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The Top 5 Hidden Costs of Dry Ice Shipping

Sun, Sep 15, 2013

The combination of dry ice, Styrofoam® and overnight shipping worked miracles in the 1960s and transformed medicine on the battlefield and here at home. Today, that combination remains a popular deep frozen shipping method, despite advanced technologies that improve reliability and cut costs.

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, frozen shipping solution, Biopharmaceutical Cold Chain, cold shipping, dry ice shippers, shipping solutions for clinical trials, alternative to dry ice shipping

Presentation: Disaster preparedness – is your lab ready?

Mon, Jul 29, 2013

On June 13, 2013, Cryoport hosted a webinar in partnership with SRBT on disaster preparedness in the IVF lab. This slide presentation from the webinar covers:

What would you do if the back-up generator fails? What if your Electronic Medical Records system is not functioning? If floods are rising? If patients or personnel could not get to your clinic? What would you do if your area is on lockdown?

Learning objectives:

1) Review laboratory emergency management plans for completeness

2) Discuss additional procedures that may be added to SOPs

3) Learn how to mitigate and take appropriate action should emergencies strike

Click here to download the presentation

You can also view the webinar recording

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, IVF, Embryo, egg, sperm, SRBT, In-vitro Fertilization, disaster preparedness

Visit Cryoport at ESHRE 2013 in London - Booth #D135

Mon, Jul 01, 2013

Visit us at ESHRE 2013 in London - Booth #D135

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, IVF, Embryo, egg, sperm, In-vitro Fertilization, ESHRE

Webinar: Disaster preparedness - is your lab ready?

Tue, Jun 25, 2013

What would you do if the back-up generator fails? What if your Electronic Medical Records system is not functioning?  If floods are rising? If patients or personnel could not get to your clinic? What would you do if your area is on lockdown?

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, IVF, Embryo, egg, sperm, SRBT, In-vitro Fertilization, disaster preparedness

Shipping Embryos to India

Mon, Apr 01, 2013

Cryogenic shipping is part of the booming IVF medical tourism process.   The Economic Times reporting from Kishwar Desai’s book, Origins of Love, said that 25,000 babies were born from IVF and surrogacy in India in 2011.  People engage in reproductive tourism because a state or country other than their own can offer them better fertility treatment options.

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, IVF, Embryo, egg, sperm, India

Presentation: Practical pH for the IVF Lab

Sat, Mar 02, 2013

This presentation, “Practical pH for the IVF Lab”, was created by Jason Swain, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., a leader in the field of optimizing culture media and pH regulation. The presentation features how pH dynamics can affect gamete/embryo development and function.  It was given during a web event sponsored by Cryoport and SRBT.

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, IVF, Embryo, egg, sperm, SRBT, In-vitro Fertilization, pH, Jason Swain

Cryoport Successfully Ships Embryos to India!

Tue, Feb 26, 2013

In order for IVF clinics to ship embryos into India they must obtain permission through BOTH methods listed below:

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, IVF, Embryo, egg, sperm, India

Cryoport Ships Embryos for Adoption Service Featured in PEOPLE Magazine

Wed, Jan 23, 2013

Would-be parents can adopt frozen embryos that are remaining after another couple's IVF procedures have been completed.  One of Cryoport’s customers, Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park, facilitates affordable, nationwide services for embryo donation and embryo adoption.  The process includes matching donating families to adopting families, providing legal contracts, shipping of the embryos to the adopting family clinic, and counseling for both families.

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, IVF, Embryo, egg, sperm, Embryo Adoption, PEOPLE magazine, Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park

Deep Frozen – Minus the Deep Pockets

Wed, Nov 28, 2012

Asterand, a leading global supplier of human tissue-based research services, was using global freight forwarders to transport frozen tissue shipments to customers around the world. However, not only did the company experience issues with maintaining the proper temperature range during shipping delays, but the per shipment cost also varied significantly depending on the destination and the package characteristics.

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, frozen shipping solution, Cold Chain Logistics, Dry Shipper, cold shipping, Clinical Trials Logistics, News, FedEx, Asterand

Putting the Deep Freeze on Shipping Costs

Sun, Nov 25, 2012

Cenetron Diagnostics, a premier provider of molecular laboratory services that support pivotal global trials for anti-viral and oncology drug development programs, was relying on costly premium carriers to ship temperature-sensitive clinical trial samples via dry ice all over the world. What the provider needed was a more efficient, cost-effective way to transport these specimens.

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Tags: Frozen Shipping, frozen shipping solution, Cold Chain Logistics, Dry Shipper, cold shipping, Clinical Trials Logistics, News, FedEx, Cenetron