Vitreous cryopreservation is a practice that allows for the preservation of biomaterials without the risk of excess ice accumulation.
Porcine tissues are an excellent model for this sort of research. There are many stresses – internal, thermal, residual – induced by the rapid cooling process of vitreous cryopreservation.
By using porcine tissues, researchers can fine-tune the methods used in cryopreservation and improve the process, which in turn will allow for effective preservation of larger materials.
Since porcine hepatic tissue is so similar to the liver tissue found in humans, it is an excellent tissue model for vitreous cryopreservation research. A recent study in China – published in the March 2017 edition of the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer — used porcine hepatic tissue to look at vitreous cryopreservation.
In the past, we’ve reported on how porcine tissue has helped with research into pancreatic cancer, spinal cord injuries and organ transplants.
Animal Biotech has spent close to three decades supplying the biomedical research community with high quality research porcine tissue to help them continue their important work.
We provide live porcine models as well as post mortem porcine tissues, organs and glands to leading research facilities. Contact Animal Biotech to learn how we can help you make your next discovery.