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Sterigenics International LLC Changes Name

Sterigenics International LLC has announced that it has changed its parent company name to Sotera Health LLC. 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. Sotera Health has 62 facilities in 13 countries and provides 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 percent 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.”

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