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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 [...]

Aug 9, 2017

DDL Expands Scope of its ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

Aug 9, 2017|ISO 17025, ISO 80369, Packaging Validation|

DDL has expanded the scope of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to include ISO 80369 testing for small-bore connectors, the ISTA test series for distribution simulation, and numerous standards for environmental conditioning. The ISO 80369 series of small-bore connector standards are a replacement for the ISO 594-1 and [...]

Jun 6, 2017

Highlights from HealthPack and ISTA TransPack Forum

Jun 6, 2017|DDL Events, HealthPack, ISTA|

DDL recently participated in the annual HealthPack Conference and ISTA TransPack Forum. Following is a recap of the highlights and issues that were discussed during this year’s conferences. Beginning our adventure in Denver, CO, the turnout at HealthPack 2017 was even greater than in the past, with over 300 attendees. Some of the highlights from [...]

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