Ultra-Rapid Tissue Cyropreservation Method and Apparatus
Northern Illinois University, Illinois, United States
A method and apparatus for the processing of tissue and cellular material during cryopreservation and/or processing for microscopy. The method and apparatus maximizes heat transfer coefficients by using liquid-free cryopreservation protocols and maximizing glass transition characteristics through increasing pressure during cryopreservation.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This method is simple, allows for robust fluid-tight sealing and can facilitate ultrarapid cooling and warming rates for thick tissues that may make cryopreservation of many different tissue types. A feature of the high pressure portion of this apparatus is to maximize sample-to-metal contact, further enhancing heat transfer characteristics.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 707
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Proposals are currently pending
Primary Sources of Funding: University, Other
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners