STERIS and Controlled Contamination Services to Offer Streamlined Cleanroom Sterilization and Decontamination Processes to Customers

Monday, April 04, 2016 9:00 AM

MENTOR, Ohio – April 4, 2016 – STERIS Corporation and Controlled Contamination Services (CCS) recently collaborated to offer integrated services to their Life Sciences Customers. This relationship streamlines cleanroom sterilization and decontamination by incorporating STERIS’s patented VHP® Biodecontamination solutions with CCS’s comprehensive cleaning program.

“This unique venture allows us to offer unparalleled service to our Customers and to coordinate the project better than anyone else” said Larry Zanko, Manager, Global Biodecontamination Services for STERIS. “STERIS has the most highly regarded and respected products in the industry and CCS holds a rich history as experts with in-depth understanding of regulations and GMP requirements to meet the most stringent cleaning and decontamination needs.”

“Our Customers were already using both of our services, but generally making two phone calls to have a project handled,” said Chris Zines, CEO and co-founder of Controlled Contamination Services. “This venture unites two industry leaders in one call. Our sales teams are cross-trained to know exactly what product is required for each situation and exactly what protocol is necessary to maintain the highest standard in cleanrooms.”

Further, the collaboration between STERIS and CCS is unique in that it ensures that all steps in the cleaning and biodecontamination process are jointly handled to create one effective solution for your cleanroom.

Using a proprietary VHP process technology, STERIS Biodecontamination Services has handled complex projects such as Anthrax remediation and decontamination of large facilities. Most projects are completed in less than 24 hours. The low-temperature hydrogen peroxide dry vapor destroys a wide range of microorganisms including bacterial spores, viruses and fungi. The VHP does not condense on surfaces, making it a unique choice for sensitive materials including electronic equipment, HEPA filters and painted surfaces, and an environmentally friendly choice with residue-free byproducts.

CCS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with experience in GMP cleanroom cleaning, equipment assembly and cleaning, post construction cleaning and decontamination, hydrogen peroxide decontamination, emergency decontamination events and more.

Sales professionals from CCS and STERIS will jointly cover the United States to provide you with a comprehensive biodecontamination solution. In addition to teaming with CCS, STERIS recently acquired Micro-Clean, Southeastern Certification, and AGAPE Instruments Certification companies, expanding its capabilities and range of services.


About STERIS

STERIS's mission is to help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe. For more information, visit www.sterislifesciences.com.

About Controlled Contamination Services

Founded in 1993, CCS is the leading provider of Integrated Facility Services for the Life Sciences, High Tech, IT, and Aerospace and Defense industries. CCS provides its clients with comprehensive cleaning for GMP and non-GMP areas, hydrogen peroxide fogging, and technical service solutions that exceed the health, safety and environmental requirements for your business. CCS’s Data Center Division provided high quality cleaning and other services to large scale, raised floor data centers and computer rooms throughout the US. For more information, visit www.cleanroomcleaning.com.

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