Contract Services

Sterigenics expands European capacity

Sterigenics, a global provider of sterilization and advisory services, is building a new facility in Markham Vale North in Chesterfield/Derbyshire, UK, significantly expanding its European footprint.
The new 60,000-square-foot facility, scheduled for completion in 4Q18, will include the installation of a state-of-the-art Nordion JS10000 gamma irradiator with a research loop, adding gamma sterilization capabilities in the UK to complement its existing ethylene oxide (EtO) facility in Somercotes/Derbyshire.
“Sterigenics is committed to being the world’s leading provider of sterilization services and partnering with our customers to eliminate threats to human health,” said Philip Macnabb, president of Sterigenics. “We continue to invest in our global network to meet our customers’ growing demand for gamma irradiation capacity as a critical step in their product development processes. Our new Markham Vale facility will strengthen our ability to serve our European customers, particularly in the MedTech and pharmaceutical fields, and help them innovate with success.”
The new facility will provide routine gamma, GammaStat rapid processing and process validation, as well as laboratory testing services in nearby Somercotes through its Nelson Labs business. The facility will expand Sterigenics’ total gamma irradiation capacity in Europe, adding to existing gamma facilities located in Belgium and Italy.
Sterigenics is making significant investments to expand both gamma and ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization capacity throughout its global network. In August 2017, the company completed a major expansion of its Forth Worth facility, adding gamma capacity and increasing total sterilization throughput, and in June 2017 completed a project that significantly increased throughput at its operation in West Memphis, AR.