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Selected Independent Peer-Reviewed Research References

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  2. Vajta, G. and Kuwayama, M., Improving cryopreservation systems. Theriogenology, 2006. 65: p. 236–244.
  3. Rodrigo Marques dos Santos, R., et al., Vacuum-cooled liquid nitrogen increases the developmental ability of vitrified-warmed bovine oocytes. Ciência Rural, Santa Maria, 2006. 36 (5): p. 1501-1506.
  4. Huang, C., et al., Successful pregnancy following blastocyst cryopreservation using super-cooling ultra-rapid vitrification. Hum. Reprod., 2005. 20(1): p. 122–128.
  5. Yoon, T., et al., Live births after vitrification of oocytes in a stimulated in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer program. Fertil Steril., 2003. 79(6): p. 1323-6.
  6. Yavin, S., A. Aroyo, and A. Arav, Increasing cooling rate affects the survival of In-vitro produced mice blastocysts. ACE. 2003.
  7. Tucker, M. and J. Libermann, Oocyte and embryo cryopreservation, in A color atlas for human assisted reproduction, P. Patrizio, M. Tucker, and VGuelman, Editors. 2003, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia. p. 148-9.
  8. Bielanski, A., et al., Microbial contamination of embryos and semen during long term banking in liquid nitrogen. Cryobiology, 2003. 46(2): p. 146-52.
  9. Yavin, S. and A. Arav, Embryos cryopreservation in the presence of low concentration of vitrification solution by Sealed Pulled Straw (SPS) and VitMaster. Hum. Reprod., 2002. 17(Suppl.1): p. 125.
  10. Liebermann, J. and M. Tucker, Effect of carrier system on the yield of human oocytes and embryos as assessed by survival and developmental potential after vitrification. Reproduction, 2002. 124(4): p. 483-489.
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  13. Jelinkova, L., et al., Twin pregnancy after vitrification of 2-pronuclei human embryos. Fertil. Steril., 2002. 77(2): p. 412-4.
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  15. Yokota, Y., et al., Birth of a healthy baby following vitrification of human blastocysts. Fertil Steril, 2001. 75(5): p. 1027-9.
  16. Yavin, S. and A. Arav, Development of immature bovine oocytes vitrified by the minimum drop size technique and a new vitrification apparatus (VitMaster). Cryobiology, 2001. 43: p. 331.
  17. Mukaida, T., et al., Successful birth after transfer of vitrified human blastocysts with use of a cryoloop containerless technique. Fertil Steril., 2001. 76(3): p. 618-20.
  18. Isachenko, V., et al., The open pulled straw vitrification of ovine GV-oocytes: positive effect of rapid cooling or rapid thawing or both? Cryo Letters, 2001. 22(3): p. 157-62.
  19. El-Danasouri, I. and H.S. H, Successful pregnancies and deliveries after a simple vitrification protocol for day 3 human embryos. Fertil Steril., 2001. 76(2): p. 400-2.
  20. Yokota, Y., et al., Successful pregnancy following blastocyst vitrification: case report. Hum Reprod., 2000. 15(8): p. 1802-3.
  21. Yavin, S. and A. Arav, A new method for measurement cryoprotectants permeability in tissue and single cell. Cryobiology, 2000. 41: p. 336-7.
  22. Saito, H., et al., Application of vitrification to human embryo freezing. Gynecol Obstet Invest., 2000. 49(3): p. 145-9.
  23. Bielanski, A., et al., Viral contamination of embryos cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen. Cryobiology, 2000. 40(2): p. 110-6.
  24. Kuleshova, L., et al., Birth following vitrification of a small number of human oocytes: Case Report. Hum. Reprod., 1999. 14(12): p. 3077-3079.
  25. Mukaida, T., et al., Vitrification of human embryos based on the assessment of suitable conditions for 8-cell mouse embryos. Hum Reprod., 1998. 13(10): p. 2874-9.
  26. Arav, A. and Y. Zeron, Vitrification of bovine oocytes using modified minimum drop size technique (MDS) is effected by the composition and concentration of the vitrification solution and by the cooling conditions. Theriogenology, 1997. 47: p. 341-2.

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Straws, even in sealed form, can be cooled safely with an increased cooling rate
Amir Arav, Institute of Animal Science, Agricultural Research Organisation, Volcani Centre, Israel