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DDL West Expands Its Medical Device Package Testing Capacity 

Increased Environmental Conditioning and Accelerated Aging Testing Capacity Added at DDL’s Fountain Valley California Laboratory  

Fountain Valley, CA – March 3, 2014, -- DDL Inc. announced today it has expanded capacity for medical device testing at its DDL West laboratory in Fountain Valley, CA.

The expansion includes the addition of a new building that provides increased capacity for environmental conditioning, real time aging and accelerated aging testing. This additional capacity gives DDL West the capability to better meet the growing testing needs of its medical device customers based in California and along the west coast, as well as internationally.

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DDL’s Catheter Testing Keeps Pace with Recent ISO 10555 Revisions

Eden Prairie, MN – July 10, 2013, -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- In its continued effort to keep medical device manufacturers updated and provide expertise in medical device testing, DDL has reviewed the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) published revisions to all affected parts of ISO 10555 “Intravascular catheters – Sterile and single-use catheters –“.

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DDL Scheduled their Summer Webinar on Accelerated Aging

Minnesota, MN – June 3, 2013, -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL Packaging Engineer, Scott Levy, will provide a detailed analysis of accelerating aging during his live webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2013. 

The webinar will cover the scope of ASTM 1980 - Standard Guide for Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier Systems for Medical Devices as well as exploring the use, significance and cautions to keep in mind when using accelerated aging.

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DDL Now Offers Three Different Test Methods for Dye Leak Testing

Minneapolis, MN – April 23, 2013 -- http://www.testedandproven.com -- Two new test methods were recently added to ASTM 1929-12 Standard Test Method for Detecting Seal Leaks in Porous Medical Packaging by Dye Penetration. In an effort to continually meet the requests of our clients, DDL can now conduct all three methods for Dye Leak testing.

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TCP Reliable Announces the Hire of their European Director of Sales and Marketing

Maromme, France - December 17, 2012 - http://www.tcpreliable.com - TCP, leader in temperature controlled packaging and validation testing, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Ian Buck, who joins the company as the European Director of Sales and Marketing. Ian was hired to accelerate the growth of the TCP Reliable family of companies, including Cryopak Cold Chain Packaging, Cryopak Verification Solutions, Cryopak Quality Assurance Services and DDL in the European market.

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DDL Announces Internal Promotions as a Result of Continued Growth

Minneapolis, MN – November 15, 2012 – http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL, leader in medical device package, product & materials testing announced the promotion of Corey Hensel to General Manager, Eric Borchardt to Director of Operations, Jason Simon to Lab Manager, Tamera Presler to Lab Supervisor and Luke Munroe to Project Manager Supervisor.  Hensel, with over 16 years experience at DDL previously served as the Director of Operations, Eric Borchardt as Lab Manager, Jason Simon as Packaging Lab Supervisor, Presler as Senior Project Manager, Luke Munroe as Senior Project Manager.

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DDL Announces the Hire of their New Quality Director

Minneapolis, MN – November 7, 2012 – http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL, leader in medical device package, product & materials testing is pleased to announce the recent hire of Patrick Waddick, who joins the company as a Quality Assurance Manager in the Eden Prairie office.  Waddick was hired to ensure adherence to DDL’s stringent quality standards in anticipation of increased growth.

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New this year at MD&M Minneapolis
Testing Horror Stories CONTEST!

In Honor of MD&M Falling on Halloween, DDL Wants Hear about...

The Outsourcing Horror Stories from your Testing Lab!

DDL, Inc. will be at MDM Minneapolis in booth 830 on October 30th and 31st - Halloween!  To celebrate the occasion DDL is having a contest ... collecting "Scary Stories from your Testing Lab".

Visit us at our booth, #830 to enter your horror story!  If you can't attend MDM Minneapolis or would like to send your scary story in early, please send to ddlinforequests@testedandproven.com.

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DDL will host a webinar on Sustainability and Source Reduction in the Packaging Industry

Minneapolis, MN – October 18, 2012 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, leader in package, product and materials testing has announced that they will host a fall webinar on Sustainability and Source Reduction in the Packaging Industry.  The webinar will be presented by DDL’s President, Patrick Nolan on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 10:00AM Central.  The cost for attending this webinar is free.

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Patrick Nolan Spoke at this Year’s ASTM International Committee F02 Meeting in Barcelona Spain

Edison, NJ – October 4, 2012 --   http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- The ASTM International Committee F02 annual meeting took place last week in Barcelona Spain. Patrick Nolan, president of DDL, Inc, was present and spoke onSterile Medical Device Package Performance Testing and the Nebulous Effect of Vibration in Transit.

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Packaging Committee Presents Award of Merit to Patrick J. Nolan.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN –August 8, 2012 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/-- Patrick Nolan, President of DDL, a leader in medical device package, product and material testing, was presented the Award of Merit by the ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging.  The Award of Merit, and its accompanying title, is ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

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DDL Launches Redesigned Website

Offers Further Assistance to Medical Device Manufacturers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN –August 9, 2012 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/-- DDL, a leader in medical device package, product and material testing, recently launched an new website designed to help medical device manufactures find resources that will aid them as they bring their medical devices to market and to successfully navigate through the regulatory hurdles of product and package development.

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DDL's Expands their Product & Materials Division

Eden Prairie, MN - May 10, 2012 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, leader in medical device package, product and material testing, continues to expand their Product & Materials Division.

DDL is known for their expertise in package testing validation (ISO11607), however, in 2003 DDL expanded their services by adding a product and materials testing division.

