Ultrarapid vitrification of mouse oocytes and embryos.
Mark G Larman, David K Gardner
Methods in Molecular Biology | Published : 2014
Cryopreservation facilitates long-term storage of gametes and embryos for numerous purposes. For example, cryobanking of unique mouse strains, particularly transgenic mice, offers important protection of valuable genetics. It also provides a practical solution for facilities trying to house large numbers of research animals or those looking to relocate without the risk of introducing an animal-derived pathogen. Furthermore, cryopreservation is currently being used for fertility preservation both in humans and as a safeguard for endangered animals. Ultrarapid vitrification offers an elegant, quick, and very reliable method for cryopreservation of mouse oocytes and embryos. Furthermore, resear..View full abstract