Nordion is the world's leading supplier of C-188 cobalt-60 (Co-60) double-encapsulated sources for gamma sterilization. For over 40 years we have been delivering the industry standard in performance, reliability, and service in gamma processing.
Produced in power reactors throughout the world, cobalt-60 emits high energy gamma rays that are used to eliminate harmful organisms in a variety of products. Nordion's C-188 cobalt-60 sources are used to sterilize more than 40 per cent of the world's single-use medical devices and supplies such as syringes, medical gowns, and masks. Not limited to just medical supplies, C-188 cobalt-60 sources are used for gamma sterilization of other materials including pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, spices, consumer products, as well as fruit, seafood, poultry, and red meat.
All C-188 cobalt-60 sources meet or exceed industry standards and regulatory requirements, including the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC), the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) among others.
With safety as our number one priority, Nordion has an extensive fleet of regulatory approved lead and steel certified containers that meet all international shipping requirements. Nordion has been shipping C-188 cobalt-60 sources to customers throughout the world for over 40 years safely, efficiently and reliably.