Nordion – Leading Provider of Cobalt-60

Nordion, a Sotera Health company, has been a leading provider of Cobalt-60 to global customers for more than 70 years. The gamma rays emitted by Cobalt-60 are used in the sterilization and irradiation processes for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety and high-performance materials industries.

Nordion not only supplies Cobalt-60 to customers around the world, but also builds the gamma processing systems. We combine world-class capabilities in electro-mechanical design, controls, radiation physics, dosimetry and regulatory affairs with a global reach in sales, installation and service to lead the industry in delivering end-to-end gamma processing solutions for our customers.

We are committed to operating in a safe, responsible manner that respects the environment and the health of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we operate.

The Sotera Health Companies

Sotera Health LLC, along with its business entities, is the world’s leading, fully integrated protector of global health. Sotera Health goes to market through its three best-in-class companies – Nelson Labs™, Nordion® and Sterigenics® – with the mission of ensuring the safety of healthcare every day.

  • Nelson Labs is the leading provider of microbiological and analytical testing and expert advisory services to assist customers in developing and maintaining sterilization solutions in medical devices, tissue/implantable products, and the pharmaceutical and biologics fields.
  • Nordion is the world’s largest provider of Cobalt-60 used in the gamma sterilization process.
  • Sterigenics is the global leader in mission-critical contract sterilization solutions and expert advisory services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety and high-performance materials industries.

Sotera Health touches the lives of more than 180 million people around the world each year. Sotera Health serves more than 5,000 customers worldwide including 75 of the top 100 medical device manufacturers.