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Distinction for Cryogonia: The first certified and licensed Greek Sperm Cryopreservation Bank

Cryogonia is the first independent Greek Cryopreservation Bank, authorized by the Greek National Authority of Assisted Reproduction (Gov. G. 3503/10.31.2016) under Ministerial Decision no 6901/26.11.2015. Cryogonia provides contemporary infrastructure and scientific expertise, ensuring compliance with proper laboratory practice regulations and high quality standards, which is of utmost importance in genetic material freezing and cryopreservation services. [...]

2017-03-15T09:58:36+02:00November 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Distinction for Cryogonia: The first certified and licensed Greek Sperm Cryopreservation Bank

Sperm cryopreservation – a laboratory method with long history

The technology behind the cryopreservation of reproductive cells and tissues is based on scientific principles that were evolved during the past 50 years. The use of liquid nitrogen in sperm cryopreservation at -196oC was introduced during the 1960s, followed by reports of success in assisted reproductive methods, pregnancies and births. The first successful pregnancy by [...]

2017-03-15T09:58:36+02:00January 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Sperm cryopreservation – a laboratory method with long history

Elongation of the duration for sperm cryopreservation in great britain

The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) recently decided to extend the duration of semen cryopreservation in Great Britain up to 55 years. The time for which semen remains cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen does not affect the functional capacities of the spermatozoa, as at the state of ‘suspended animation’ all cellular functional activity is paused. [...]

2017-03-15T09:58:37+02:00January 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Elongation of the duration for sperm cryopreservation in great britain