SALT LAKE CITY, Mar. 12, 2012
) announced the acquisition of a new building adjacent to its current facilities
that will accommodate immediate and future requirements for capacity and new capabilities.
“Nelson Laboratories continues to grow and expand,” said Jeffery R. Nelson, president and CEO of Nelson Laboratories. “This building acquisition will provide increased space to meet the growing demands of our clients, and will also allow us to add more of what our clients need.”
Much of Nelson’s growth has been fueled by increased investment in new medical technology, changes in industry guidance and increased regulatory expectations. The testing done at Nelson Laboratories directly supports the development and production of safe medical devices, tissue, drugs, cosmetics and natural products.
The newly acquired 12,000 sq. foot building is under renovation to bring it up to Nelson Laboratories’ rigorous specification. This location will be used to add additional sterilizers used in validation testing, aging chambers for packaging testing, and additional space for testing products designed for reuse (e.g., cleaning, disinfection, and steam sterilization of tools, kits or scopes used in hospitals).
Renovation of the new building will be completed in April. New equipment installation is scheduled for April and May. Operations will begin in May.
Established in 1985, Nelson Labs has a strong history of growth in Utah. The company has roughly doubled in size every five years and anticipates the growth trend to continue. Its original facility was 24,000 sq. ft. and was expanded to 62,000 sq. ft. in 2001. In 2010, the company completed a 50,000 sq. ft. building. With the addition of the newly acquired building, Nelson Labs now has over 122,000 square feet of office and laboratory space.