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-IBMT
Corporate description / mission:
BioKryo offers cryostorage of biological samples, like stem cells and tissues, used for research, therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The company applies classical methods as well as Fraunhofer-Cryotechnology. The biobanking service is based on the GMP standard.
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
Business model:
  • Service company
  • Subsidiary
Customer segments:
  • Hospitals
  • Large biotech & big pharma
  • Small biotech
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