BioKryo GmbH

General information
BioKryo GmbH
Zinzinger Straße 34
66117 Saarbrücken, Saarland

Contact person: Vincent von Walcke-Wulffen, Chief Executive Officer
Company main phone: +49 (681) 2107590
Company main fax:  +49 (681) 21075911
Year founded:2010
Source of foundation:Spin-off from public institution / NPO
Name of foundation source:Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering
No. of employees: At this location:  8
Corporate description / mission:
BioKryo Germany is part of the Air Liquide Group and their European Biobanking Business Unit. Within the Business Unit, BioKryo France and BioKryo Italy, located near Paris and in Milan, respectively, offer the same services and expand the possibilites of storage.
BioKryo stores biological samples for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes as well as back-ups of cell lines, drug substance and drug product, DNA/RNA-samples, ATMPs, etc. The available storage temperatures are 4 °C, -20 °C, -80 °C, below -130 °C, and -196 °C. Exclusive use of cryovessels or freezers as well as hosting of client's equipment enlarge the possibilites of clients at BioKryo.
BioKryo supports clients in transportation organization and holds their own DryShipper fleet as well as a transportation cryovessel for high samples volumes.
State of ownership: Private / independent
Headquarters: No
Remarks on ownership / listings
Since the beginning of 2019, BioKryo is a part of the Air Liquide Group.
  • Supplier & Engineering
  • Other
Business model:
  • Service company
  • Subsidiary
Customer segments:
  • Hospitals
  • Large biotech & big pharma
  • Large medtech
  • Small biotech
  • Small medtech
  • Direct (own sales force)
Summary Products / Services / Technologies
Description of products:
- Storage of cryopreserved cell collections
- GMP Storage of human cells and tissues according to §20c AMG (German Law of Drugs, manufacturing authorization holder)
- Sample management for clinical trials
- Storage of infectious cells up to biosafety level II (BioStV, GenTG)
- Optimization of preservation protocols
- Back-up of existing biobanks
- Global logistic services
- Consulting and support for design, setup and operation of cryobanks
Collaborations & Clients
Partnering strategy / collaborations:
Air Liquide Biobanking Network,
Fraunhofer IBMT Institute for Biomedical Engineering,
University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf,
University Clinic Schleswig-Holstein Lübeck,
University Clinic Essen