Core Cryolab Inc. is located in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District at:
Toronto General Hospital
585 University Avenue, Suite B PMB 120
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2N2
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Core is a full service cryogenic service. We offer cryogenic storage services, cryogenic shipping, distribution of cryogenic freezers and accessories, and biorepository design consulting services.
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Depending on individual needs Core has the ability to store a wide range of samples. We provide storage services for medical research institutes, biopharmaceutical companies, cell/tissue banks and hospital operations.
Please contact us to review your storage requirements.
Core has the ability to store a wide range of biosamples in our state of the art GLP compliant facility. All storage requests are reviewed in accordance with our acceptance policies. NO INFECTIOUS OR POSITIVE SAMPLES ARE PERMITTED.
Typical sample types include:
Please contact us regarding any sample(s) not listed.
We can accommodate almost any storage container, such as cryovials, straws, microtube plates and blood bags.
Please contact us to learn more.
Samples are primarily stored in Chart MVE cryogenic freezers at -190⁰C liquid nitrogen vapour phase.
Depending on client needs and available space, other storage conditions/options are available.
Please contact us to discuss your storage needs.
Core Cryolab’s biorepository was designed and built to provide the highest level of sample security and safety. Our facility operates the highest quality equipment available on the market today. The facility is connected to the Hospital’s emergency backup power systems for the ultimate protection during a power outage.
Our cryogenic freezers are chilled using liquid nitrogen and Core maintains a minimum supply of 4 week worth of nitrogen on site. Real-time temperature tracking is monitored by a dual redundant 24/7 monitoring system. Local and remote alarm monitoring and video surveillance combined with high security access restrictions, provides a reassuring level of security.
No. All client samples are stored at the box level therefore all information related to the vial/patient are retained with the client, maintaining ultimate confidentiality.
Core offers a range of storage options designed to suit client needs. We’ve had clients store samples for a little as a few weeks, while others have entrusted their samples with us for over a decade. Some of our current storage contracts are for over 30 years.
Please contact us to review your storage requirements.
We are able to facilitate any type of access to your samples. We have clients that make deposits and withdrawals on a daily basis and others that store at Core as a secure backup for vital cell lines and rarely need to access their samples. Additionally, our global shipping service allows clients with an international footprint to easily make deposits and withdrawals to almost anywhere in the world.
Yes. Core stores samples based on cell type. All animal cell lines are stored in their own dedicated freezers.
No. Core does not store any infectious agents or microorganisms: bacteria, viruses or poisons.
Storage fees are based on three factors:
Please contact us to discuss your storage requirements.
Absolutely! Whether transporting personal samples between IVF clinics or relocating an entire sample collection we can help. We have nearly a decade of experience shipping worldwide and have facilitated shipments on 6 continents (everywhere but Antarctica). Core offers a comprehensive shipping management service providing unparalleled peace of mind when shipping irreplaceable materials.
Core is IATA compliant. All shipping staff is Safe-T-Pak trained. We follow stringent cold chain management protocols along the entire process, from the time of pick up of your samples throughout transportation to receipt and accessioning of those samples at the biorepository facility. Continuous monitoring and logging of the environmental conditions within the vapour shipper are recorded and maintained.
Core provides a cost effective solution to clients based on individual needs. Cost is dependent upon location and size of shipment. To help determine costs please contact us for a quote.
Core is a licensed distributor of Chart MVE cryogenic freezers, Drager oxygen monitoring systems, Elpro data logging and temperature monitors and specialized cryogenic accessories from various other distributors.
Whether you need a Dewar for your lab or a completely integrated repository with dozens of large freezers, vacuum jacked piping, and monitoring, Core is able to meet and support your equipment purchasing needs.
Core is the only distributor of cryogenic equipment in Canada that is also an end user. Running a best in class biorepository and international cryogenic shipping business has given our team a superior understanding of the operational needs of our clients. At Core we’ll ensure you are making an informed buying decision and acquiring equipment that will meet all of your repository needs.
Core is also the only cryogenic equipment supplier in Canada that offers equipment servicing options from installation and validating new freezers to completing your annual freezer maintenance and certifications.
Yes. Core can help design and build any size of cryogenic repository. Our consulting team has a combined four decades of industry experience. They have helped to design and build dozens of biorepositories including some of the largest in Canada.
For references or to discuss your repository needs please contact us.