The new 120,000 square-foot facility will be built on approximately 32 acres in an industrial zone located at the northeast corner of Valencia and Kolb Road and is planned to be operational in mid-2023.
E-beam sterilization is considered one of the safest and most sustainable forms of sterilization because it does not involve the use of hazardous chemicals, nor does it use radioactive isotopes. E-beam uses electricity to create a beam of electrons, which is used to sterilize packaged medical devices. E-beam is commonly used in the sterilization of drugs and medical devices, and it is also used for contamination control in the food, beverage and cosmetic industries, the manufacture of packaging materials, welding applications, and the cross-linking of cable and wire.
The facility plans to add approximately 25 new high-wage jobs, including engineers, scientists, quality control specialists, and other skilled positions. The new 120,000 square-foot facility will be built on approximately 32 acres at the northeast corner of Valencia and Kolb Road and is planned to be operational in mid-2023. The site is located in an industrial area, not a residential area.
As part of the company’s response to COVID-19 and commitment to public health, BD is investing significantly in its in-house capacity for manufacturing and sterilization. This facility will advance BD’s goals of improved overall operational efficiency, customer service levels, and supply chain resilience to avoid medical supply shortages in the U.S.