American Aerogel Corporation develops and produces aerogels and related materials for temperature-sensitive shipping needs in the United States. Its products are used in various thermal insulation applications to transport biomedical, pharmaceutical, and other temperature-sensitive products. The company serves biopharmaceutical companies. American Aerogel Corporation was formerly known as General Ideas, Inc. and changed its name to American Aerogel Corporation in January 2001. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Rochester, New York.