Secure UK based biological sample storage with next day access.

Built by scientists, for scientists.

About Us – Cryoniss, 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 at the Alderley Park bioscience campus near Macclesfield 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 late 2021 Cryoniss secured a £500,000 investment from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).  The funding will enable us to create new jobs, expand our service offering and invest in green technology as we continue to grow our customer base and build our reputation as a truly world-class bio-service provider.

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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
or email us at solutions@cryoniss.com

Our Journey

Cryoniss History

Cryoniss History

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2019
November

07 November 2019

THE HEATH BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL PARK LOGO | CRYONISS

Signed lease on second laboratory at The Heath, Runcorn

September

13 September 2019

SONIA HOUGHTON | CRYONISS

Sonia left AstraZeneca to take up Chief Executive Officer post full time

September

03 September 2019

SAMPLE STORAGE | CRYONISS

Registered to store Human Tissue Act regulated material for research purposes

August

30 August 2019

PHIL | CRYONISS

Phil Hargreaves left VWR to take up Chief Operating Officer post full time

June

19 June 2019

Phil | Cryoniss

Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

May

08 May 2019

FREEZER | SAMPLE | STORAGE | ABOUT US | CRYONISS

Alderley Park site registered to store Category 2 Animal By Products.

February

04 February 2019

BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE | CRYONISS

Registered Alderley Park premises to store Genetically Modified Organisms class 2

January

29 January 2019

Investigational Medicinal Products | cryoniss

Registered Alderley Park premises to store Genetically Modified Organisms class 1

2018
March

06 March 2018

CLINICAL SAMPLES | CRYONISS

Cryosphere Services Ltd. is registered.

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

APHA | CRYONISS
HSE | CRYONISS
HTA
MHRA

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