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Sterigenics International has changed its parent company name to Sotera Health. Its three operating companies — Nelson Labs™, Nordion®, and Sterigenics® — will continue to maintain their current names. The new parent company name signals a more integrated and holistic customer value proposition as it combines the offerings of three best-in-class companies to better serve customers with a more comprehensive offering of mission-critical services.

The name Sotera was inspired by the Greek goddess of safety, Soteria, and reflects the company’s commitment to global health. As a global leader in mission-critical services to ensure the safety of healthcare, Sotera Health has 62 facilities in 13 countries and provides rigorous lab services, comprehensive sterilization solutions, and a reliable global supply of radioisotopes to the medical device, pharmaceutical, tissue, and food industries. According to the company, it touches the lives of more than 180 million people around the world each year. It serves over 6,000 global customers, including 75% of the top 100 medical device manufacturers.

“Safeguarding Global Health™ is the cornerstone of our new brand and guides us in what we do each and every day,” says Michael B. Petras Jr., CEO of Sotera Health. “It speaks to the breadth of our business and our ability to partner with our customers across their entire product-development lifecycle.”

The new brand was developed after an extensive process of in-depth engagement with customers, suppliers, employees, and company leadership. The companies and services under the Sotera Health umbrella are Nelson Labs, Nordion, and Sterigenics.

  • Nelson Labs provides global lab testing and expert consulting services. Nelson Labs performs over 400 rigorous microbiological and analytical laboratory tests across the medical device, pharmaceutical, and tissue industries. The company recently acquired Toxikon Europe, which in combination with Nelson Labs will create the leading global extractables and leachables lab testing platform.
  • Nordion provides mission-critical radioisotopes used for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Nordion ensures the reliable supply of Cobalt-60, the primary input to the gamma sterilization process, to the leaders in healthcare, including sister company Sterigenics.
  • Sterigenics provides comprehensive sterilization solutions that eliminate potential health threats, using the most advanced and reliable medical sterilization techniques available. Sterigenics has expertise across gamma, ethylene oxide (EO), electron beam (E-beam) and x-ray sterilization.

“Our new brand underscores the customers’ recognition of our more expansive partnership as they innovate in an ever-changing and increasingly regulated healthcare world,” adds Petras. “We look forward to providing them with the same best-in-class service, quality and expertise in a more integrated service offering.”