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DDL Announces its Spring Seminar Date and Topics

Fountain Valley, CA – April 4, 2012, -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, leader in medical device package, product and material testing, has confirmed that it will host its spring Medical Device Testing Seminar on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Fountain Valley, CA.

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Cryopak and DDL are scheduled to present at this year's Healthpack Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Edison, NJ – February 16, 2012 – http://www.tcpreliable.com – Cryopak, leader temperature controlled package design and manufacturing, will be represented at this year's Healthpack Conference with a presentation conducted by Anthony Alleva, Cryopak's Technical Services Manager. This presentation titled, Packaging challenges for drug/device combo products in the cold chain distribution system, will deal with packaging system design and testing issues that are affected by the cold chain distribution system. Pat Nolan, DDL's President, will also report on recent business discussed at the last ASTM D-10 Committee meeting.

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DDL Announces the Date of their Webinar on Distribution Simulation

Minneapolis, MN – January 10, 2012 -- DDL, the leader in medical device package, product and material testing has confirmed the date of their upcoming online webinar on Distribution Simulation for January 26, 2012 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am CST.

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DDL Announces Addition of Orthopaedic Testing

Minneapolis, MN – January 4, 2012 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, industry leader in medical device package, product and material testing, announces the expansion of their testing capabilities with the addition of orthopaedic testing. DDL's ability to perform the orthopaedic testing came with the recent purchase of a biaxial tester.

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DDL Increases Capabilities with the Addition of ISO 80369-1 Testing

Minneapolis, MN – October 20, 2011 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, industry leader in medical device package, product and material testing, announces the expansion of their testing capabilities with the addition of ISO 80369-1 testing. According to ISO, this new procedure specifies general requirements for small-bore connectors, which convey liquids or gases in healthcare applications. These small-bore connectors are used in medical devices or accessories intended for use with a patient.

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Patrick Nolan, President of DDL, will Speak on Sustainability Initiatives for Packaging During this Year's FMA Progressive Packaging and Sustainability Congress Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – August 10, 2011-- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, the leader in medical device package, product and material testing, announces that Patrick Nolan, DDL President, will be presenting on the topic of sustainable packaging during this year's FMA Progressive Packaging and Sustainability Congress Conference.

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DDL Announces the development of the Responsible Packaging Development Group Aimed at Assisting Companies in Achieving their Desired Level of Sustainability

Minneapolis, MN – August 30, 2011 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, industry leader in medical device package, product and material testing, announces the expansion of their testing capabilities with the addition of sustainable package testing and their newly formed Responsible Packaging Development Group.

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DDL & Cryopak Announce the Date of their Fall Package Testing and Cold Chain Seminar and Interactive Workshops!

Edison, NJ – August 4, 2011 -- DDL, the leader in medical device package, product and material testing and Cryopak, leader in cold chain packaging have confirmed the date of their fall Seminar and Interactive Workshops for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 11 and 12, 2011 at their Edison, NJ location. The two day program will cover topics such as distribution simulation testing and thermal transportation package design.

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DDL Hires New Sales Engineer, Rob Hoody, to Cover the West Coast Territory.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA – July 28, 2011 – (www.testedandproven.com) DDL, leader in medical device package, product and material testing has recently hired a new sales engineer to partner with medical device companies on the West Coast.

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DDL's Product and Materials Division Expands their Core Test List!

Minneapolis, MN – June 29, 2011 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, leader in medical device and materials testing, is continually expanding its capabilities to better serve its customers and has recently updated their core test list to include new ASTM, ISO and JIS test standards.

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DDL Expands their Testing Capabilities with the Addition of Combination Product Testing

Minneapolis, MN – June 28, 2011 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL is tapping into the fast growing sector of the life science industry commonly known as combination product testing. This type of testing includes combining the medical device and drug industries into one package. Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 states that, "a combination product comprises any combination of a drug and a device; a biological product and a device; a drug and a biological product; or a drug, device, and a biological product."

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DDL to host Spring Product & Material Testing Seminar

Minneapolis, MN - March 25, 2011 - http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, a leader in medical device package, product and material testing, has confirmed that it will host its first Product & Material Seminar on Wednesday, April 13th at its headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN.
 

Join Al Gale at this year's Healthpack Conference in Cincinnati for his presentation on Test Methods to Evaluate the Materials Used in Your Sterile Barrier System for Shelf-Life Products

Minneapolis, MN – March 3, 2011 – http://www.testedandproven.com/- DDL, leader in product, material and package testing, will be represented at this year's Healthpack Conference with a presentation conducted by Al Gale, DDL's Product and Material Engineer!

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DDL East Announces the Expansion of their Testing Lab in Edison, NJ.

Edison, NJ – January 12, 2011 -- http://www.testedandproven.com/-- DDL, leader in package, product and material testing for the Lifescience Industry, has made strides to expand their services, both on the testing side of the business and the thermal package design side of the business.

The DDL laboratory in Edison, NJ, recently increased its testing capabilities for thermal performance testing and conditioning for thermal testing.

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Scott Levy, Packaging Engineer for DDL, will Chair of Canon's MDM West Packaging Conferences in Anaheim!

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – January 20, 2011-- http://www.testedandproven.com/ -- DDL, the leader in medical device package, product and material testing, announces that Scott Levy, packaging engineer, will be co-chairing the packaging conferences for the MDM West show in Anaheim this February. Levy will be co-chairing the conference with Kevin Zacharias of Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging.

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