Cryo.s are for storage of tissue, cells, fungi,bacteria, spores, cellular extracts or body fluids at ultra-low temperature for research and development purposes in avery compact format. They must not be stored in the liquid phase of liquid nitrogen, but only in the gas phase above. Cryo.s tubes are not intended for any application in the context of reproductive medicine.

​An outstanding feature of all Cryo.s is the utilisation of a USP class VI certified, medical grade polypropylene for tube manufacturing. This material does not release significant amounts of leachables, hence stored samples stay clean and free of contamination. Sterile product versions are sterilised applying an ISO 11137 validated irradiation procedure yielding an SAL level of 10 – 6.

The portfolio of Cryo.s tubes includes cryogenic tubes with different volumes, different base forms as well as several cap colours. Cryo.s offer several features for the identification and labelling of individual samples, to include coloured screw caps, a white, scratch-resistant writing area and barcoding options.

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Cryotubes, or cryovials, are primarily used to preserve samples stored at low temperatures, including the vapor phase of LN2. Greiner Bio-One’s Cryo.s tubes are suitable for storage down to -196 °C, ensuring consistent results and preventing sample degradation. In the event that sample shipment is necessary, Cryo.s also meet the pressure requirements for transportation by aircraft. The portfolio of Cryo.s tubes includes biobanking tubes with different base formats as well as several cap colors. This line of high-quality cryotubes offers several features for the identification and labeling of individual samples including colored screw caps, a white, scratch-resistant writing area, and barcoding options. White cap inserts are also available in each box of Cryo.s for labeling the top of the screw cap.



  • Suitable for storage at -20 °C, -80 °C and in the vapor phase of LN2
  •  Multiple cap colors and working volumes
  • Ultra-pure medical grade, USP class VI certified polypropylene w/o leachables
  • Free of detectable human DNA, endotoxins, DNase and RNase
  • Non-cytotoxic, no heavy metals contained
  • CE marked (CE/IVD)
  • Cryo Storage Boxes and Cryo Storage Racks available
  • Pre-coded and custom barcoded Cryo.s with Datamatrix and Linear Code are also available (order via the order form, see download area)


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