Refrigerated Pharmaceutical Shipping Containers

Our mobile refrigerators are used around the world to safely transport critical pharmaceutical materials. Whether you need a blood transport cooler, a portable vaccine refrigerator, the cooled transport of biological samples, or a mobile, temperature-controlled, shipping unit for vaccines and medicines, we have you covered. Design and technical features meet all CDC/VFC vaccine storage guidelines.

Depending on the specific model, we offer FDH and NDH versions of these units with an automatic cooling and heating system that guarantees your products are kept at a constant temperature during transport, despite any adverse external environmental conditions. This is provided in compliance with the applicable regulations (GDP 2013/C 68/01, WHO 961/2011).

Small Medical Refrigerator Options

Due to the fact that our mobile refrigerators are ideal for more than simply pharmaceutical transport needs, these units are not classified as “Medical Devices.” Therefore, they are not required to meet defined standards or authorizations of such devices. If you use Coldtainer mobile refrigerators for the transport of UN 3373 clinical or diagnostic samples, three-system packaging must be used for the product, and primary and secondary packaging must be certified in line with all applicable ICAO/IMDG/ADR standards.

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Advanced Technology

There's no room for error. Coldtainer offers precise temperature control and perfect thermal insulation.

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When Accuracy Counts

Optional Digital display, HACCP/ Bluetooth interface. Full data tracking on smartphone or tablet.

Safe and Secure

From the lab, to the car, to the field, Coldtainer's rugged durable design will keep your supplies safe.


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The Medical Industry

We have worked with many types of healthcare organizations to provide mobile temperature control, including:

  • Medical-test companies
  • Pharmaceutical-distribution companies
  • Research centers and universities
  • Public-health authorities
  • Military medical and civil protection bodies
  • Logistics companies specializing in pharmaceutical product transport

Our small medical refrigerator units are manufactured through the process of rotational molding as a single polyethylene body, and are resistant to vibration and impact, even after years of use. No modification or preparation of the vehicle is necessary. These containers are easy to load, unload, and stack for reversible and flexible vehicle use. Contact us today to see how we can help solve your pharmaceutical shipping needs.

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Have Any Questions?

Let’s talk! Coldtainer is a premier provider of both refrigerated and heated holding containers that are ideal for food, beverage, and medical storage on the go. If your business is in need of a temperature-controlled solution that will allow the safe delivery of food, biological substances, temperature-sensitive chemicals, or pharmaceuticals, then we can tailor a solution to your exact needs. Reach out today and let us know what you have in mind.


With Coldtainer portable refrigerated containers we are saving between $7,000 and $9,000 per vehicle upfront compared to the cost of insulated, refrigerated vans. The units also lower our operating costs because they are installed in vans that that get much better fuel economy, and they are virtually maintenance free compared to refrigeration units. Coldtainer is the perfect solution to meet our temperature control needs.

Jehad Hannoush Multi-Unit Edible Arrangements Owner, Orlando, Florida

Coldtainer gives us the ability to keep expanding our business cost effectively and efficiently. With the portable container for transporting and storing frozen products we were able to open a ballpark concession stand, and at a much lower cost than for a frozen food truck. That’s capital we can use to grow our Italian ice franchises and our catering business for corporate events.

Gregory J. Rhoads Owner, Kool Beans Inc.

Coldtainer refrigerated containers allow us to transport products over longer distances in cargo vans for a lower capital investment, and with double the fuel economy for those vehicles at significantly reduced operating costs. Our maintenance costs are also lower than those for medium-duty trucks with coolers and cold plate refrigeration systems. The containers are easy to install and we can also easily move them to a different truck. Over time, we plan to add larger van models with Coldtainer units to our fleet.

John Nottingham Palace Vending

Compared to insulating a vehicle and upfitting it with a roof-mounted refrigeration unit, we spent $10,000 to $15,000 less on a standard van and a Coldtainer. The reliability of theportable container has also been great. We’ve never had an issue since we’ve owned it and it doesn’t require maintenance. The Coldtainer is a simple solution that meets our refrigerated and frozen transport needs at a much lower cost.

Bob Boyce Lil' Ponderosa Beef

With Coldtainer portable refrigerated units we are able to assure the integrity of the cooked food and fresh ingredients we transport and use at an off-site catering operation. We could purchase food from outside vendors or invest in a refrigerated truck but Coldtainers give us better control over schedules at a lower cost. The units made more sense because they’re perfect for what we do, and they give us the peace of mind that we’re providing the highest quality service.

Steven Maak Executive Chef , Levy Sports and Entertainment


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