July 2018: CryoCrate LLC Won a USDA NIFA SBIR Phase I Award for Cryopreservation of Intact Porcine Embryos.
CryoCrate collaborating with National Swine Research and Resource Center at University of Missouri at Columbia won a USDA NIFA SBIR phase I award. The novel method will solve the long existing issues in cryopreservation of lipid rich porcine embryos, and remove the need of delipidation for pig embryo handling and processing for any storage protocol. The technology will potentially open a new market for long-term storage of pig embryos, which has never existed but can reach the same value as that for bovine embryos: each year, hundreds of thousands of bovine embryos are cryopreserved and distributed. It can potentially bring significant impact on embryo transfer and breeding improvement market for pigs.