to Cryopreservation - http://www.asymptote.co.uk/cryo/manual.shtml  
Manual of the general principles of cryobiology, especially regarding the preservation of sperm and embryos. 
 
 
Cryobiology (journal) - http://www.apnet.com/www/journal/cy.htm  
International Journal of Low Temperature Biology and Medicine. Published by the Society for Cryobiology.
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