Dry preservation involves removing water from a sample so that molecular mobility is decreased and degradative biochemical processes are slowed. Recently this approach has been explored as an energy-efficient alternative to cryopreservation of mammalian cells. Hurdles to the successful dry preservation of cells include quantification problems associated with non-uniform dehydration processes and the high sensitivity of mammalian cells to osmotic stress.
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Towards Anhydrous Preservation: Osmotic Analysis of Cell Drying
Chakraborty, N, & Elliott, G. "Towards Anhydrous Preservation: Osmotic Analysis of Cell Drying." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Marco Island, Florida, USA. June 25–29, 2008. pp. 657-658. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2008-193109
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