Ambient Temperature Shipping

Ambient Temperature Shipping

We have been shipping a selection of our molecular biology products without ice for several years now and they have all undergone quality control testing after storage at room temperature.

Products shipped in this way include thermostable polymerases, DNA Ladders, Monarch Nucleic Acid Purification Kits and Protein Standards.

A full list of molecular biology products that can ship at ambient temperature can be found here.

If you place an order for multiple items, some of which require shipping on ice, your whole order will be shipped on ice unless some of the products absolutely require ambient shipping conditions.



10% of our shipments are delivered in our ambient temperature shipping envelopes which are made from 100% sustainably sourced paper and are fully recyclable.

Environmental Benefits

Ambient temperature shipping provides many environmental benefits such as reduced packaging and reduced fuel use. It removes the need for polystyrene boxes, ice packs and the energy used in freezing them. 17% of our product shipments are delivered in this minimal packaging, which can be a paper envelope or a cardboard carton, depending on the size of the order. This move builds on earlier efforts to reduce our environmental impact through refinements to our shipping policy.

Find out more about global and UK-specific NEB Sustainability Initiatives.

Product Stability

The activity of these products is guaranteed for both cold and ambient temperature shipment.


Once you receive your order please store it at the temperature recommended on the product datacard.