The name Sotera was inspired by the Greek goddess of safety, Soteria, and reflects the company’s unwavering commitment to global health. As the 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. The company touches the lives of more than 180 million people around the world each year and 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,” said 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 is a provider of 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 is regarded as a best-in-class partner with a strong track record of collaborating with customers to solve complex issues. Most recently, the company announced the acquisition of Toxikon Europe, which in combination with Nelson Labs will create the leading global extractables and leachables lab testing platform.
Nordion is a global provider of 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 is a global provider of comprehensive sterilization solutions that eliminate potential health threats, using the most advanced and reliable medical sterilization techniques available. Sterigenics has deep 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,” added Petras. “We look forward to providing them with the same best-in-class service, quality and expertise in a more integrated service offering.”