Sterigenics To Build Gamma Sterilization Facility in UK
Sterigenics, a provider of contract sterilization, gamma technologies and medical isotopes, is building a new facility in Markham Vale North in Chesterfield/Derbyshire, UK.
The new 60,000-square-foot facility will include the installation of a Nordion JS10000 gamma irradiator with a research loop. The facility will also add gamma sterilization capabilities in the UK to add to Sterigenics’ existing ethylene oxide (EtO) facility based in Somercotes/Derbyshire, England. The facility is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The facility will provide routine gamma, GammaStat processing and process validation, as well as laboratory testing services in Somercotes through its Nelson Labs business. The facility will expand Sterigenics’ total gamma irradiation capacity in Europe, which will add to existing gamma facilities located in Belgium and Italy.
Sterigenics is making investments in technology to expand both gamma and ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization capacity throughout its global network. In August 2017, the firm completed a major expansion of its Forth Worth, Texas facility, which added gamma capacity and increased total sterilization throughput. In June 2017, it completed a project that increased throughput at its operation in West Memphis, Arkansas, and in 2015, it opened an expansion in Gurnee, Illinois. In addition, Sterigenics has recently expanded its EtO facilities in Ontario, California; Costa Rica; and Wiesbaden, Germany. Sterigenics says it expects to make further announcements in the near future.