Effectiveness of gelatin solidification for unfrozen preservation and transportation of astrocytes

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We herein studied a non-cryogenic cell preservation and transportation method. We found that astrocytes can be preserved in an unfrozen state at 4℃ (without medium exchange), while maintaining good condition in comparison with cryopreservation for the periods of 5 - 7 days. The gelatin solidification method can also prevent decreases in survival rate by preventing damage to astrocytes during transportation. Therefore, the gelatin solidification method at 4℃ may be a useful choice for short-term preservation and transportation.

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Ishibashi, N. , Sotome, S. , Nakajima, K. and Shimizu, A. (2012) Effectiveness of gelatin solidification for unfrozen preservation and transportation of astrocytes. Advances in Biological Chemistry, 2, 238-242. doi: 10.4236/abc.2012.23029.

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