- At present, transports of sperm, eggs and embryos are common. We are able to ensure transport of other human tissues and cells preserved in liquid nitrogen also.
Where we transport
- Our activities focus mainly on the European continent.
On-road transport in liquid nitrogen
The On-Road transport is a quick way of transporting samples on short and middle distances (up to 1500 km). This kind of transport can prevent complications with safety checks in airports and enables better scheduling of the sample transport. The transportation container can be completely filled with liquid nitrogen which provides for an absolute stable temperature of -196 °C.
This can be used in the sample vitrification technique which requires extremely fast freezing in liquid nitrogen. As samples preserved like this are of a minimum volume (in units of microlitres), their exposure to temperatures above -170 °C represents a very high risk, even for a short period of time.
Air transport under presence of supervisor
One of the highest risks with reproductive cells is their exposure to X-ray radiation or unauthorized handling when opening the container. To minimize these risks our supervisor accompanies your samples throughout the whole time, both on road and air transportation and ensures that no such situation occurs. The container is never handed over to any third party and our appointed supervisor accompanies your consignment at all times. All of our supervisors are trained to assess the transport conditions and prevent any damage to the samples.
When transporting the cells by air, it is impossible to keep them directly in liquid nitrogen for the strict aviation safety rules. For this purpose we use transportation double-wall cryo containers made by the leading manufacturer Taylor-Wharton. They contain absorption material which is filled with liquid nitrogen in advanced timing so that the nitrogen can be absorbed. All unabsorbed liquid nitrogen must be removed. The container is not transported in the luggage compartment, but directly on board under our continuous supervision.