NSF International, a global independent organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment has acquired Avarent LLC. Avarent offers a wealth of expertise and demonstrated success assisting clients with medical device products/processes development, design control, validation, quality assurance and regulatory compliance. The addition of Avarent expands NSF Health Science Division’s portfolio of services to medical device customers across the globe. Cascade Partners serves as the exclusive financial advisor to NSF International.