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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 [...]

Jan 25, 2017

DDL Now Offering ISO 11608-1 Testing for Needle-Based Auto Injection Systems

Jan 25, 2017|ISO 11608, Medical Device Testing, Product Testing|

DDL, Inc. announced today it is now offering testing based on ISO 11608-1, the governing standard that specifies general requirements and test methods for needle-based injection systems. These new capabilities supplement DDL’s already extensive expertise in syringe, needle and combination product testing. “Many new drugs and biologics coming to market today are well suited for [...]

Dec 19, 2016

ISO 80369-7: Changing the Standard for Luer Connectors

Dec 19, 2016|ISO 80369, Luer Testing, Medical Device Testing|

A few months ago on October 14, ISO formally published 80369 Part 7, the long-awaited replacement to everyone’s familiar friend, ISO 594, the standard governing dimensions and performance requirements of Luer connectors. The publication caps a monumental change in the fundamental thinking surrounding devices that transfer liquids and gases in healthcare settings. Despite the Technical [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 13, 2015

Testing Guidelines for Pre-Filled Syringes

May 13, 2015|Medical Device Testing, Testing Services|

The use of pre-filled glass syringes is becoming more and more prevalent as the preferred delivery device for drugs and vaccines. Pre-filled syringes are a more efficient, reliable and convenient method for drug administration helping to reduce drug waste and dosage errors while also improving safety. A number of testing standards have been developed for [...]

Dec 11, 2014

Common Medical Device Packaging Mistakes

Dec 11, 2014|Medical Device Packaging, Medical Device Testing, Packaging Validation|

Medical device packaging is almost as important as the device itself. Packaging for medical devices plays a key role in safely delivering specialized treatment to patients. Most single use, sterilized medical devices can be opened with a high degree of confidence that it has remained sterile throughout storage, handling, and transportation. What makes medical device [...]

Sep 11, 2014

How to Get the Best Information From Your Sutherland Rub Testing Regimen

Sep 11, 2014|Medical Device Testing, Product Testing|

When labeling a product, ensuring that you are using the best combination of materials to present the product as intended to the end user and while reducinge costs as much as possible are major considerations. There are a seemingly unlimited number of different types of label materials and inks both with different properties. When it [...]

May 29, 2014

Choosing the Right Puncture Resistance Testing Method

May 29, 2014|ASTM, Medical Device Testing|

Our next blog post in our series on common methods for testing of films will focus on puncture resistance testing. Puncture resistance testing is another widely used method to test films. Common test methods include ASTM D1709, ASTM D3240 and ASTM F1306. Choosing the test method is often one of the more difficult steps for [...]

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