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Alginate encapsulation to enhance biopreservation scope and success: a multidisciplinary review of current ideas and applications in cryopreservation and non-freezing storage

Benson, EE; Harding, K; Ryan, M; Petrenko, A; Petrenko, Y; Fuller, B; (2018) Alginate encapsulation to enhance biopreservation scope and success: a multidisciplinary review of current ideas and applications in cryopreservation and non-freezing storage. Cryoletters , 39 (1) pp. 14-38. Green open access

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The development of encapsulation technologies has played an important role in improving cryopreservation outcomes for many cell and tissue types over the past 20 years. Alginate encapsulation cryopreservation (AECryo) has been incorporated into a range of applications in biotechnology, species conservation and clinical therapies, using cells from many different phyla, including higher plants, animal and human cells. This review describes the background to the origins of AECryo, the development of AECryo in higher plant tissues, broadening to current applications in algal conservation, the roles for AECryo in preserving phytodiversity, fungal species and in animal and human cells. OBJECTIVE: The main aims are to provide information resources on AECryo in different areas of biology and to stimulate new ideas for wider applications and future improvement. The translation of this useful biopreservation strategy into new opportunities for cell cryopreservation and storage at non-freezing temperatures are also discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Alginate encapsulation to enhance biopreservation scope and success: a multidisciplinary review of current ideas and applications in cryopreservation and non-freezing storage
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/cryo/cryo...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Biology, Physiology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics, alginate, encapsulation, cryopreservation, plant tissues, algae, fungal species, mammalian and human tissues and cells, hypothermic storage, phytodiversity, biotechnology, regenerative medicine, EMBRYONIC STEM-CELLS, MESENCHYMAL STROMAL CELLS, FULMINANT LIVER-FAILURE, ACADEMY-OF-SCIENCES, LONG-TERM STORAGE, IN-VITRO STORAGE, GROWN SHOOT TIPS, PLANT GERMPLASM, HYPOTHERMIC STORAGE, CULTURE COLLECTIONS
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10047389
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