WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the PharmaPort 360™ temperature controlled shipping container developed and manufactured by Cool Containers, LLC for use in commercial and military air transport.

“Cool Containers is the latest example of an innovative Ohio small business creating new jobs,” Brown said. “When Cool Containers presented their concept to transport temperature sensitive materials around the globe, it just made sense to cut through the red tape and empower this Ohio company to continue the American legacy of out-innovating and out-competing the rest of the world. This is further proof that when private and public sectors work together, we can see amazing results.”

The FAA airworthiness certification follows over 1½ years of formal testing and review of design, systems integration, manufacturing practices and documentation.  

“We are particularly grateful to Senator Sherrod Brown and then Congressman Charlie Wilson for the help they gave us in navigating through the government procedures associated with meeting the thorough FAA regulations for air transport of active cargo,” said Cool Containers CEO Lew Rosenblum.  “The process gave us a much deeper understanding of the role the FAA plays in ensuring that our skies are safe for travel.”

According to Cool Containers, their product is designed to ship high value pharmaceuticals and other temperature sensitive materials that require cold-chain custody in the logistics plan. The PharmaPort 360™ is configured for use with standard NAS air cargo pallets in single or dual configurations.

FAA, an agency of the United States Department of Transportation, is charged with maintaining safety, efficiency, and environmental regulations for air travel.