Cryoshipping Made Easy

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

When it comes to cryoshipping, IVF centers often push the responsibility to their clients, expecting them to find a shipper and make the arrangements. That limits their liability, but puts prospective parents into a bureaucratic maze searching for the right forms to ship IVF products legally and safely. It’s not straightforward, and embryos shipped by two different carriers may have two different classifications.

Cryoport eliminates the paper chase and resolves the confusion. Our dedicated customer care team makes shipping as easy for occasional shippers – like IVF clients – as for the commercial clients who use our state-of-the-art portal. Working with our shipping partners, we provide our clients with a list of the necessary forms to ensure they have the proper documentation so shipments are completed as smoothly as possible. Consequently, our clients can deal with a single vendor for all the paperwork, logistics and billing. And, we -- as well as our clients – can monitor the shipment throughout transit in case “feet on the street” are ever needed.

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Then, when the cryoshipper arrives at the IVF clinic, it is already labeled properly. The IVF clinic merely needs to add their contents to the cryochamber, seal the carton and call for a pickup. It’s really that simple.

For IVF, liquid nitrogen carriers have almost universally replaced dry ice. Liquid nitrogen maintains the contents of the shipper at a constant -150°C for 10 days or more, compared to the 2 to 3 days possible with dry ice. New technologies have improved shipping further by making spills (and subsequent loss of cooling) impossible. The Cryoport Express® Dry Vapor Shipper arrives fully charged, so our clients never have to hassle with charging.

Our goal is to make IVF cryoshipping easy. To find out more, call 1-949-232-1877 or visit We’re here to help!

Tags: Frozen Shipping, IVF, Embryo, egg, sperm, International, Patient, customs