Cryopreservation is now integrated into the manufacturing workflow of approved ATMPs. However, a comprehensive end-to-end solution for large scale ATMP production is still under development. This document provides an overview of the current state of cryopreservation in ATMP workflows by: addressing where cryopreservation fits into the workflow, the rules and regulations, the major challenges of cryopreservation logistics; reviewing the effects of cryopreservation of starting materials on the final product safety and efficacy and how developing technologies are set to help optimize cryopreservation processes for scalable manufacturing.