Pinacidil enhances survival of cryopreserved human embryonic stem cells.

@article{Barbaric2011PinacidilES,
  title={Pinacidil enhances survival of cryopreserved human embryonic stem cells.},
  author={Ivana Barbaric and Mark Howard Jones and Kristina Buchner and Duncan C. Baker and Peter W. Andrews and Harry D. M. Moore},
  journal={Cryobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={298-305}
}
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) can be maintained as undifferentiated cells in vitro and induced to differentiate into a variety of somatic cell types. Thus, hESCs provide a source of differentiated cell types that could be used to replace diseased cells of a tissue. The efficient cryopreservation of hESCs is important for establishing effective stem cell banks, however, conventional slow freezing methods usually lead to low rates of recovery after thawing cells and their replating in… CONTINUE READING