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Table 2 Effect of absorbing the extracellular vitrification solution on the viability of vitrified-warmed mouse embryos at the blastocyst stage

From: Efficient vitrification of mouse embryos using the Kitasato Vitrification System as a novel vitrification device

Device Absorbing No. of embryos examined No. of embryos survived (%) No. of embryos re-expanded (%) No. of hatching embryos (%)
Control device 61 61 (100) 57 (93.4)a 47 (77.0)c
KVS + 61 61 (100) 61 (100)b 56 (91.8)d
  1. KVS Kitasato Vitrification System
  2. a,b,c,dValues in the same column with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.05 for a vs. b and P < 0.01 for c vs. d)