Cells Alive System
The Cells Alive System (CAS) is a line of commercial freezers manufactured by ABI Corporation, Ltd. of Chiba, Japan claimed to preserve food with greater freshness than ordinary freezing by using electromagnetic fields and mechanical vibrations to prevent ice crystal formation. They are also claimed to increase tissue survival; however, whether or not they have any effect is unclear.
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- Owada, N. (2002) "Highly-efficient freezing apparatus and highly-efficient freezing method" US Patent 7,237,400
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