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A substance, such as glycerol, used to protect cells or tissues from damage during freezing.

cry′o·pro·tec′tant adj.
cry′o·pro·tec′tive adj.


(Biology) an agent which prevents cell damage caused by cryopreservation
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Cryopreservation packaging bags are used routinely as part of the cryopreservation of a range of different human tissue products alongside cryoprotectant solution so must conform to the business and functional requirements listed below.
The use of cryoprotectant agents (CPAs) in testicular cryopreservation protocols is a major step towards maintenance of cell viability after the tissue has been thawed because CPAs prevent some of the damage caused during the thawing process.
Recently, vitrification methods have been improved using enhancement of cooling rate, decline in the volume of cryoprotectant and different carrier systems (7-9).
One of the ways to obtaining better results is optimizing the cryoprotectant concentration before the explants immersion in LN, aiming to increase survival after the application of cryopreservation techniques (Papadopoulos et al.
This drains the blood and fluid from the body's cells before replacing it with cryoprotectant - medical-grade antifreeze.
a-d) superscripts indicates the significant difference between concentrations of each cryoprotectant, p < 0.
It is also being used as a humectant, bitterness revealing agent in edible products, biopolymer flocculants, heavy metal absorber and cryoprotectant [52].
Background: L-proline is a natural, nontoxic cryoprotectant that helps cells and tissues to tolerate freezing in a variety of plants and animals.
In this issue, In this issue, Banihani and colleagues from the Jordan University of Science and Technology investigated the level of reduction in seminal total antioxidant capacity upon semen cryopreservation-thawing, compared this reduction with cryoprotectant medium alone, and correlated this reduction with age.
During rewarming, the removal of cryoprotectant is achieved using unloading solution, and then transferred to recovery and regeneration media (BENELLI et al.
This product consists of a stable and standardized powder coconut water, which has suitable characteristics for use as an extracellular cryoprotectant (Silva et al.
Freezing tolerance/intolerance and cryoprotectant synthesis in terrestrially overwintering anurans in the Great Plains, USA.