Blog

Home / Blog
Nov 19, 2018

DDL Joins Amazon’s APASS Supplier Network

Nov 19, 2018|Amazon Testing, ISTA, Package Testing|

Amazon Package Testing Now Being Offered at DDL’s MN and CA Lab Locations DDL is now an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS).  The APASS program was designed by Amazon to help support vendors, sellers and manufacturers to obtain certification of their products as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) or [...]

Oct 17, 2018

FAQs on ASTM D4169 – Schedule C Vehicle Stacking

Oct 17, 2018|ASTM D4169, Medical Device Package Testing, Pack Review, Packaging Validation|

In this edition of DDL’s PackReview series, DDL Packaging Engineers Scott Levy and Peter Johnson address some of the frequently asked questions on ASTM D4169, specifically Schedule C vehicle stacking, that they receive from DDL’s customers. What issues do you see in compression testing? A Lot. Many of our clients don’t meet the specified [...]

May 24, 2018

ASTM-F88 Seal Strength – Is the One-Pound Minimum Real or a Myth?

May 24, 2018|ASTM F88, Pack Review, Packaging Validation, Seal Strength Testing|

In the latest edition of our PackReview video series, DDL Inc. Package Engineers Scott Levy and Pete Johnson continue their discussion on ASTM F88 Seal Strength. In this video, Scott and Pete address the one-pound minimum myth, design validation, specification of seal strength and some upcoming changes on the horizon with ISO 11607. Seal [...]

Apr 30, 2018

DDL Now Offering Medical Device Testing at its Irvine, California Laboratory

Apr 30, 2018|DDL News, DDL West, Medical Device Testing|

DDL is now offering select medical device testing at its DDL West laboratory located in Irvine, CA. Testing of catheters, Luers, needles, syringes, guidewires and IV infusion sets is now available at this location. Previously, testing of these products was only available at DDL’s headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN. The DDL West laboratory recently [...]

Dec 18, 2017

DDL Relocates its California Laboratory

Dec 18, 2017|DDL News|

DDL announced it has relocated its California lab from Fountain Valley to a facility located in Irvine. The new facility more than doubles the lab space, which will increase DDL’s package testing capacity and ability to grow to better meet its customer’s testing needs. “Our new California facility in Irvine reflects both our continued [...]

Nov 15, 2017

DDL Adds Photostability Testing to its Portfolio

Nov 15, 2017|DDL News, Photostability, Stability Testing|

DDL is now offering photostability testing at its Eden Prairie, MN lab facility to assess the response to light exposure of pharmaceutical and combination products, cosmetics and other products.             Photostability testing simulates lighting that may be encountered during the product lifecycle, such as sunlight or fluorescent lights. After [...]

Sep 25, 2017

Overview of ASTM F1980 Accelerated Aging – Part 1

Sep 25, 2017|Accelerated Aging, Medical Device Package Testing|

In this edition of DDL’s PackReview series, DDL Packaging Engineers Scott Levy and Peter Johnson discuss some of the common questions they receive on ASTM F1980 Accelerated Aging Testing: What is Accelerated Aging? Accelerated Aging is a process of putting packaged products into a chamber, elevating the test temperature to claim a specific expiration date [...]

Sep 18, 2017

DDL and Gateway Analytical Announce Joint Agreement

Sep 18, 2017|DDL News, Gateway Analytical, Stability Testing|

DDL and Gateway Analytical announced the two companies have entered into a joint agreement to offer complementary testing services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. DDL will provide mechanical testing of devices, ASTM testing method services, and stability sampling and storage as part of the agreement. Gateway Analytical, a contract analytical laboratory offering [...]

DDL's Testing Locations

DDL's testing laboratories are located in Eden Prairie, MN and Irvine, CA. Learn more about the different testing services provided at each location.

View our locations »