About us


Our vision: “Preserving Aquatic Genes”

Cryogenetics’ products and services

Cryogenetics offers services and technology for an effective fish reproduction. Our main service has traditionally been the cryopreservation of fish milt. Cryopreservation is a powerful tool for preservation of genetic diversity in wild species and as an integral part of both commercial aquaculture and other fish breeding programs.

In addition to cryopreservation and storage services the company also offers several other products and services helping to secure more effective fish reproduction. These include technology for fresh storage of milt, milt quality evaluation and gender testing of fingerlings.


Services are currently offered for the following species:

  • Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
  • Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
  • Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
  • Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)
  • Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  • Brown trout (Salmo trutta)
  • Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
  • Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) – under development
  • Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) – under development
  • Sturgeon (Acipenser sp.) – under development
  • Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)
  • Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
  • Ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) – under development
  • Lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus)

Cryogenetics also offers to develop cryopreservation protocols for other species based on customer needs.
For a full overview of our products, please see the Product page.

The technology

Cryogenetics is the sole provider of unique technology developed in-house. Cryogenetics’ technology has both the capacity and efficiency needed for seamless integration of an unique cryopreservation technology on an industrial scale for conservation or breeding operations. This is a result of a focused R&D, applied to these challenges, for over a decade.

Cryogenetics worldwide

Most of the R&D work is carried out at the company’s headquarter in Hamar, Norway. In addition, our products are extensively tested out in the field.

Cryogenetics wants to be located close to our customers. As a consequence of this, we have established specially designed cryopreservation laboratories located in following countries:

  • Norway (serving European customers)
  • Canada (serving North American customers on both the West and East coast)
  • Chile (serving South American customers)
  • USA (serving North American customers, mainly research institutions working with zebrafish)
  • United Kingdom (sales and service center)

For more information and contact details of your local Cryogenetics representative, please see our Contact page.