What is "High-Pressure treatment"?
Practical cases where high-pressure treatment has been introduced
In Medical field
Deactivation of viruses
Viruses deactivated by high-pressure treatment of 300MPa or more have been recognized.
Human herpes virus(HSV-1)
Human immunodeficiency virus(HIV-1)
Use of region where water doesn’t freeze under high pressure
The energy metabolism of cell is considered to reduce by half as a decrease of temperature by 10℃.There is a region where water does not freeze even at 0℃ or less under high pressure. By taking advantage of the region of unfrozen water , there is a possibility of preserving cells for long time without unfavorably subjecting the cells to the freezing and thawing steps.
Effects of high-pressure treatment on hemolysis of human erythrocytes.