Cryopreservation of red blood cells is important to guarantee sufficient supply of blood material in case of medical emergencies and as alternative to blood banks. International team of scientists involving, physicists and chemists,  developed a low-cost solvent-free and dialysis-free process of red blood cell cryopreservation with extremely high survival rates (> 90%). Among them Dr. Jean-Baptiste Fleury and Prof. Dr. Ralf Seemann, both principal investigators of project B4 of the SFB 1027. They investigated the mechanism of drug delivery that enables to achieve the red blod cells cryopreservation. This study has been published in Biomaterials.

Press release of the Saarland University

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Friday, 30. June 2017