An Innovative Xeno-Free Cell Transportation Medium

CellShip® is our fully defined, xeno-free cell transportation medium. It’s our new alternative to cryopreservation.

Cellship is our simple and low-cost way to transport or store cells at ambient temperatures.  Our new product provides an alternative to cryopreservation for the transport and short-term storage of mammalian cell lines.

We are happy to share that LSG developed CellShip® as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (Innovate UK) between LSG and Coventry University.

This new, innovative product provides an alternative to using logistically challenging and expensive dry ice or shippers. Your cells can now be transported between many different sites at ambient temperatures. Simple!

An important benefit to note is that the protocol requires minimal cell manipulation. It also reduces the risk of contamination and improves efficiency within the laboratory.


First, you culture the cells using standard growth media and conditions.

Then, you harvest the cells using your standard method for sub-culturing. Next, you centrifuge the cells at room temperature for 5 min at 180 x g. Then, you must discard the supernatant.

Next, you resuspend the cells in 2 -3 mL of CellShip® and centrifuge as before. Finally, you resuspend the cells in 2 mL of  CellShip® and then transfer the cells to a 2 mL cryotube for transport.


To begin, you gently resuspended the cells and then transfer them to the appropriate volume of
complete medium. Finally, you culture the cells using standard conditions.

There is no need to remove CellShip® before recovering the cells.

To date, our product is validated for up to 120 h of transport/storage at ambient temperatures.

To suit the needs of your project, CellShip® is available WITH or WITHOUT insulin.

Click here to view the product information sheet for CellShip

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CellShip Citation

CellShip: An Ambient Temperature Transport and Short-Term Storage Medium for Mammalian Cell Cultures by Emma Buick, Andrew Mead, Abeer Alhubaysh, Patricia Bou Assi, Parijat Das, James Dayus, Mark Turner, Lukasz Kowalski, Jenny Murray, Derek Renshaw, and Sebastien Farnaud. 

If you would like a free sample of CellShip® or require further information, please call us on 01234 889180 or email sales@lifesciencegroup.co.uk. We are more than happy to explain all the reasons why our new product is perfect for your next project.