Can oocytes or embryos be vitrified using Arctic Sperm Cryopreservation Medium?


Components of cryopreservation media are different for sperms and oocytes/embryos. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific offers specific media for this application. Please consider Vit Kit-Freeze and Vit Kit-Thaw for oocytes and embryos.



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