over 50 years, the Andersen companies have led the field in
Ethylene Oxide sterilization--providing equipment and expertise to
continent; from mobile field hospitals in
developing countries, to the most sophisticated tertiary care
institutions on the globe. Over the
generations, and as companies looked to save costs, a niche appeared
for companies with a need for sterilization but without a desire to
bring it in-house--and so in 1996, Andersen Scientific was born.
Andersen Scientific quickly set itself apart from the other
sterilization facilities when it came to turnaround times and
costs. It offers custom low temperature sterilization cycles,
immediate processing and in-house biological indicator incubation--all for one low price.
industrial sector grew, our services grew. Andersen Scientific began
offering sterilization validation packages, packaging validations,
accelerated ageing and shipping and transportation studies. With the
appearance of start-up companies and incubators, the need for
clinical evaluations on developing devices became a necessity.
Andersen responded by offering single lot or batch release runs.
This allows a company to test its devices in or on humans without
the need for full validation. This process has become invaluable to
the industry since it allows devices to be modified without the need
for revalidation. The batch release process is extremely popular, and it has become a core part of our business.
2010 and as part of an expansion process, Andersen Scientific moved
into the heart of Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC so that it could
position itself closer to the emerging technologies. However, our
customer base is as diverse in the devices it sterilizes as the area
it serves (from CA to NY, FL to WA, domestic and
international). We have become the custom specialists whether you
serve the biotechnology, combination products, medical device or
We use the patented Andersen
EOGas process where very small amounts of sterilant are used to
sterilize small to mid-sized volume loads. Unlike traditional
chambers, where an entire 696 cubic foot (12 pallet) chamber is
filled with Ethylene Oxide, our process uses multiple "micro"
chambers, each measuring only 1 to 1¼ cubic feet in volume. This
allows us to process a single device in our sterilizer and only charge the "micro"
chamber price. Each chamber is loaded with its own Ethylene Oxide
gas cartridge; this way there is no waste when smaller loads are
processed. Furthermore, each chamber can be loaded into the
sterilizer at different times, giving us increased flexibility when
loads are processed. It is this function that allows us to decrease
our fees and our turnaround times.