More than 8 million babies are born using advanced Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART). Data indicates that more than half a million babies are born globally each year using advanced techniques. More and more patients find themselves having to relocate and needing safe global shipping of their reproductive material. But, is it safe to ship embryos, eggs and sperm? Well, when applying safety and science, shipping globally is safe.
Safety needs to be planned, monitored and designed. Quality by Design (QbD) is a concept first outlined by well-known quality expert Joseph M. Juran who believed that quality could be planned, and that most quality crises and problems relate to the way in which quality was planned in the first place.
A deep understanding of the science of temperature controls, international regulations, compliance and revolutionary packaging technology is needed to protect your materials throughout its journey. Embryos should be shipped in liquid nitrogen carriers that can maintain a constant -150 degrees Celsius for 10 days or more.
For International shipments, patients must make sure the clinic receiving embryos, oocytes or sperm is authorized to receive human tissue. Cryoport, a cryogenic shipping company experienced in shipping embryos internationally, can advise you on getting your embryos through customs with the right paperwork and instructions.
Shipping should include logistics coordination directly with the patient and clinics. Active monitoring of shipments is needed to provide visibility to both the conditions and location of your valuable IVF materials throughout the entire shipment process. Lastly, 24/7/365 Customer Global Support is also recommended.
Cryoport is proud to provide you and your family our exclusive CryoStork® services to ensure your precious materials are handled with care form clinic to clinic, safely and securely. Our CryoStork® services are the fastest and most reliable solutions on the market through our scientifically-enhanced technology and unparalleled logistics expertise. Our experienced team understands just how precious your shipment is and we will be with you every step of the way. We provide 24/7/365 customer service and nonstop shipment monitoring to give you peace of mind.