Cold Chain Transport and Lab Moving

Moving a lab is a complex and stressful process. Hiring a qualified and licensed lab transport company mitigates risk, improves efficiency, saves money, and enables scientists and lab staff to refocus on their research.

Azenta Life Sciences brings years of experience in comprehensive lab relocation solutions for a wide range of biological materials that require storage in temperature-controlled environments and regulated chemicals.

With industry-leading expertise in regulated biological material management, we use highly-specialized cold chain logistics and transport teams to provide a full suite of services tailored to your lab.




Refrigerators, freezers and LN2 tanks

Biological materials

Laboratory chemicals and reagents

Infectious or hazardous materials

High-value equipment




Biotech/pharmaceutical companies

Academic institutions

Government agencies



Research organizations, etc.







Clinical sample storage


We can collect biomaterials from research sites, testing laboratories, company headquarters, or other storage centers based on your cold chain shipping needs. We have successfully moved millions of samples, biomaterials, and equipment using industry best practices.

Lab Relocation Key Features

When moving regulated materials, it’s crucial to find an experienced lab relocation partner. With in-depth knowledge of regulatory compliance and biological transport security, we handle all materials with the utmost care, ensuring that sample integrity during the relocation process remains our number one priority!


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Industry-leading flexibility:

Materials stored in customer-owned or Azenta-owned equipment

Equipment rental and leasing

Origin-to-destination lab relocation

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Ability to maintain a wide range of temperatures: Temperature-controlled environments ranging from ambient to -190°C.

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Laboratory chemical transport: Our drivers are certified to safely pack and transport lab chemicals in compliance with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT).

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Relocation project management: Our highly trained and licensed professionals help customers develop a comprehensive cold chain transport plan.

Laboratory Transportation Details

  • Eco-friendly trucks to protect your cargo: One of the largest fleets of custom-built, company-owned aerodynamic trucks. Our trucks are equipped with high fuel efficiency and enhanced engine technology, thus reducing the carbon footprint.
  • Multiple redundancies in place: At-temperature back-up freezers and LN2 supply are housed on the trucks during transit. Diesel-powered generators provide redundant power to always keep equipment powered. Your shipment is monitored by 24/7 alarmed security.
  • Licenses, training, and certifications: USDOT special permits allow us to transport controlled and biological material. Our experts are IATA and USDOT trained, certified in logistics and packaging, and fully compliant with federal and state regulations. We also provide HAZMAT-certified drivers and personnel.


Special Lab Transport Permits & Certifications

IATA                 USDOT                   Calif Resource                    RSPA

Additional Cold Chain Transport Services

4°C and -20°C cold room material relocation

High-value insurance

Regulated chemical packaging and shipping

Temporary facility shutdown assistance

Sample & material storage

Business continuity and risk mitigation planning

Validation services

Lab Relocation Technical Resources
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