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About Nelson Laboratories

Nelson Laboratories, a Sotera Health company, is an industry-leading, global provider of laboratory testing and consulting services. We perform over 400 rigorous microbiological and analytical laboratory tests across the medical device, pharmaceutical, and tissue industries. We know that every test matters and requires solutions to complex problems to improve patient outcomes and minimize client risk.

We are a business unit of Sotera Health, along with Nordion® and Sterigenics®. Together, we are the world’s leading, fully integrated protector of global health and touch the lives of more than 180 million people around the world each year. Sotera Health is a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and GTCR.  On 31 October 2017, Nelson Laboratories acquired Toxikon Europe N.V., the European division of Toxikon Corporation. Toxikon Europe’s capabilities are complementary and additive to Nelson Labs’ existing testing portfolio and, in combination, make Nelson Labs one of the premiere global E&L laboratory testing platforms for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. 

Test Services

Technical Consulting

Why Choose Nelson Laboratories

Every year, hundreds of medical device, pharmaceutical, and tissue 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 700 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.. We look beyond test results and partner 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. 
See how we can help you mitigate risk, be first to market, and succeed with your customers. 

Safeguarding Global Health™ with every test we complete.

Quick Facts

  • Founded:
    1985 by Dr. Jerry R. Nelson and Lynda S. Nelson
  • Global Employees:
    700+ with more than 350 scientists
    65+ registered and specialist microbiologists (NRCM)
  • Global Capacity:
    11 global lab sites in the US, Mexico, Europe, and China
  • 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 facilities are FDA-registered as a GMP, GLP, and GTP testing lab with ISO 17025 accreditation. 

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

Thanksgiving Day – November 23 – 24, 2017
Christmas Eve - December 22, 2017
Christmas Day - December 25, 2017

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2018
Memorial Day – May 28, 2018
Independence Day – July 4, 2018
Labor Day – September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving – November 22-23, 2018
Christmas Eve – December 24, 2018
Christmas Day – December 25, 2018

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