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About Nelson Laboratories

Nelson Laboratories, a business unit of Sterigenics International LLC, 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 client 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 has been acquired by Sterigenics International LLC, the leading global provider of contract sterilization, gamma technologies and medical isotopes, and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and GTCR.

Test Services

Technical Consulting

Why Choose Nelson Laboratories

Every year, hundreds of medical device, pharmaceutical, and natural product companies make Nelson Labs their testing laboratory of choice. For them, the decision is easy. Nelson Labs is a clear leader in the microbiology testing industry, offering more than 400 laboratory tests and employing more than 500 scientists and staff in state-of-the-art facilities. We are known for exceptional quality and rigorous testing standards, but it’s our focus on the bigger picture that sets us apart. It’s what we call The Science of Success™. It’s looking beyond test results and partnering with you to achieve your long-term business goals—mitigating risk, being first to market, and succeeding with your customers.

Companies choose Nelson Laboratories for our:

  • Thought leaders and approachable experts. We give you direct access to industry authorities who understand your business and add value every step of the way.
  • Customer-centric culture. We take the time to understand your vision. Your goals become our goals.
  • Real-time project management tools and a dedicated client portal. We provide proactive information, keeping you informed and in control.
  • Metric-driven testing processes. We're our own toughest customer, holding ourselves to goals exceeding 99% for things that matter most to you, like quality, turn-around time, and testing accuracy.
  • Global compliance expertise and support. We act as a trusted advisor, helping you navigate the ever-changing compliance landscape.
See how we can help you mitigate risk, be first to market, and succeed with your customers. When good science leads to good business, that's The Science of Success™.

Quick Facts

  • Founded:
    1985 by Dr. Jerry R. Nelson and Lynda S. Nelson
  • Employees:
    500+ with more than 300 scientists
    60+ registered and specialist microbiologists (NRCM)
  • Capacity:
    128,400 sq. ft. (five buildings)
    85+ labs
    Custom-built 3,000 sq. ft. cleanroom
  • Headquarters:
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Capabilities:
    More than 400 microbiological and analytical tests
  • Committee Memberships:
    ASTM, ISO, AAMI, ANSI, IEST, PDA, AATB, and more
  • Certifications:
    Nelson Laboratories is FDA registered and third-party accredited to ISO 17025 standards (ANAB).
    Nelson Laboratories is a GLP, GMP, and GTP facility.

Visit Us

Want to visit us? We welcome our clients on a daily basis, whether you are coming for an audit or just to observe testing. We are also happy to help in finding accommodations and directions to and from Nelson Laboratories. And of course, while you are in our neighborhood, we'd love for you to experience some of the reasons we call the Salt Lake Valley home.

Translation Services

We provide on-demand interpretation services in 25 languages, as well as scheduled interpretation services in 87 additional languages. It is our hope that you will allow us to eliminate the constraint of differing languages and truly experience "The Science of Success™." Please contact Global Sales for more assistance.

Nelson Laboratories Holiday Schedule

New Years Day – January 2, 2017
Presidents Day – February 20, 2017
Memorial Day – May 29, 2017
Independence Day – July 4, 2017
Labor Day – September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Day – November 23 – 24, 2017
Christmas Eve - December 22, 2017
Christmas Day - December 25, 2017

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