Published in Blood Weekly, April 10th, 2003
"Cordonal blood (CB) is today recognized as a potentially important source of hematopoietic stem cells (SCs) for allogeneic transplantation, and to this task it would be of extreme importance to have the possibility of using cryopreserved CB units," researchers in Italy explained.
To determine the feasibility of cryopreservation, L. Delpup and colleagues at the University of Padua "investigated whether freezing and thawing alter the viability of CB hematopoietic cells."
"Mononuclear cells, recovered from fresh CB units by density-gradient...
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