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Tony Pitrone
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“The success of any medical device sterilization project is contingent upon the design team’s experience and the construction team’s attention to every detail. Primus has proven it can do both.”

Featured Project
Arthrex Manufacturing
Design-build services for a 60,000 SF packaging and laboratory facility

Medical Device Sterilization

When medical device product manufacturers and third party sterilization providers determine a need for new or added sterilization capacity, they turn to Primus. Primus’s specialized team plans, designs and builds these unique and highly regulated facilities. Customized, streamlined facilities are developed around the Owner’s preferred sterilization method and equipment and are master planned to achieve goals for quality, capacity, throughput, cost and schedule.


Primus has delivered large and small projects for worldwide, industry-leading firms such as Steris, CR Bard, Arthrex and BD Medical. These projects feature life saving products for infection prevention, contamination control, surgical and critical care that require processing by traditional Ethylene Oxide (EO or EtO) Sterilization and Electron Beam.

Primus implements a Master Planning Approach that identifies and documents the Owner’s project goals and includes:

  • Establishing the Basis of Design – Conceptual Layouts
  • Permitting & Building Code Compliance – Defining Regulatory Requirements for Processing Equipment and the Storage and Handling of Chemicals Required for Sterilization
  • Process Flow Diagrams for Processing and Utility Systems
  • People, Product and Materials Flow Optimization to Identify the Ideal Material Handling Systems
  • Development of Concept Layout/Designs and Coordination and Integration of Critical Sterilization Equipment
  • Consideration of Effect on Manufacturing Operations
  • Safety
  • Project Schedule
  • Project Cost Estimate
  • HAZOP Analysis

Added Value
Speed to market and confidentiality are paramount on medical device sterilization projects. Because Primus is a design-build firm, Owners are able to move directly from planning into detailed design with full construction management services. Long-lead item procurement and site mobilization begin earlier. There is no lag time, and communication is seamless.

Primus designs facilities to anticipate the continuous growth of product manufacturing. The team works closely with the Owner to understand future growth factors and product mix, then creates scalable designs that meet these advancements with maximum efficiency. Owners can be sure their investment is ready for the next improvement.

Thank you for all the hard work and creativity that went into the architecture and design of this new facility. This project will continue our mission to provide world-class service and products to our surgeons, and the decision to use Primus/exp/ETC was an excellent choice and shows that even ‘out-of-towners’ can generate outstanding quality.”
- Arthrex Manufacturing