The timely and safe delivery of medicinal products that require temperature-controlled conditions is essential in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. A Netherlands-based company offers comprehensive storage and logistics facilities to ensure that goods are delivered to the clients' specifications.
Cryo Store BV is a Dutch logistics company with more than ten years' experience of distributing and handling temperature-controlled goods for the biotech industry. It specialises in low temperature storage and shipping, using dry ice and many different gel packs or cooling blocks.
Based in the heart of Europe, Cryo Store has fast access to neighbouring countries, reducing delivery times to a minimum and providing customers with a significant advantage: enabling their products to reach destinations throughout Europe within 24-48 hours. Distribution and storage specialists, Cryo Store doesn't sell clients' products; it concentrates its efforts on effective, timely and cost-efficient shipping and storage, as well as developing and selling temperaturecontrolled shipping boxes.
Cryo Store prides itself on distributing clients' products to meet the exacting standards of each company. It has a wide range of shipping boxes available, which are labelled according to international transport standards and can be personalised with individual company logos. Additionally, dry ice production is available on site. There are also numerous options available for shipping products quickly and safely in the temperature range of ambient to -196°C, anywhere in Europe. Only the best couriers are used for shipping, with a comprehensive tracking system monitoring the whole transport process right through to delivery notification.
Cryo Store did a survey of its clients and found that many were transporting their goods in the wrong storage boxes: they were sending out shipping boxes, mainly those for goods being transported at 2-8°, with the wrong load-out. Cryo Store then developed and tested custom made shipping boxes for their client-specific products.
In the climate chamber, different winter and summer profiles were simulated. With a temperature accuracy of 0.1°C for every 60 seconds, a record gives a clear view of the behaviour inside the packaging.
Through the years Cryo Store has gathered a lot of experience in finding the right shipping box. The company's shipping solution works, not only with temperature behaviour, but also from an efficiency point of view. There are a lot of complex solutions, but Cryo Store likes to keep its system as simple and user friendly as possible.
For large quantities, the basic are EPS boxes, but for small quantities Cryo Store produces its TCP boxes. These are made from two pieces, can be stored flat and made in almost all dimensions; for example, there is a 430l pallet shipper or a 1.6l box. Wall thickness varies from 2-7cm depending on the size of the box and duration of shipping. The insulation is comparable with or even better than EPS and is shock absorbent.
The company goal is to provide biotech, healthcare, food and pharmaceutical companies with a turnkey solution and a gateway to Europe by offering reliable, comprehensive and costefficient storage and dropship facilities. The benefits of using Cryo Store include:
Cryo Store has the industry experience, technical knowhow and comprehensive, reliable infrastructure to solve clients' daily distribution headaches, allowing them to concentrate on their business, confident that all their distribution and storage needs are being taken care of.
Cryo Store is based in Joure, Netherlands, and delivers goods throughout Europe as well as to the US and Asia.
Cryo Store is a logistics company with more than ten years' experience in distributing biotech products and handling temperature-controlled goods. Its goal is to offer biotech and pharmaceutical companies a gateway to Europe through its reliable, comprehensive and cost-efficient storage and drop-ship facilities.
In addition to specialising in low-temperature storage and shipping of temperature-sensitive products, Cryo Store has also recently entered the packaging market to supply a wide range of temperature-controlled shipping boxes.
Based in the Netherlands, the heart of Europe, Cryo Store has easy access to its neighbouring countries. It can deliver products to destinations throughout Europe within 24-48 hours. Because the company focuses solely on distribution and storage, it can concentrate on providing an effective, timely and cost-efficient service to its clients.
Cryo Store prides itself on distributing its customers' products to meet the exacting standards of each company. Using only the best couriers for shipping, it has a wide range of options available for shipping products quickly and safely in the temperature range of ambient to -80°C to any destination in Europe. It also offers dry-ice production on site.
Its service is enhanced by its comprehensive tracking system, which follows the product throughout the transport process to delivery notification. All products are imported into the company's database and are allocated a unique number and storage location. Documents, such as MSDS sheets, COAs or other specific documents, can also be attached to this unique number.
When a product is scanned for shipping, the system brings up all documents attached to this number.Cryo Store stores and distributes products for a wide range of companies, mostly US-based biotech companies, which simply emails the files to reduce shipping costs and Cryo Store assembles the kits for them at the other end. Customers use Cryo Store because it offers:
Over the years, Cryo Store has been developing its own shipping boxes. These boxes are the result of its extensive experience of shipping temperature-sensitive products and are tested to comply with ISTA procedures on temperature behaviour. They are labelled according to international transport standards and can be personalised with individual company logos.
Until recently, these boxes were intended as an internal resource, designed to improve Cryo Store's service to its clients. However, following increasing enquiries from companies about these boxes, Cryo Store has decided to enter the packaging industry.
Companies that have seen these boxes, normally through receiving products packed in them, have been very impressed.
Cryo Store is now able to supply 2l-430l boxes for temperature-sensitive products and it can also design and test new boxes.
Cryo Store BV has over ten years' experience in biotech distribution and handling of temperature-controlled goods.