Dr. Andreas Sputtek


Qualifications: M.D., board certifications in laboratory medicine and in transfusion medicine


Areas of Interest: physico-chemical properties and mechanisms of the action of cryoprotectants, especially non-penetrating carbohydrates like hydroxyethyl starch (HES). My special interest has been in the development and improvement of cryopreservation techniques for a variety of blood cells (peripheral blood stem cell progenitors, erythrocytes, thrombocytes, lymphocytes and monocytes) for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes (more).


Keywords: Cryobiology, low temperature biology, cryopreservation, cryoprotectants, hydroxyethyl starch, glycerol, dimethyl sulfoxide, peripheral blood stem progenitor cells, erythrocytes, thrombocytes, lymphocytes


PubMed listed publications by Andreas Sputtek


CV Andreas Sputtek

If you ever thought of using the cryoprotectant hydroxyethyl starch (HES) to freeze cells, you should read this summary
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A short description of my research concerning the cryopreservation of human red blood cells (RBC) using hydroxyethyl starch (HES)
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Eine Zusammenfassung meiner Forschungsaktivitäten zur Kryokonservierung von Humanerythrozyten mit Hydroxyethylstärke (HES)
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CRYO 2006 Program & Abstract Book
Scientific Program and Abstracts of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, Hamburg, Germany, July 24-27, 2006
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Hydroxyethyl Starch (HES): Synthesis, Properties and Application as Cryobiological Protectant
Andreas Sputtek's Medical Doctorate Thesis accepted by the Medical Faculty of the RWTH Aachen University as a requirement for the degree of Doctor of Medicine; Thesis defense:
July 30, 1990
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