Vitrification consists of quickly reducing the temperature to which an oocyte is exposed to -196 °C. The procedure takes place in liquid nitrogen and cryopreservants, which avoid the breaking of the egg’s cell membranes.
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There are two protocols in order to preserve oocyted: slow freezing and vitrification. Nowdays, vitrification has replaced slow freezing, since it has higher survival rates.
Vitrification is a procedure whereby embryo vitality is preseved without a time limit, the survival rate is close to 100%.