Manhattan CryoBank offers portable cryogenic tanks to clients requiring the transportation of sperm, eggs and embryos.

Cryogenic tanks are special containers designed for the safe transportation of biological samples such as sperm, egg/embryos, at cryogenic (-150°C or colder) temperatures. Fabricated from durable, lightweight aluminum, they employ a hydro-phobic absorbent that contains the liquid nitrogen for “spill-free” shipping. The absorbent repels moisture and humidity, assuring the maximum holding time.

Depending on the size/model of the cryogenic tank, these dry shippers (also called dry dewars) will maintain the proper temperature up to 4-7 days from the date of shipment.

Because of the manner in which liquid nitrogen is absorbed and no free liquid present in the container, the liquid nitrogen does not exhibit the characteristic of a “cryogenic liquid” as defined in 49 CFR 173.115(g) and dose not pose a hazard during transportation. Therefore dry shippers are not subject to regulation under the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulation.

A shipping carton is used to protect the container during transportation. These containers can be used to ship your samples with a “non-hazardous” classification throughout the world, thus reducing costs and helping to assure sample viability.

What are the Reasons for Using Portable Cryogenic Tanks?

  • To transfer specimens from IVF centers to our storage facility.
  • To transfer specimens between IVF centers.
  • To transfer specimens from our facility to a hospital or physician’s office for further use.
  • Domestic shipments.
  • International shipments.

Manhattan CryoBank offers different models of portable cryogenic tanks at competitive rates. Please refer to our summary of fees and contact our office for the next steps.