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Who We Are

60 years of medical device innovation

Andersen Products was founded in 1958 by Dr. H.W. Andersen. As a young surgeon at Bellevue hospital in New York, Dr. Andersen developed a line of nasogastric tubes and wound drains that dramatically improved upon then current designs. The company’s first manufacturing operation was established in Oyster Bay, New York in 1963. The need to sterilize these products led to the creation of a breakthrough method of ethylene oxide (EO or EtO) sterilization utilizing a flexible sterilization chamber. High efficiency EO sterilizers employing flexible chamber technology (EO – FCT) are now the company’s core business. Andersen Sterilizers is headquartered in Haw River, North Carolina. We operate a UK office in Essex, and partner with a select group of distributors around the world.

Join us on a tour of our operation

Andersen has manufactured all of our products here in the US for over 60 years. Take an insider’s look at how we craft our sterilization cabinets and meet the people who bend the steel, mold the plastic and perform rigorous quality control testing on our campus.

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Meet our team

The Andersen companies are still a family operation. We are proud of our extended family of employees, many of whom have been with us for over twenty years and have family members working at Andersen.

Work @ Andersen!

Thanks for your interest in a career here at Andersen. We are always looking for talented and driven people to join our team! Please look on Indeed for job opportunities at Andersen Products or Andersen Sterilizers.

Why ethylene oxide (EO/EtO) sterilization?

Ethylene oxide is the gold standard in sterilization. It offers hospital-level sterility assurance (10⁻⁶) along with
unparalleled gentleness and material compatibility.

Our Technology

Our exclusive EO-Flexible Chamber Technology is the secret to our success. Using 90% less gas than our closest competitor, this Andersen “chamber within a chamber” system brings the proven reliability of gas sterilization to your facility with a whole new level of convenience. We offer sterilizers that range in size from tabletop to free-standing: All are easy to install, easy to operate and easy to maintain.

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IN-HOUSE STERILIZATION

Maintain ultimate control of your workflow, inventory and turnaround. Cost effective for healthcare and veterinary practices, many SME and small to medium OEM.

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Contract sterilization

If you have two pallets or less of product, our contract sterilization facility, Andersen Scientific, is your turnkey solution. You’ll love our quick turnaround times.

Validation & Lab Services

From sterilization and packaging validation to feasibility studies and other lab services. Andersen does it all, including labeling, packaging and device assembly!

Zero emissions

Andersen Sterilizers offers the most efficient gas sterilizers on the market today. When combined with our optional emissions abatement system, an Andersen sterilizer will release a fraction of a gram of EO per cycle, and less than a pound of total emissions per year, effectively making the process zero emission.

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Always made in the USA

Andersen sterilizers are crafted at our 100+ acre campus in Central NC. Our raw materials and components are almost completely US sourced. We are proud to support a manufacturing community of over fifty suppliers here in North Carolina.

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Trade Shows

Are you attending any of these shows? If so, please plan on stopping by our booth! We’d love to show you what’s new and tell you about any show-exclusive specials we’re running. If you’re an existing customer, we would love the chance to meet you in person.