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Dextran Application Area Cryopreservation


Dextran can be used as a Cryo-Protectant

Dextran can be used as a cryo-protectant in combination with DSMO, glycerol etc. Dextrans can be used to cryo-preserve cell lines, stem cell preparations and biological samples in general. It is believed these cryo-protectants contributes to a more controlled formation of ice crystals which leads to lesser damage to cell membranes and organelles. For more information please go to our website

Dextran Products used in Cryopreservation

The most commonly used Dextran for cryopreservation is Dextran 40, but many other Dextrans are used e.g. Dextran 10Dextran 70 and Dextran 500

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Examples of Branded Products Containing Dextran

Dextran 40
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