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Recent Developments in Cell Line Shipping Methods: Pivotal Gaps in Cellular Death Sciences
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  • Mehdi Hedayati,
  • Shabnam Heydarzadeh,
  • Seti Boroomand,
  • Sima Kheradmand Kia
Mehdi Hedayati
Cellular and molecular endocrine research center
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Shabnam Heydarzadeh
Cellular and molecular endocrine research center
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Seti Boroomand
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
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Sima Kheradmand Kia
Laboratory for Red Blood Cell Diagnostics, Sanquin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Contrary to remarkable advances within the cell therapy industry, scientists expose dissatisfied challenges associated with the preservation and post-thaw cell death globally. Post cryopreservation apoptosis is normally observed in cultures and scientists are focusing on incorporation of apoptosis inhibitors. Impressive transport of cells without affecting their survival and function is a crucial and pivotal factor in any practical cell-based therapies. Preservation of cells permits the transportation of cells between distances, as well as improvement of safety and quality control testing in clinical and research applications. The prosperity of transportation methods is evaluated through the viability and proliferation percentages of the transported cell. For many decades, the conventional methods of transferring cells globally having adverse effects and speculated to be a challenging and expensive method. The main purpose of some studies is the optimization of cell survival after cryopreservation. In the new generation of cryopreservation science, various experiments wish to discover suitable and alternative methods for cell transportation to ship viable cells at ambient temperature without dry ice or in media filled flasks. In this review we try to represent a summary of the detection of recent studies including dry preservation, hypothermic preservation, agarose-gel based method, polymer based cryogel matrix, encapsulation method, fibrin microbeads, osmolyte solution composition, collagen-based scaffold, natural zwitterionic betaine, bio-inspired cryo-ink that have been performed alternative, effective and economic methods for shipping viable cells at ambient temperature.