Cold Chain Technologies Wins “Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year” Award for Koolit® Advanced PCM Gel

October 6, 2016

excellence-award-250x250Holliston, Massachusetts – October 6, 2016 – Cold Chain Technologies (CCT), an industry leading manufacturer and provider of temperature‐controlled packaging solutions is a proud recipient of the 2016 Cold Chain Global Excellence Awards for “Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year” on behalf of its innovative patent pending Koolit® Advanced PCM Gel refrigerant solution. Held on September 29th at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston MA, the Cold Chain Global Forum Excellence Awards honor, recognize and promote the most innovative supply chain practices, solutions and individuals over the past year.

Available in multiple sizes and temperature ranges, Koolit Advanced PCM Gel is the first commercially available solid phase change material (PCM) refrigerant engineered to maintain the efficacy of drugs and vaccines during transport. This new gelled PCM technology allows CCT to create package designs that reduce size, improve thermal efficiency and performance and are leakproof.  The company will begin to introduce these new materials in their product lines starting this year.

Thermal shipping systems utilizing Koolit Advanced PCM Gel are lighter and smaller than traditional water‐based shippers and are less costly and ensure better coverage than PCM bottles and can be applied in either single‐use or return/reuse applications.  “We continually seek and identify opportunities that will advance the state of our industry and provide our customers with significantly improved solutions. We believe the Koolit Advanced PCM Gel is one of those major advancements. By combining focused engineering and product development with new state‐of‐the‐art manufacturing, we’re able to offer the market a breakthrough solution with the same lowest total cost expectations,” states Larry Gordon, CEO of Cold Chain Technologies.

Since its release, Koolit Advanced PCM Gel has been well received by both clients and peers alike. Says Ben Romero, President of and BioPharma Cold Chain Consultant, “the ability to gel non water based PCM could have a profound positive impact on passive thermal shipping systems used in BioPharma packaging. Leakage has been the Achilles heel of this technology since its inception; if CCT is able to manufacture price and performance competitive
leak proof non water based PCM, this is a very significant development for our industry.”

For more information about Koolit Advanced PCM Gel, please visit

About Cold Chain Technologies Cold Chain Technologies (CCT) is a global developer and manufacturer of solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech, health care, clinical trial distribution and medical device industries. Distributed from multiple U.S. and international locations, CCT’s trusted brands include Koolit® Refrigerants, KoolTemp® Pre‐Qualified Shipping Systems, and KoolTemp® Insulated Containers which are available in a wide range of sizes, durations and temperature
ranges. In 2015, CCT received the Cold Chain Global Forum Excellence Award for the “Most Adaptable Partner Solution or Service.”

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