On May 9, Nordion customers and staff celebrated the launch of Nordion's Gamma Centre of Excellence (GCE), a world-class facility for the advancement of gamma sterilization science.
Located in Laval, Quebec, near Montreal, and formerly known as the Canadian Irradiation Centre, the GCE focuses on applied research and development, training and specialty gamma processing for industrial and academic customers from across Canada and around the world. The GCE provides:
- World-class applied research, specialty contract irradiation services and training to Nordion’s customers and partners;
- Development of gamma irradiation processes for new or challenging products and materials;
- Access to Nordion as the partner of choice for gamma processing, application development and training.
Dr. Peter Covitz, Nordion’s Senior Vice President of Innovation, gave a presentation on Nordion’s vision for the GCE, before introducing a new video on the centre and cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
Martell Winters, Senior Scientist for Nelson Laboratories, a Utah-based provider of microbiology testing services to medical device manufacturers, offered the customer’s perspective on the importance of a resource like the GCE, a true “one-stop-shop” for gamma.
New Website: Nordion.com/GCE
GCE Launch Video: Leadership. Innovation. Growth.
Nordion GCE Launch Event. L-R: Ella Korets-Smith, Global Brand Manager, Sterilization Technologies; Peter Covitz, Senior Vice-President, Innovation; and Eric Beers, Director, Engineering.
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