Cryoniss provide secure UK based biological sample storage with next day access.

Built by scientists, for scientists.

About Cryoniss

We are a UK-based outsourced managed service provider of temperature-controlled, biological sample storage and cold-chain logistics solutions, founded by former senior leaders of the global AstraZeneca cell banking operation, Sonia Houghton and Phil Hargreaves. 

Having established a world-class service internal provision for next-day delivery of qualified cell lines to AstraZeneca’s researchers and collaborators globally, Sonia and Phil decided to use their expertise and experience to launch Cryoniss to serve pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities and clinical research organisations.

Today, Cryoniss enables exceptional science in the UK and globally by providing ethical and secure storage and transportation of biological samples. Based in the North West of England, we serve our growing international customer base from world-class storage facilities within Biofortuna’s Deeside laboratories and The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn.

In a highly regulated field, we provide support with compliance – ensuring our customers can focus on their core business. We also work with a network of carefully chosen partners who strive to provide the same exceptional level of customer service.

In May 2024, Cryoniss joined the Biofortuna Group. Being part of a larger group will allow us to showcase our expert temperature-controlled services to a much wider audience across the life sciences and biotech sectors, and enable our customers to access our highly accredited services quickly and efficiently.

For more information about us or how we can help you with your biological sample storage needs, please call us on +44 (0)1625 460235
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About Our Accreditations

Cryoniss are all about quality, and we are highly regulated and have attained a number of exceptionally valued, sought after licences and accreditations. Learn more about how our various credentials can help you and your organisation with your biological sample storage and end-to-end cold chain logistics needs.


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