Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy, September 2019

Atelerix is a leading global provider of technologies for the storage and shipment of cells and tissues at hypothermic temperatures, and works with customers using such cells and tissues for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, drug discovery and testing, cell therapies, storage and retrieval of stem cells, blood and other biofluids

In the course of its business, Atelerix collects personal data about you. Atelerix as the Controller processes your personal data in compliance with the provisions under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), as amended from time to time (the “Regulation”). This Data Protection Policy (“Policy”) explains how we use any personal data we collect about you.

Atelerix may modify this Privacy Policy, and any updates will be uploaded to our website at .

What Personal Data do we collect?

Personal Data is any information relating to you or that we can otherwise link to you. The Personal Data we collect includes your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone and fax number, company name, company structure, job title and business affiliations.

How do we collect your Personal Data?

We collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide to us, for example when (i) registering with us in order to place an order for products or services; (ii.) communicating with us via e-mail or other channels, (iii) when signing up for or asking us to send you newsletters or other (marketing) materials and (iv) when signing up for an event.

We use cookies and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, pixels and tags and device identifiers) to recognize you and/or your device(s) when visiting the Atelerix website. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools.

In some cases your Personal Data has been obtained or supplemented by information retrieved from other sources, including searches via publicly available search engines, sector-specific newsletters, social media and your employer’s website, for the purpose of confirming your current professional position.

How do we use your Personal Data?

We use the Personal Data we collect for communication purposes, including: (i) to send you newsletters  and other information about Atelerix, our products and our services; (ii) to send you invitations to events, training sessions, conferences and lectures; and (iii) to maintain our list of contacts.

In addition, we use Personal Data in order to sell our products and services to you and provide after-sales services.

Why do we process your Personal Data and on what legal basis?

As set out above we process your Personal Data for communication purposes. We rely on our legitimate interests in maintaining business relationships and communicating with you as a business contact about Atelerix’s activities and events. We consider that our legitimate interests are in compliance with the Regulation and your legal rights and freedoms. You can request to be removed from our distribution lists at any time. Upon such request, we will cease to send you such communication and invitations.

Furthermore, we process your Personal Data where necessary in order to perform a contract or to meet legal requirements.

Where is your Personal Data stored? / Where is your Personal Data transferred?

Atelerix is a company registered and located in England, and which stores your Personal Data on servers in the United Kingdom.

We do not have any international affiliates at present, but in the event that we do establish affiliates worldwide, we may disclose your Personal Data to those Atelerix affiliates that agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We do not currently transfer your Personal Data to any third parties who act for or on our behalf, and if this changes in the future this Policy will be updated to reflect that fact and will be posted on our website.

How long do we keep your Personal Data?

Your Personal Data will be saved for the specified purposes mentioned above for as long as you are a business contact to us or longer periods where required for legal and/or regulatory reasons.

Your Rights

You have the right to know what Personal Data we process about you and may request a copy. You are also entitled to have incorrect Personal Data about you corrected and you may in some cases ask us to delete your Personal Data. You can also object to certain Personal Data about you being processed and request that processing of your Personal Data be limited. Please note that the limitation or deletion of your Personal Data may mean we will be unable to provide the communications and invitations described above. You also have the right to receive your Personal Data in a machine-readable format and have the data transferred to another party responsible for data processing. Any of those requests concerning those rights can be addressed by contacting us through our website at . If you disagree with how we process your Personal Data, you are also entitled to report this to the competent supervisory authorities in the UK and/or the EU.

Cells that are in suspension can be encapsulated in alginate using our BeadReady™ kits.

Cells are mixed with a solution of alginate and then added dropwise to a gelation solution. As the droplets meet the solution, they form into beads that contain the cells. Excess gelation solution is discarded and replaced with your cells’ preferred media, and the vial is then sealed ready for storing and shipping with no need for any further human interaction en route.

Cells or organoids in multi-well plates are protected by layers of alginate gel.

An alginate solution is pipetted into each well, followed by the gelation solution. After waiting a few minutes for the gel to form, the plates are ready for storage or shipment to the end user.

Adding the release buffer to the wells causes the gel to dissolve. The solutions are then discarded and replaced with your cells’ preferred media and the plates are ready for use.

Pieces of fresh tissue are protected by immersion in our TissueReady™ formulation.

It’s designed to be extraordinarily simple to use for the field-based collection of tissue samples, such as fresh biopsies.

The kit comprises two vials; the piece of tissue is added to Vial A, and the contents of Vial B are then added to it and the vial is capped. The gel forms and the sample can be shipped, and the tissue is recovered at the destination by adding the release buffer to dissolve the gel.

An innovative solution for storing and transporting cells and tissues at room temperature.