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Cryo Packaging and Shipping Instructions

  1. General
    1. Cryo kits requested by 14:00 local time must be shipped by the donor center on the same day for overnight AM delivery using FEDEX or UPS.
    2. Cryo kits requested after 14:00 local time must be shipped by the donor center on the next business day for overnight AM delivery using FEDEX or UPS.
    3. Cryo Kits should not be shipped the day before a weekend (i.e. Friday) or the day before a holiday.
    4. To view Illustrations related to these instructions scroll to the bottom of this page.
  2. Packaging
    1. Remove the lid of the Styrofoam container then remove contents and set aside.
    2. Cover the bottom 1/3 of the Styrofoam container with dry ice.
    3. Place the NUC into the cryovial box then close and place the box on the dry ice.
    4. Ensure the cryovial box is fully surrounded by at least 5 pounds of dry ice.
    5. Place the lid on the Styrofoam container.
    6. Place the Styrofoam container into the outer shipping box and seal the box.
  3. Class 9 Label
    1. Grab the class 9 label that you set aside earlier.
    2. Fill in the weight of the dry ice in the space provided on the Class 9 label.
    3. Fill out the shipper name and address (your center/lab) on the Class 9 label.
    4. Fill out the consignee name and address (recipient center/lab) on the Class 9 label using the receiving center/lab information provided in the email requesting the NUC.
    5. Affix the Class 9 Label to the outer shipping box.
  4. Air Bill
    1. Get a shipping air bill from your mailroom or shipping vendor.
    2. Fill out the air bill including the name and telephone number of the consignee provided in the email requesting the NUC.
Styrofoam Cryo-Shipping Container Cryovials Box Class 9
Shipping Label
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