Triple Packaging is Required for All Regulated Biological Shipments.
Three separate layers of packaging present multiple barriers that decrease the likelihood of exposure if an incident occurs with a package containing biological substances.
- A leakproof primary receptacle (such as a sealed cryovial, test tube, etc.)
- A leakproof secondary packaging
- Outer packaging of adequate strength for its capacity, weight, and intended use
For shipments of liquids, there must be sufficient absorbent placed inside the secondary packaging to absorb the entire contents of the primary receptacle(s) should leakage occur. Packaging sets may be reused however you as the shipper are required to retain a copy of the manufacturer’s instructions for a minimum of 90 days from the time the shipment is offered for transport.