Packaging Shelf Life Studies
Accelerated Aging for Shelf Life Validation
DDL conducts accelerated aging testing to help establish shelf life and expiration dates for medical devices, packaging and products. Real time aging is performed in parallel with accelerated aging in order to support and verify accelerated aging conclusions.
When establishing shelf life claims, it must be recognized that the data obtained from accelerated aging testing is based on conditions intended to simulate the effects of aging on and between the materials involved. The resulting ‘expiration date’ or shelf life from accelerated aging testing is considered a conservative estimate. Real time aging test results are used to verify accelerated aging evaluations and together are used to determine final shelf-life claims/values.
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