U of M Offers Breakthrough Cryo-Preservation Technology for Licensing

A new technology developed at the U of M for “cryo-preserving” living biomaterials like fish embryos is now available for licensing.

Ultimately, the public institution is seeking a commercialization partner for the method hailed as a breakthrough for wildlife conservation and human health research.

The tech platform, invented by U of M mechanical and biomedical engineering professor John Bischof, was introduced to the world last year with the publication of a study co-authored with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute providing the first-ever reproducible evidence for the successful cryopreservation of zebrafish embryos.

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