We are excited to share the news that our Nelson Labs facility in Itasca, IL significantly expanded lab operations and testing capabilities to better serve our customer needs.
Lab customers will benefit from state-of-the-art facility and equipment upgrades to the Itasca lab as well as over 10,000 square feet of building expansions and renovated lab space.
New Capabilities: New testing capabilities are online and fully operational since May 1, 2018. These testing services include medical device particulates, healthcare reprocessing validations, sterilization for reuse validations, and genetic microbial identifications.
Expanded Capacity: The previous test offerings of this lab facility are still available with the additional benefits of increased lab capacity for bioburden tests, radiation validations, bacterial endotoxin testing (BET), and product sterility testing.
Fully Accredited: The Itasca lab facility is now ISO 17025 accredited and under the same robust quality system as the global Nelson Labs headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Improved Study Access: Customers are now able to track their submitted studies and retrieve test reports via the Nelson Labs’ Secure Customer Portal.
To read the full press release, click HERE.
Earlier this week, we celebrated the exciting expansion and upgrades by hosting an Open House at the Itasca facility. Among those in attendance were leadership from Nelson Labs and Sterigenics, customers, vendors, and the Mayor of the Village of Itasca with some of his staff.
Attendees were able to tour the laboratory and learn about the history of the facility from Director of Laboratory Operations Mike Rahn and other laboratory staff. To schedule a tour, please contact our Service Center.
About Nelson Laboratories, LLC
Established in 1985, Nelson Laboratories is a leading provider of microbiological testing and consulting services for MedTech companies. We know that every test matters and requires solutions that improve patient outcomes and minimize customer risk. We call it "The Science of Success®." It means working with customers to solve complex problems, providing precise test results, and delivering value through superior testing solutions and service to ensure the safety and efficacy of every product. Nelson Laboratories is a standalone business within Sotera Health LLC, the global leader in outsourced contract sterilization services, gamma technologies, and medical isotopes. Visit www.nelsonlabs.com for more information.