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 limit ice crystal formation that destroys food texture. They also are claimed to increase tissue survival without having its water replaced by cryogenically compatible fluids; however, whether or not they have any effect is unclear.
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