TY - CHAP A1 - Hugo Desnos A2 - Pierre Bruyère A3 - Magda Teixeira A4 - Loris Commin A5 - Gérard Louis A6 - Stephane Trombotto A7 - Amani Moussa A8 - Laurent David A9 - Samuel Buff A10 - Anne Baudot ED1 - Marian Quain Y1 - 2020-06-10 PY - 2020 T1 - The Use of Chitooligosaccharides in Cryopreservation: Discussion of Concept and First Answers from DSC Thermal Analysis N2 - Cryopreservation - Current Advances and Evaluations sheds light on storage of cells at subzero temperatures while ensuring that biological functionality is not compromised. Cryopreservation presents a perfect technique by which life can be preserved for posterity. However, there are many challenges to overcome and questions to answer, such as: Are organisms and metabolic systems functioning normally after cooling and thawing? This book provides comprehensive information on cryopreservation with a particular focus on cryoprotectant agents (CPAs). CPAs prevent ice from forming on cryogenically preserved cells, tissues, and organs, but can become toxic at high concentrations. As such, more research is needed to determine their precise mechanisms of action and to develop potential new CPAs that will not compromise the biology of cells. This book is an attempt in this direction. BT - Cryopreservation SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89162 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.89162 SN - 978-1-83880-206-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-06 ER -