DDL has provided package testing, product testing and materials testing for the medical device industry for over twenty years. An ISO 9001 certified, third party test laboratory, DDL employs a team of engineers, technical and quality experts devoted to helping customers worldwide succeed by taking an independent, involved and informed approach to ensuring regulatory compliance.
Founded on a commitment to customer service supported by technical expertise, a robust quality system, quick turnarounds and an upfront sales approach, DDL has partnered with companies across the globe to complete over 23,000 projects.
Package Testing Services
DDL package testing services evaluate the strength and integrity characteristics of a packaging system before and after simulating the anticipated distribution and storage conditions that the system may undergo. This combination of simulation and evaluation is used by packaging professionals to validate package compliance with ASTM, ISO, ISTA and other accepted industry standards.
- Accelerated Aging Testing
- Distribution Simulation Testing (ASTM D4169)
- Package Integrity Testing
- Package Strength Testing
- Package Validation (ISO 11607)
Product Testing Services
DDL assists manufacturers and engineers in a variety of industries by testing a product’s performance and safety. Specializing in medical devices such as Luer fittings, syringes, needles, catheters, guidewires, cannulae and electrosurgical instruments, DDL tests to ANSI, ASTM, IEC, ISO, JIS, EN and other accepted industry standards. Vibration, physical shock, thermal shock, friction, flow rate, force to operate, leakage and compression testing are among the many tests that are carried out and help medical device developers better understand their products. Custom test development and protocol creation are also provided.
Materials Testing Services
To complement its packaging testing, DDL takes design understanding to a deeper level by testing and evaluating the materials that make up the package itself. From tensile and tear testing of poly films and trays to applying compression and tension to packaging components, materials testing can increase an engineer’s understanding of available options, allowing for more informed design decisions.
Processing variables, vendor changes, effects of aging, different sterilization treatments and material changes can be explored through material testing. The engineering staff within DDL’s Product & Materials Division has a thorough understanding of today’s test standards and the principles behind them.
2 National Testing Laboratories
DDL’s testing laboratories offer full service package testing in Eden Prairie, MN and Fountain Valley, CA. Product and material testing are carried out at the Eden Prairie facility. Both DDL locations work one on one with clients providing technical expertise, readily available capacity and individualized, easy to understand, comprehensive quotes.