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CABI Cryobank

CABI Cryobank

CABI Cryobank secure storage

The CABI Cryobank is a commercial service providing off site back-up storage of bacterial and fungal master culture lines or process cultures. Our ultra low temperature cryostorage of pre-frozen microbial resources is completely confidential and supports corporate disaster recovery planning. Clients may include companies of any size, governments and academic laboratories.

Safe deposit form


Storing cryovials

Storage certificate

Step 1 Complete the form to purchase the service

Step 2 Client delivers frozen cryovials to the CABI Cryobank

Step 3 Cryovials are transferred to our ultra-low-temperature storage

Step 4 You recieve your certificate of storage

Contact us at if you have any queries.

Client confidentiality protection and microbial resource security are the key elements of this 

• all rights to cultures remain with the depositor

• CABI staff do not handle cultures at any point

• immediate inventory deposit to the CABI Cryobank

• Cryobank access is strictly controlled to authorised personnel

• cost effective

The CABI Cryobank offers:

• secure laboratory facilities with temperature alarms

• vapour phase storage of below -165ºC

• 24/7 electronic temperature monitoring

• 24/7 standby team to respond to faults