Planer recently attended and supported the 2017 Society for Low Temperature Biology meeting which took place at the Aurora, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK on the 19th and 20th September 2017.
The meeting was attended by international experts in cryopreservation from a large variety of different fields including human biology, research and plant cryopreservation. The presentations introduced the latest research on cryopreservation techniques relating to a wide range of topics. Of particular interest on the first day were the topics discussing the need for the reduction of DMSO concentrations in cryopreservation, the importance of regulated nucleation (seeding) and controlled warming which provided plenty of ideas for possible future product development.
The Society for Low Temperature Biology (SLTB) was founded in 1964 with the purpose of promoting research into the effects of low temperatures on all types of organisms and their constituent cells, tissues and organs. Such studies have applications in diverse scientific fields, from biology and medicine to engineering, conservation and environmental science.
The photo above shows our custom cupcakes - greatly appreciated by delegates at the break out sessions.