Nelson Labs and Sterigenics join forces to expand sterilisation facilities

This new laboratory space has expanded the Wiesbaden facility to 10 times the size of the original lab and includes both GMP Grade A and B cleanrooms

Nelson Labs and Sterigenics Germany, comprehensive laboratory testing and sterilisation service expert, have opened a newly expanded, centre of excellence for microbiological laboratory testing as well as increased sterilisation capacity in their Wiesbaden, Germany facilities.

This expansion will address the significantly increased demand for these services by the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

The new Wiesbaden expansion greatly reduces the need to outsource services to other labs

The Wiesbaden laboratory facility, part of the global Nelson Labs network since 2016, has significantly increased overall laboratory space and state-of-the-art capabilities to meet the increased global regulatory demands of medical and pharmaceutical customers.

"With the continued growth and success of our laboratory in Wiesbaden, Nelson Labs had outgrown its current facility. To better serve our customers, we needed to expand," said Joe Shrawder, President, Nelson Labs.

Capabilities

This new laboratory space has expanded the Wiesbaden facility to 10 times the size of the original lab and offers much broader lab capabilities. The benefits to customers include significantly increased capacity for bioburden testing, bacterial endotoxin (BET), biological indicators (BI) sterility, and ethylene oxide (EO) residual analysis. The new Wiesbaden expansion greatly reduces the need to outsource services to other labs and helps to ensure that most of the lab testing will be performed onsite in a fully accredited Nelson Labs facility.

The lab also includes both GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Grade A and B cleanrooms available to perform the most critical product-sterility tests. The new lab, still conveniently adjacent to the Sterigenics sterilisation facility, will also host state-of-the-art instrumentation, such as biological safety cabinets and gas chromatographs used for EO residual analysis to further increase its capabilities.

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The combined resources and expertise of Nelson Labs and Sterigenics allow customers the ease of performing their product testing and sterilisation at one location with a team of experts who understand their unique product needs.

To provide full sterility assurance services for the European market, Sterigenics has also expanded its sterilisation capacity in Wiesbaden. "Wiesbaden is a recent example of our commitment to add or build capacity where the market needs our services," said Mike Rutz, President, Sterigenics. "This new expansion was successfully fast tracked from investment decision to commercial readiness in less than a year and will provide additional capacity within the Sterigenics network to help get customers' product to market in a fast, flexible, and safe manner."

The expanded lab in Wiesbaden will be a state-of-the-art centre of excellence for growth in routine microbiology services in Europe. Combined with increased sterilisation capacity, Nelson Labs and Sterigenics, both Sotera Health Company businesses, will be able to meet customer needs better and further deliver on their shared mission, Safeguarding Global Health.

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