J Tissue Eng Regen Med 2021 Mar 26. Epub 2021 Mar 26.
Department of Hand and Foot Surgery, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China.
At the Summit on Organ Banking through Converging Technologies held recently in Boston, tissue and organ cryopreservation technology was a topic of considerable interest. Although cryopreservation has been widely used in clinical practice, it currently remains limited to bloodless tissues with simple structures and functions that are small or thin, for example, ultra-thin skin, ovarian tissue slices, and other similar tissues. For whole organs, except for successful cryopreservation of rat ovaries (2002) and hind limbs (August 2002), successful cryopreservation of vascularized animal tissues or organs and their replantation have not yet been reported. Read More