Standardized Cryopreservation of Stem Cells
Successful commercial and clinical application of stem cells requires robust and practical cryopreservation protocols. Stem cells, particularly human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells, are notoriously sensitive to cryopreservation, requiring specialized protocols to maintain optimal cell viability and recovery. This chapter reviews the current state of stem cell cryopreservation and provides a clinically relevant, optimized method for controlled rate freezing and thawing of human stem cells that is reliable, inexpensive, and user friendly. This method successfully prepares stem cells for long-term cryogenic storage while ensuring maximal post-thaw cell viability.
Key wordsCryopreservation Stem cells Freezing Thawing Standardization Stem cell culture Stem cell biology
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