Please fill out this form after an invoice is generated, before samples are shipped
HOW SHOULD I SEND SAMPLES?
Previously Frozen Samples (-20°C and below)
We strongly recommend using an express carrier such as UPS or FedEx for overnight delivery.
For cryoboxes, it is ideal to ship buried in dry ice within a 1-2-inch thick styrofoam container in a drop-proof rated box.
*When shipping single vials, please place cryovials inside a 50 mL conical tube - buried in dry ice.
General rule - dry ice will sublimate 4lbs every 24 hours, so when when shipping overnight, please include 5+lbs of dry ice surrounding the cryoboxes or cryovials.
Please apply Dry Ice labels on the outside box (UN 1845) available to print at the link.
Send the package by next-day delivery service (FedEx Priority Overnight or UPS Next Day Air). And please send us the tracking number so we can track your sample.
Samples for contamination testing (mycoplasma) can be sent in an envelope at room temperature. Please label tubes appropriately and wrap them in parafilm. Send 2mL per sample (cell culture) tested. Padding such as newspaper or paper towel is recommended. Putting samples in a leak-proof bag is required.
SHIPPING SAMPLES FOR CONTAMINATION TESTING
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Under IATA 3.6.2
188.8.131.52.2.1 Category A: Infectious Substance, Category A refers to infectious substance known to contain or suspected of containing a pathogen. UPS offers to carry Infectious Substances, subject to the conditions specified below. A signed agreement with UPS specifically permitting the shipment of Infectious Substance, Category A is required. Category A Infectious Substances may be shipped by authorized shippers only via UPS Next Day Air service and only within the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
184.108.40.206.2.2 Category B: Biological substance, Category B refers to infectious substances not meeting the criteria for inclusion in Category A, and must be assigned to UN3373. These materials do not cause life threatening or fatal disease or permanent disability in humans when exposure occurs. UPS will only accept UN3373 on a contractual basis internationally.
Examples may include: Human or animal excreta, secreta, blood tissue, bodily fluids, etc.
The IATA Regulations require that shipments containing Biological substance, Category B materials are triple packaged according to Packing Instruction 650. The triple packaging consists of the following:
A leak proof primary receptacle
A leak proof secondary packaging
An outer rigid packaging of adequate strength for its capacity, mass and intended use
Each completed package must be able capable of passing the IATA drop test described in 220.127.116.11 from a height of not less than 1.2 m. For liquids, absorbent material in sufficient quantity to absorb the entire contents must be placed between the primary receptacle(s) and the secondary packaging.
*Not all biological samples meet these requirements.
Email Lisa.Cryobanking@gmail.com with any questions or for a quote.