Ensure the safety of your most valuable cargo.

We transport eggs, sperm and embryos. We strive to ensure they get to their destination on time and in perfect condition.

About us

Life on ice is a family business, conceived from a desire to improve patient experience and clinic confidence when moving samples. We take the utmost care of what we transport.

Our team

Robert Muir

Transport Director

Robert leads our transports effort and is responsible for the logistics surrounding this.

Sam Muir MSc

QA officer and Courier

Sam is our quality assurance officer and is a part of our quality team.

Jake Muir


Jake is a part of our IVF courier team in the UK.

Josh Muir

Systems and Data Protection Officer

Josh looks after our IT systems and data protection.

Let our family take care of the hopes and dreams for yours.

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Ellen Drew BSc (Hons)

Technical Director

Ellen is an Embryologist in Dundee, and has 33 years experience in IVF. She can be seen on the BBC documentary โ€˜Making Babiesโ€™.

Our services

We offer a high quality transport service for human eggs, sperm and embryos with many benefits to ensure peace of mind.

Personal & transported by hand

We care about what we transport. That's why all shipping is done by hand.

Continuous temperature monitoring

We monitor the temperature of our containers and provide a report on delivery.

Eco friendly

We make use of electric vehicles wherever possible to minimise our carbon footprint.


We are based in Scotland but ship to the rest of the UK, Europe and the world.

Validated dry shippers

Our shippers are fully validated and conform to IATA regulations.

Third party agreements

We hold third party agreements with most ART clinics across the UK.

Clinic liaison service

We can liaise directly with the clinics to make things as simple as possible.

Quality management system

We have a tried and tested quality management system in place to ensure we deliver.

A truly international service with full marks

We ship worldwide and with over 200 journeys completed - and 100% five-star reviews - we're tried and tested at what we do.


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Our reviews

Don't just take our word for it; See what our customers think.

A must use courier, particularly if you live in Scotland

Life on Ice was the best courier we could have chosen, highly recommend. Not only were they efficient, on time with delivery and a great price, but we were kept in the loop constantly in terms of communication between the labs and dates for transportation...

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We cannot recommend life on ice enough

It can be really daunting selecting a courier for your previous cargo but Bob made us feel really safe and secure. Bob kept in regular contact with me via calls and text and kept us updated throughout the whole process. Thanks so much Bob!

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A breath of fresh air

Trying to chose a courier that would transfer frozen sperm from Southampton to Bristol proved to be another very stressful experience of an already tense process, until we found Life on Ice. We found Bob to be a "breath of fresh air" as they understood and were sympathetic to what we were hoping to achieve...

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Fantastic, professional but also very personable and down to earth. Transported my embryos from Manchester to Edinburgh with minimal hassle and kept well informed on progress throughout. So glad I chose Life on Ice.

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Look no further

Bob's communication was always prompt and professional and even though we had a bit of a nightmare with paperwork at both ends nothing fazed him and he got the job done quickly, courteously and at a reasonable price...

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Excellent experience

Had an excellent experience with Bob and team. From initial contact through to completion, communication was good and we were well briefed on what would happen when.... The experience was very personal which is what you get with a smaller company and you can tell they care.

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Professional, quick, safe

We used Life on Ice to transport sperm from Manchester to Leeds. Bob was quick to respond to our emails, and was very professional and sensitive when asking for updates on a potentially delicate procedure. They communicated with the clinics directly, so I had little involvement here, which was a welcome change! I would use Life on Ice again.

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I used Life on Ice to transfer my Embryo - Excellent!

I used Life on Ice to transfer my embryo from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. Bob was extremely professional, quick to come back with a very competitive quote and everything was extremely easy to book. The paperwork was simple and next thing I knew my embryo had been delivered safely to Aberdeen with a confirmation text from Bob...

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Very Happy

I used Life on Ice to transfer my eggs between clinics. I found the service efficient and simple. Bob kept me informed throughout. All in all very happy with the service.

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Contact us

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