HARI Treatment Options

Cryopreservation

Cells are preserved by cooling to temperature of approx -196°C as at these low temperatures, biological activity is effectively stopped. Cells have high water content and this water can form ice crystals during freezing which have the potential to damage the cells so successful freezing depends on the addition of a cryoprotectant and the removal of some of the water content. Two different methods have evolved that maximizes embryo survival rates: