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Center for Engineering in Medicine
The Biopreservation Group at the Center for Engineering in Medicine is developing novel preservation technologies for cells and tissues.
•Mehmet Toner, PhD•Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD•Korkut Uygun, PhD•Basak Uygun, PhD•O. Berk Usta, PhD•Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD•Ron Tompkins, MD, ScD•Shannon N. Tessier, PhD
The ability to preserve and bank biological entities is critical for scientific and medical applications. We are developing novel preservation technologies for cells and tissue to support the fundamental and practical issues associated with the translation of cell-based and tissue engineering technologies from bench-to bedside.
Our three primary focus areas in biopreservation research are anhydropreservation, cryopreservation by vitrification, and supercooling to sub zero temperature. For these techniques, we are using novel protective strategies to ensure survival in a desiccated, frozen or supercooled state.
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