Secure Animal Health Transport

How MVE Engineers Shippers for Secure Animal Health Transport

MVE Biological Solutions is Cryoport Systems’ provider of our diverse dewars and freezers. Their expertise is essential to Cryoport Systems’ transportation capabilities. As a sister company under Cryoport, Inc., our two companies work together to create a succinct supply chain management process from start to finish.

When it comes to serving the animal health industry, MVE’s cryogenic dewars are time-tested and the best at maintaining vacuum integrity. We sat down with Corey Rakes, VP of Sales for Animal Breeders at MVE, to discuss the synergies between MVE and Cryoport Systems. The following information provides insight into MVE, how their dewars are utilized within the animal health industry, and how MVE works to support herd health for breeders and livestock producers.

About MVE Biological Solutions

MVE is the leading manufacturer and preferred provider of cryogenic storage and transportation equipment. The company provides freezers, dewars, and related ancillary equipment used in the storage and transport of life sciences and animal health-related biospecimens. Specific to the animal health market, MVE supports the storage and distribution of bovine genetics worldwide as a critical component of the dairy and beef supply chain. In addition, their product supports the global poultry vaccine market and other animal species therapies to improve animal health. Their dewars are manufactured from durable, lightweight aluminum and employ a hydrophobic compound that absorbs liquid nitrogen to ensure dry, spill-free vapor-phase shipping. With over 60 years of experience serving the life sciences and animal health market, MVE’s solutions are the top provider.

“Our precision of quality and the time-tested proven performance of over 60 years is important to us and to our clients,” said Corey. “No matter the dewar or any other product, we provide customers assurance that their samples are secure and maintained throughout the entire storage and distribution process.”

MVE Biological Solutions’ Dewar Expertise

MVE possesses a wide range of series that include shippers and accessories specifically designed to accommodate biological materials. Two distinct series are popular within the animal health industry for storage and transportation use. These series contain various dewars and vapor shippers that each possess specific features.

1. MVE Vapor Shipper Series

The MVE Vapor Shipper Series is designed for the safe transportation of biological samples at cryogenic (-150°C or colder) temperatures. It utilizes an advanced QWick Charge material that charges with liquid nitrogen in fewer than two hours, providing the capacity for same-day vapor shipping of commodities such as sperm, vaccines, blood, or other animal biologics. MVE enhances safety during transportation with the addition of protective shipping containers designed to minimize impact and other transport challenges.

Types of MVE Vapor shippers:

  • SC 4/3V, SC 4/2V,
  • Doble Series
  • Cryoshipper, CryoShipper XC (Extra Capacity)

2. MVE SC Series & XC Series

The Standard Capacity (SC) and Extra Capacity (XC) series provide long-term secure storage with low liquid nitrogen consumption in a lightweight, shippable package. The various dewars within the SC and XC Series provide customers with various options to fit liquid nitrogen hold time requirements or various inventory capacity requirements. These tanks also possess Semen Safe™, a superior composite neck that is specifically intended to minimize damage and prevent semen loss through mishandling and during transportation.

Principle features include:

  • 5-year vacuum warranty
  • 2-year parts warranty
  • Conform to MDD 93/42/EEC, Medical Device Directive for the EU

MVE & Animal Health

MVE’s products have been used by livestock producers and veterinarians for generations. MVE dewars are designed with consistency and compliance in mind. Their aluminum shippers and tanks can be purchased or leased for an organization’s personal use. These shippers possess a hold time of up to twenty-one days, and many of their dewar series have vacuum warranties starting at two years. This level of integrity provides professionals with peace of mind that their biological materials will be shipped, stored, and received in the same state as when it left their facilities.

“Our attention to detail differentiates us from other providers,” Corey said. “I know clients that are still using our tanks that they obtained forty years ago. The bulls have since passed, but the genetic material is viable. To know that our products can withstand the test of time is a testament to our high-quality standards.”

Cryoport Systems and MVE Biological Solutions provide a complete supply chain management service for the animal health industry. To learn more about Cryoport Systems’ animal health support capabilities, please reach out to Cryoport Systems’ animal health expert, Tony Thomas, at

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