How are you handling your cryovials?

Damaging the biological material can cost you a lot of money. CryoHolder is made specially to eliminate every risk that comes with transferring frozen biological material.

What can go wrong by using these methods:

  • Cryovials easily fall off
  • Process is slow 
  • Biological material can thaw
  • No dexterity
  • Frostbites on fingers
  • Hard to pick up a vial

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About the CryoHolder

The CryoHolder is a unique tool on the market that enables you quick, more efficient, and safe transfer of frozen cryovials. The tool is made out of aluminium so it can withstand big temperature changes; from -196 °C in liquid nitrogen up to 121 °C in the autoclave. The tool is compatible with all major cryovial types. You can get one for your lab quickly and skip the quotation process on the official CryoHolder website:

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More efficient and safe to use

The CryoHolder’s ergonomic design allows faster workflow, eliminates both frostbite and damage to the biological material while making the transfer more efficient.

Nearly indestructible

The CryoHolder is made out of aluminium, which enables working with liquid nitrogen as well as sterilising it in the autoclave at 121°C. It is also resistant to mechanical damage that may occur during the work process.

Faster workflow

The CryoHolder allows you to work faster, as you can easily pick up cryovials and move them around. Compared to using tweezers or forceps, the CryoHolder helps you complete the task 55% faster, thus making sure the biological sample doesn’t thaw.

You can also download some additional materials about the CryoHolder here:

Compatibility Sheet Technical Sheet

How it works

Pick a cryovial

Navodilo 1

Pick the cryovial you want to transfer.

Attach the CryoHolder

Navodilo 2

Push the tip of the tool into the cap of the cryovial.

Transfer the cryovial

Navodilo 3

Pick up the cryovial and transfer it to the desired location.

Release the cryovial

Navodilo 4

Release the cryovial by simply pressing the button on top of the tool.

Compatible with different types of cryovials

The tool comes in two different models, each compatible with many different cryovial manufacturers. In the table to the right, you can find all the different types of cryovials the CryoHolder is compatible with. The two types of CryoHolder we manufacture are distinguished by different top colours, red and blue.

If you can't find your cryovial provider on the list, please contact us via the form at the bottom of the page and we will find a solution for you.

And if you already know your vial compatibility, you can get a CryoHolder directly through the CryoHolder official website...

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...or, if you need more than one, you can send us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Vial type Blue top CH Red top CH
Corning external thread tick


Corning internal thread tick


Elkay internal thread tick


Elkay external thread tick


Simport all vials tick


Alpha Laboratories external thread tick


Alpha Laboratories internal thread tick


Thermo Fisher Nunc


Greiner Bio-One tick


Starlab all vials


CryoKING external thread


VWR tick


Sarstedt CryoPure tick


Daigger AvitroLab internal thread tick




CELLTREAT Freeze internal thread



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Development of CryoHolder was made possible by:

Slovene Enterprise Fund

Ljubljana University incubator

Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

European Regional Development Fund

Name of the project: “Development of an innovative tool for transferring cryovials”. The project and the investment "Voucher for prototyping" are co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and European Regional Development Fund.