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cell bank


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A store of frozen cells that can be used to reinitiate cell cultures or, in the case of stem cells, to restore normal function to the organism from which they were removed. Freezing is usually done in liquid nitrogen, with cryoprotectant added to the cell suspension to prevent ice crystal formation, although storage may be in an ultra-deep freeze at around –80ºC.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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