The CryoPod carrier from BioCision LLC, San Rafael, Calif, is a hand-portable system for the safe transport of valuable biospecimens and temperature-sensitive therapeutics, including immunotherapies and vaccines. The result of a joint development project with Brooks Automation, Chelmsford, Mass, the liquid nitrogen vapor-based carrier is designed to provide reliable transport for biospecimens at a temperature of –150°C or less for more than 4 hours on a single LN2 charge. The carrier is intended to replace unstandardized modes of short cryogenic transport that can result in temperature increases of the frozen samples, and solutions that are costly or cumbersome to implement. Onboard electronics display temperature, date, and time, and also provide user-settable audible and visual alarms. The instrument also features logging functionality, enabling operators to record and download the temperature and event history as needed. It can be manually filled or seamlessly integrated into an automated filling station that replenishes the LN2 charge in less than 15 minutes. The carrier won the 2015 new product of the year award from International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories and the 2015 Innovation Award from European Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking. For more information, visit BioCision.