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    CryoLife Inc. - Probably the U.S. leader in research and cryopreservation of heart valves for transplant. Also preserves vascular tissue for heart bypass and vascular resonstruction, and connective tissue (tendons). Is also doing research in surgical glues.

    Society for Cryobiology - The primary scientific society in this field.

    Cryobiology (journal) - International Journal of Low Temperature Biology and Medicine. Published by the Society for Cryobiology.

    Biothermal Sciences Laboratory, U. of Illinois at Chicago - Research on cryobiology, heat shock, and fever.

    American Association of Tissue Banks - Professional organization for accreditation and information.

    Cryobiology and Anhydrobiology - School of Physics,University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia - Research and introduction by Associate professor Joe Wolfe

    Society for Low Temperature Biology - Founded in 1964 to promote research into the effects of low temperatures on all types of organisms and their constituent cells, tissues and organs. Appears to have a European/UK emphasis.

    National Seed Storage Laboratory (NSSL) - The section on "Preservation" discusses cryogenic storage.

    Monash Electrolytes Group - Research in Glass Formation (vitrification) for Preservation

    Cryobiology Aachen - An elaborate set of pages with a great deal of general and technical information from Ingo Heschel at the Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the Aachen University of Technology.

    Accredited Tissue Banks List - From the American Association Of Tissue Banks

    Freeze-Drying Homepage - From Volker Rindler at the Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the Aachen University of Technology. Emphasis on freeze-drying red blood cells.

    Asymptote Cool Guide to Cryopreservation - Manual of the general principles of cryobiology, especially regarding the preservation of sperm and embryos. Detailed but accessible to the educated layman.

    Ken Storey's Home Page - The "frozen frog" expert at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Experimental Organ Preservation - Cryobiologist James Southard, PhD, at University of Wisconsin. Specialist in organ preservation solutions.

    BioLife Technologies, Inc. - Researches preservative solutions used in cell and tissue cultures and in human organ transplants, especially Hypothermosol. Subsidiary of Cryomedical Sciences, Inc.

    Cryomedical Cell Suicide Following Cryosurgery - Research summary of discovery that standard cryosurgical methods cause gene-activated apoptosis near the surgical site. This might be a general clue to some kinds of freezing damage. By John G. Baust, Ph.D. and Robert Van Buskirk, Ph.D

    21st Century Medicine - A research and development company in the fields of cryopreservation and ice control technologies for cryobiology and industrial uses. In Rancho Cucamonga, California.

    YouthCell Technologies, Inc. - Offers to store frozen cell samples of people today in order to preserve youthful DNA, which might be used for cell rejuvenation or stem cell growth in the future. In Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. - Contract manufacturer providing lyophilization (freeze-drying) of products, both vial and bulk. In Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Genetic Assets Limited - Preservation of pet DNA for identification and possible future cloning. In Great Britain.

    Cryosite - A company which provides secure off-site, ultra-low temperature and cryogenic storage for biological specimens. In Sydney, Australia.

    BIOLYPH LYOPHILIZATION SERVICES - Lyophilization (freeze-drying) and contract manufacturing of pharmaceutical and diagnostic products using LyoSpheres. In Hopkins, Minnesota.

    Biotransport-98: International Symposium on Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological and Medical Engineering - Includes several sessions on Cryobiology. This site contains detailed abstracts of the papers. The conference was held June 8-12,1998 in Kuþadasý, Turkey. Sponsored by the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer.

    Cryopreservation Research - Research on trehalose and cryopreservation at University of Wisconsin, Molecular Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Group. Click on "Research." Includes a link to their nanolithography program.

    Frozen Fruit Fly Embryos Hatched - An article from "Technical Highlights" in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Review (Vol. 26, No. 1). You have to page down several pages to find this. It reports research of Peter Mazur and others from 1992.

    Phase Technologies - An organization dedicated to the lyophilization (freeze-drying) process that is used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and diagnostic products. Also provides lyophilization services. In Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

    Freezing fruit flies for future research - An article updating the Peter Mazur research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. From "Technical Highlights" in the ORNL Review from 1993. You have to page down about halfway for the article on Mazur.

    Cryopreservation Application Guide - A manual for the cryopreservation of cells, as a downloadable PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat plug-in). From Nalgene Nunc.

    BioMonde: Research and Development - Bulgarian cryobiology researchers claim to have freeze-dried, stored, and transplanted "most of the vital organs." No details; claims appear to be of dubious credibility. Supposedly part of the Bulgarian Institute of Cryobiology and Lyophilisation.

    LifeNet - LifeNet is the largest, full-service, non-profit allograft Tissue Banking System in the United States. LifeNet is also a non-profit, federally-designated, Organ Procurement Organization providing donation systems for heart, liver, kidney, pancreas,lung, and other organs for transplant.

    Conservation of endangered animals by using sperm and embryo freezing - A project to preserve several endangered mammals of far northern Europe, using cryopreservation. At the University of Kuopio, Finland.

    Cryo-By-Design - Cryo-By-Design is an innovative company that offers quality instrumentation, manufactured by an award winning company, since 1992 for cryo-preservation and freeze-substitution.

    Cryobiology: Low temperature studies of biological systems - A readable summary of the field of cryobiology by a college biology student, but with some confused opinions about the intent of the field.

    Timeship - Life Extension Research - A proposal for an immense, visionary building devoted to life extension research, including aging control, cryonics, transplantation, tissue regeneration, and nanotechnology. The Timeship will also preserve near-extinct species and human DNA, using bio-vitrification (cryo-preservation without forming ice crystals). Planned by noted architecht Stephen Valentine.

    International Bioresearch Solutions - IBS is a non-profit national organization that works with organ procurement organizations to place organs that are not suitable for transplant with medical researchers.

    Cryolab - Roskilde University - Cryobiology laboratory at Roskilde University, Denmark. Concentration on cold adaptation in animals, with ongoing research in antifreeze proteins, microtubules, cryopreservation.


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