Re: Vitrification

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Nov 17 2000 - 08:17:04 MST

Some other points to keep in mind:

1) Initially, only neuro patients can/will be vitrified. Whole body
suspension will not lend itself to the vitrification technology for some
as yet undetermined time.

2) Initially, these neuro patients will be stored at LN2 boiling point
with little or no annealing. This will mean that these subjects will
develop gross cracks that will need something like strong nt to

3) Nobody knows for sure what the "right" temperature is for long-term
storage of a vitrified patient. Over a long enough run, it is
conceivable that icing or cracks might occur.

Still, very cool.

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