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Sci Rep. 2012;2:537. doi: 10.1038/srep00537. Epub 2012 Jul 27.

Successful cryopreservation of human ovarian cortex tissues using supercooling.

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  • 1Division of iPS Cell Research and Application, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. moriguchi-tky@umin.ac.jp


The development of new method to cryopreserve human ovarian cortex tissues without damage is needed for the improvement of quality of life (QOL) of female cancer patients. Here we show novel cryopreservation method of human ovarian cortex tissues by using supercooling (S.C.) procedure. Our method will be helpful in order to preserve fertility of female cancer patients.

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