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VITRIFICATION OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM | LIVER GRAFTS FOR TRANSPLANTATION
Join us this March for the second webinar in the Society for Cryobiology's new webinar series. Each webinar pairs a senior scientist alongside an exciting young researcher to discuss a wide variety of topics and themes.

HIGH-ASPECT RATIO CASSETTES FOR VITRIFICATION OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM
Rebecca Sandlin - Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery, Harvard Medical School, USA

Infection with protozoa of the genus Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of child morbidity and mortality associated with diarrhea in the developing world. Research on this parasite has been impeded by many technical limitations, including the lack of cryopreservation methods. Here, I will discuss our successful development of methods to cryopreserve this parasite by vitrification.

RAMAN SPECTROSCOPIC ASSESSMENT OF LIVER GRAFTS FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION
Rohil Jain - Research Fellow, Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery, Harvard Medical School, USA

Liver grafts for organ transplantation are routinely stored at 4 degrees Celsius after extraction, and recuperated with machine perfusion technology. Go/no-go decision to transplant is based on objective and non-specific methods of assessing organ viability. We developed an objective, real-time, and inexpensive Raman Resonance Spectroscopy-based assay to quantify mitochondrial redox state during machine perfusion. Here, I will discuss results from our study in a rat model where we could successfully predict transplantation ability in cold-stored livers.

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Mar 15, 2022 08:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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