Alert: Regular Sample drop-off: 10 am-12 pm and 1 pm - 3:30 pm M-F

The Research Institute Shipping Core (RISC) is a fee-for-service facility available to all CHOP faculty and staff for safe and compliant shipments of biologic specimens, dry ice, and related dangerous goods. This comprehensive service includes proper classification, packaging, labeling, and documentation, as required by federal regulations, and tracking information through delivery.

RISC provides shipping training to Research Institute staff members who choose to ship independently of the Shipping Core (Certified Shippers). Shipping training is required for anyone shipping biological substances and/or dry ice independantly of RISC. RISC offers the sale of compliant biologic and dry ice shipping systems to Certified Shippers.

Research Institute staff who use RISC’s full service exclusively for their dangerous goods shipments do not need to maintain shipping training certification.


For general inquiries, scheduling, and for additional information on services please email ResearchShippingCore [at] or contact the staff representative listed below.

Research Institute Shipping Core

Katina Frangakis, Shipping Core Manager
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
Colket Translational Research Building, Room A700
frangakisk [at]

Main phone number: 267-425-2079