BeamOne to Add New E-Beam Sterilization Service Center
BeamOne LLC (San Diego, CA) will locate its newest electron beam medical device sterilization service center in the Pittsburgh, PA, area. Ground breaking will begin on the new facility in Q4 2009, and the facility is expected to be operational during Q4 2010. Pittsburgh will join the company’s locations in California, Colorado, Ohio, and Costa Rica.
According to Glenn Thibault, president and CEO of BeamOne: “Our ability to add a fifth facility, following so closely after the January 2009 opening of our Costa Rica service center, emphasizes that electron beam is the sterilization modality choice of the future. The addition of our Pittsburgh center is one more stepping stone on BeamOne’s course of controlled expansion and growth.”
BeamOne reports it can process virtually any shipment size, as well as accommodate both large and small product configurations.
The Pittsburgh build plan includes the opportunity to add a second electron beam system, thus doubling the capacity of the service center to meet customer demand. The new center will provide sterilization services for single-use medical device, pharmaceutical, and labware manufacturers as well as tissue processors.
Formed in 2004, BeamOne uses ionizing energy from accelerated electrons as its sole sterilization source and is a global contract sterilization leader in the application of electron beam technology for medical device sterilization purposes.