Technologies, Inc. - Researches preservative solutions used in cell and
tissue cultures and in human organ transplants, especially Hypothermosol.
Subsidiary of Cryomedical Sciences, Inc.
SERVICES - Lyophilization (freeze-drying) and contract manufacturing of
pharmaceutical and diagnostic products using LyoSpheres. In Hopkins, Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
Cryolab - Roskilde University -
Cryobiology laboratory at Roskilde University, Denmark. Concentration on cold
adaptation in animals, with ongoing research in antifreeze proteins,
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.
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
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.
Cryosite - A company which provides
secure off-site, ultra-low temperature and cryogenic storage for biological
specimens. In Sydney, Australia.
Homepage - From Volker Rindler at the Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical
Engineering at the Aachen University of Technology. Emphasis on freeze-drying
red blood cells.
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
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.
Genetic Assets Limited -
Preservation of pet DNA for identification and possible future cloning. In Great
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.