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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 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 [...]

Oct 26, 2016

DDL Now Offering ISO 80369 Testing for Small-Bore Connectors

Oct 26, 2016|DDL News, Medical Device Testing, Product Testing|

DDL is now offering testing based on the recently published ISO 80369-7 standard that specifies requirements and test methods for Luer connectors, in addition to the published parts of ISO 80369 for enteral (EnFit) and neuraxial connectors. For over a decade, work has been underway to develop the ISO 80369 series of small-bore connector standards [...]

May 31, 2016

DDL Expands Scope of its ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

May 31, 2016|DDL News, ISO 17025, Product Testing|

DDL has expanded the scope of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to include ISO 594-1 and ISO 594-2 testing for conical (Luer) fittings. A conical Luer fitting is the most common means of achieving a leak-free connection between two medical devices (e.g. a syringe and hypodermic needle) that [...]

Sep 18, 2015

DDL Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Sep 18, 2015|DDL News|

DDL, Inc. is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing package, product and material testing to the medical device industry. DDL was founded in 1990 by John Hart and Patrick Nolan. Hart and Nolan had previously worked for Eden Prairie based testing products supplier MTS Systems. The two started DDL (originally called Distribution Dynamic Labs) when [...]

Jun 25, 2015

DDL Receives ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

Jun 25, 2015|DDL News, Medical Device Package Testing, Medical Device Testing|

DDL is pleased to announced its Eden Prairie, MN and Fountain Valley, CA facilities have received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is the international standard by which a laboratory’s commitment to quality and technical competence are evaluated. DDL achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation by demonstrating its laboratories are [...]

Jun 24, 2013

DDL Offers Tip #4 of “Driving Sustainability: Five Tips for the Packaging and Device Testing Industry”

Jun 24, 2013|DDL News, Sustainability, Tips, Tips and Advice, Uncategorized|

#4 - Conduct Regular Assessments of Current Practices Information must be collected and analyzed to gain an understanding of current performance in terms of sustainability.  If the company adheres to a standard such as ISO 14001 or has an environmental management system in place, this practice will already be occurring.  But if not, there are [...]

Jun 19, 2013

DDL Offers Tip #3 of “Driving Sustainability: Five Tips for the Packaging and Device Testing Industry”

Jun 19, 2013|DDL News, Sustainability, Tips, Tips and Advice, Uncategorized|

#3 - Follow the Three R's Here at DDL, like all packaging labs, we go through a vast amount of packaging material: cardboard boxes, packing peanuts, dunnage, plastic wrap, palates, etc.  Finding ways to reuse any or all of these materials can extend their useful lives and keep them out of landfills.  Reduce: using less [...]

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