Cryopreservation of cells and tissues is critical to long term storage and off the shelf availability of biomaterials for a variety of disciplines[1]. Typical cryopreservation protocols aim to remove intracellular water by exposing the sample to a cryoprotective agent (CPA) to create an osmotic pressure gradient[2]. While CPAs are useful in preventing cell damage due to intracellular ice formation, the dehydration process can induce harmful osmotic shock[3].

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