This course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).Once course is completed you will be awarded with 20 ECMEC´s credits. More information in FAQ´s.
Biomedical Professionals, Biotechnologists, Andrologists and Embryologists
This course reviews basic principles of physics that occur in first-order phase changes (freezing/thawing) and second-order phase changes (vitrification/warming). Known the physical bases of phase changes, it introduces the different cryopreservation techniques of gametes, embryos and tissues. It conducts a compared study of the advantages and disadvantages of each technology and the repercussion on the nature of the cryopreserved specimen.
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1. Principles of physics: phases and phase changes
2. First-order phase transition: water dynamics
3. First-order phase transition: dynamics of water with solutes
4. First-order phase transition: dynamics of solutions with cells
6. Cryopreservation methods: equilibrium cryopreservation
7. Cryopreservation methods: nonequilibrium cryopreservation
8. Factors affecting the performance of a cryopreservation program
9. Cryopreservation of maternal and paternal inheritance
10. Fertility cryopreservation in oncological patients