Apparatus and method for freezing live cells

H. Woelders (Inventor)

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    Abstract

    An apparatus for freezing live cells, in particular sperm, which cells are included in at least one sample in at least one container, wherein means are provided for cooling the or each container, wherein the cooling means (5, 6, 7; 105, 106, 107) comprise at least one contact face (3, 103), capable of being cooled, for cooling, during use, the or each container (16, 116) and the or each sample included therein through abutting contact, wherein control means (10, 110) are provided for controlling, during cooling, the cooling rate (TG) and the ambient temperature of the or each container (16, 116).
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberWO9823907
    Priority date26/11/96
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 1998

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