Mar 06, 2017 02:05 AM EST
Organ preservation for a transplant will not be limited anymore. Improved tissue cryopreservation can now extend its organ's time in a deep freeze.
In a report published by Stat, it's a success study on the animal tissue wherein scientists were not only able to preserve organs, but also bring them back. Because of this, there will be no limit anymore on the availability of organs for the needy.
The process will involve nanowarming from nanotechnology that will preserve the delicate tissue without cracking it. Furthermore, with the use of improved tissue cryopreservation will then rewarm the cells and tissues using radio-frequency inductive heating with the use of magnetic nanoparticles suspension in a cryopreserved solution.
According to ABC News, the nanoparticles will then act like microscopic heaters that will warm the tissue around them. However, scientists have only done the process in animal organs and tissue. Meaning, further study would be needed to use it on the human tissue and organs.
Meanwhile, Dr. Kelvin Brockbank from the University of Minnesota said, "We can barely see the road ahead on this study." Consequently, there are still some scientists which are skeptical that the organ preservation could work in human transplants.
Aside from Dr. Brockbank, another doctor and chief medical officer of the United Network for Organ Sharing is Dr. David Klassen. Dr. Klassen is positive in the result of organ reservation using the process of cryopreservation. "It would completely transform transplantation, Dr. Klassen said.
Dr. Paulo Fontes from the University of Pittsburg Medical Center showed interest in the technology for organ preservation. But, Dr. Fontes is still not convinced of the idea that the organs when transplanted can would function the same way as new.
Additionally, Dr. Fontes said that there's no functional assessment regarding the study of the organ preservation using nanowarming. "They are not showing in detail what is happening with the cells, that the cells are intact, that the mitochondria are fine."
Now, because there's an organ shortage all over the globe, this study of scientists if ever became successful would certainly be a great help to humans. There will be no more limit on organ preservation with the help of nanowarming resulting to positive transplant.