Sotera Health Announces Acquisition of Wisconsin-Based Regulatory Compliance Associates

Nov 10, 2021

Acquisition strengthens Sotera Health’s quality, regulatory, and technical consulting capabilities

CLEVELAND, OH – November 10, 2021 – Sotera Health, a leading global provider of mission-critical sterilization and lab-testing and advisory services announced today that it has acquired Wisconsin-based Regulatory Compliance Associates (RCA). This acquisition expands the US-based quality, regulatory, and technical consulting capabilities of Sotera Health. RCA is an industry leader in providing life sciences consulting focused on quality, regulatory, and technical consulting for the pharmaceutical, medical device and combination device industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, RCA has extensive industry knowledge through a network of in-house and external experts and is known for its best-in-class solutions. Founded in 2000, the company has grown to be nationally recognized for its tailored, solution-driven approach to compliance related issues.

“Regulatory Compliance Associates is a premier provider of quality and regulatory services; known for its best-in-class solutions. It is also recognized for its strong relationships with its customers and regulators,” said Michael B. Petras Jr., Chairman and CEO of Sotera Health. “This acquisition will expand and further strengthen our technical consulting capabilities. We welcome RCA’s strong management and expert staff as they join us in our mission, Safeguarding Global Health®.”

“Our mission is to provide our customers with unsurpassed technical expertise combined with quality service. We have earned a reputation for our customer service and are seen as an essential partner for our customers—and we know we have found the same in Sotera Health,” said Erika Porcelli, CEO of RCA. “My goal for RCA is to continue our commitment to serve customers supporting their regulatory and compliance needs as they bring critical pharma and medical device products to market. We accomplish this by becoming part of Sotera Health, a global company whose breadth of services and expansive reach provide extraordinary value to the industries we are proud to serve.” Regulatory Compliance Associates’ consulting capabilities will complement and enhance Sotera Health’s existing strengths in technical consulting and expert advisory services. Regulatory Compliance Associates is ISO 9001 accredited.

About Sotera Health:
The name Sotera Health was inspired by Soteria, the Greek goddess of safety, and reflects the Company’s unwavering commitment to its mission, Safeguarding Global Health®. Sotera Health Company is a leading global provider of mission-critical sterilization and lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry. With a combined tenure across our businesses of nearly 200 years and our industry-recognized scientific and technological expertise, we help to ensure the safety of millions of patients and healthcare practitioners around the world every year. Across our 64 facilities worldwide, we have over 3,000 employees who are dedicated to safety and quality. We are a trusted partner to more than 5,800 customers in over 50 countries, including more than 40 of the top 50 medical device companies and 8 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies.

Sotera Health goes to market through its three best-in-class businesses – Sterigenics®, Nordion® and Nelson Labs®. Sterigenics is a leading global provider of outsourced terminal sterilization and irradiation services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety and advanced applications markets. Nordion is the leading global provider of Co-60 and gamma irradiators, which are key components to the gamma sterilization process. Nelson Labs is a global leader in outsourced microbiological and analytical chemistry testing and advisory services for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Learn more about Sotera Health at

About Regulatory Compliance Associates
Regulatory Compliance Associates® Inc. (RCA), is a life sciences consultancy focused on quality, regulatory, and technical consulting headquartered in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin with offices in Colorado and Florida. RCA provides worldwide services for the resolution of compliance and regulatory challenges to the Pharmaceutical, Biologic & Biotechnology, Sterile Compounding, and Medical Device industries. We understand the complexities of running a life sciences business and possess areas of expertise that include every facet of R&D, operations, regulatory affairs, quality, and manufacturing. We are used to working on the front lines and thriving in the scrutiny of FDA and globally regulated companies. Achelous Partners provided investment banking and advisory services to RCA in the transaction. Learn more about Regulatory Compliance Associates at

Media Contacts:
Sotera Health:
Kristin Gibbs
Chief Marketing Officer

Regulatory Compliance Associates:
Erika Porcelli
Chief Executive Officer