This is the only way, how can courier have absolute control over the consignment. Thus our courier:
The courier transport is the safest way to transport your cells from a sending institution to a receiving institution. The courier has the consignment always under supervision and this is the only way to ensure the consignment is not subject to any risks.
Normally, all luggage pass through the RTG sensor, which can cause fatal damage of the samples. Therefore we ensure exceptions from this inspection at all participated airports.
The stable temperature deep below the freezing point is critical factor for survival of the samples. Our container is fitted with a thermometer registering the temperature during whole transport period. On the sample hand-over we will send you the container temperature report for whole transport period.
In traditional transport there can be situations, in which the transport box is overturned or impacted by external items. Even the container can be broken. It can result in irreversible damage of the samples.
Our courier always transports the consignment by hand. Thus the container is never placed into the luggage area. In addition, the containment is stored in the protecting packing and is under direct supervision by the courier during whole transport.
The safest transport is the smooth transport within shortest possible time period. Thus we plan the transport in advance and in precise way, incl. communication with the clinics.
To ensure maximum safety of the transport we use devices specifically designed for transport of samples at temperatures of the liquid nitrogen and we strictly follow the specified procedures:
For us, the safety of transported cells is the highest value. We are using only high advanced devices from renowned global manufacturers. The transport is performed in the liquid nitrogen or its vapours at temperature -196°C – the same technology as used for long-term storage at clinics. The integrity of the transport container and function of the temperature measurement device is verified before each transport.
For transport we use the containers from MVE Chart, USA. The containers are designed specifically for the transport, and feature increased durability; they are fitted with special absorbing material inside releasing gradually the liquid nitrogen vapours. Thus the temperature inside the container is stable for many days from the last filling.
The containers fulfils the requirements of the international air transport regulations IATA and can be freely transported by air.
To the temperature measurement, we are using the measuring instruments from MadgeTech, USA. These data loggers feature increased durability and are specifically designed for measurements of ultra-low temperatures. The temperature recording in the transport container is performed in regular 1 minute interval.
The instrumentation enables displaying of actual temperature in the container. The temperature record graph forms part of the Final Report, which will be available after the transport completion.
We do all our best for smooth transport of the consignments and their security by:
The IVF area is very strictly monitored and regulated worldwide. We know in detail the requirements of individual countries and follow them. Our company is subject to jurisdiction of the European Union, namely the regulations no. 2004/23/EC, 2006/17/EC and 2006/86/EC defining requirements for correct distribution praxis. We are subject of regular deep audit focused on inspection of the quality, procedures and processes related to the issue and cell distribution activities.
We monitor the trends in the transport and medicine areas and we are implementing them to praxis acc. to recommendation of professional companies and scientific knowledge with view to increase the provided service standard. All our employees feature the relevant skills and experience before launching of the tasks and all of them are subject to regular professional trainings.
The integrity of the transport container and function of the temperature measurement device is verified before each transport. We regularly calibrate the transport cryogenic container and temperature logger to verify their correct function.