Biomedhelix is a designer of biobanks and the related processes. Our close partnership with different manufacturers – local and overseas – and decades of experience with their products,  ensures access to superlative products and knowledge in the market. 



The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology (IBMT) in Germany is the world leading developer and implementer of cryotechnology and biobanks. Biomedhelix has its roots in this institute and the expertise that was gained when the IBMT started to develop leading edge new automated biobank technology. Some of these developments are now successfully applied in the market by ASKION

Based on this technology, a biobank was installed at the University of Stellenbosch in 2008 at the Department of Virology. This biobank serves as a storage for patients virus samples. 

Resulting from this long term relationships and collaborations, Biomedhelix is the official South African distributor for manufacturers of cryostorage equipment, that has been vetted as the best suppliers in the market.

We take care of freezing

The ice crystallisation of biological cell samples is one of the most critical aspects of biobanking. Biomedhelix assists research and other institutions to tailormake the best solutions to process their samples.


Cryotherm is the main provider of liquid nitrogen technology for the biobanking projects.


KGW-Isotherm provides laboratory equipment for biobanks.


LVL-Technolgies takes care of the sample vials and solutions around the handling and identification of vials.


SY-LAB is amongst other products the manufacturer of the work leading technology for controlled rate freezers.