Hypothermic storage is already employed for many types of tissue for transport between tissue donation sites, processing laboratories and end users, and short-term storage.
Tissue engineering has been defined as “understanding the principles of tissue growth, and applying this to produce functional replacement tissue for clinical use.” Tissue preservation technology involves both hypothermic (above freezing) methods for short-term storage, and cryopreservation for long-term banking. Both approaches call for consideration of the cell in relation to its environment and it is important to control or manipulate that environment to effect an optimized protocol for a given cell or tissue.
How can ROKEPIE® help?
ROKEPIE® is applicable as an alternative for cryopreservation in those situations where only short-term storage or transportation is needed. Both service companies, as well as biobanks can use our additive for all those activities that could benefit from “fresh”cells instead of frozen cells. By using ROKEPIE® you will protect stem cells and pause cell growth, enabling providing on-time transportation or improving production quality.
Why is ROKEPIE® an alternative for short-term cryopreservation?
Adding ROKEPIE® avoids the downsides of cryopreservation. By leaving out the necessity to freeze, by only cooling the cells in the fridge, rthe stress on cells is reduced. It is a non-toxic additive, so it does not need to be removed before or after the cooling process. ROKEPIE® actually protects cells and supports growth upon rewarming.
Your top 5 benefits of using ROKEPIE®:
- By adding ROKEPIE® you can avoid poor post thaw conditions – it supports growth
- Viability rates can be increased significantly, decreasing the waste of precious cells – it’s cost-friendly
- ROKEPIE® positively influences the quality of the product – it’s non-toxic
- ROKEPIE® reduces the stress on the cells enormously – it’s protective
- Optimization of production schedules and reducing work load will save costs – it’s cost-effective