In August of 2014, Sonoma County welcomed a new sterilization company called Synergy Health. This was the result of collaborative efforts between Sonoma County BEST, the City of Petaluma, PG&E, and was spearheaded by Petaluma medical device manufacturer Labcon.
After a merger in late 2014, Synergy Health now goes by Steris Corporation. On December 1st, 2015, local manufacturers and community members celebrated the opening of the new facility with a ribbon cutting.
The new Petaluma location provides solutions to those in the medical devices and pharmaceuticals industries, specialized applications and contamination control sectors. “The services [Steris Corporation]will offer will be a key to expanding medical device manufacturing in Sonoma County and all of the North Bay,” said Jim Happ, President of Labcon.
The opening of Steris brings new resources and capabilities that many advanced manufacturers in the region will utilize. This type of company acts as a catalyst in the already growing life science and medical device sectors in Sonoma County.