Media Relations Blog
Dedicated to the world of media, public relations and marketing from TopRank Marketing.
  
Swirls
 

Archive for the ‘DDL’ Category

DDL Helps Ensure Medical Device Packaging Professionals Recognize Importance of Vibration Testing

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Importance of Vibration Testing Not Realized By Large Percentage of Medical Device Packaging ProfessionalsMINNEAPOLIS –August 12, 2008 — http://www.testedandproven.com/ — DDL, the leading product and package testing services firm specializing in medical device package testing, recently discovered through the company’s July “Vibration Testing Quizzler” that only 46 percent of Medical Device Packaging Professionals truly understand that vibration testing can prevent defective products or packaging from going to market.In his winning Vibration Testing Quizzler response, David Anderson VP of Research & Development at GT Urological stated, “When there is the slightest chance that any of our medical products will be exposed to a transportation, operation or storage environment, it is vital that we implement vibration testing before going to market.”The vibration testing quizzler question below received answers from nearly 200 medical device packaging professionals.Question: Package and product testing should always be expanded to include vibration testing when there is a chance of exposure to what environments?

Answer:

Percent Responded:

Transportation

50

Operation and Storage

4

All of the Above

46

Merger of Packaging Solutions Provider TCP Reliable with DDL Establishes New Tier Packaging Engineering Firm

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Merger will allow TCP and DDL customers to achieve a new, consolidated level of packaging success. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) October 3, 2007 — TCP Reliable, a thermal packaging solutions manufacturer and DDL, the leading package testing services firm have announced a merger, making the combined company the leading packaging engineering group specializing in the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries. DDL and TCP will continue to operate their testing and manufacturing separately with DDL as a wholly owned subsidiary of TCP Reliable.”The true benefit of this merger for our clients is access to a wider array of services custom suited to their growing needs,” states Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL. “Particularly, our clients will be able to confidently consolidate both their testing and manufacturing objectives.”This powerful new collaboration between packaging testing pioneers DDL, specializing in medical device testing and TCP, a full service temperature controlled packaging manufacturer, will answer the growing needs of both firms’ client bases.”The TCP and DDL combination offers the most complete range of distribution packaging engineering services and solutions to the fast growing medical device and the biopharmaceutical segments of the health care industry,” states Maurice Barakat, President and CEO of TCP Reliable. “Our increased technical depth and size will allow us to provide coast to coast service in meeting the requirements of the most demanding players in the health care industry through our six company owned sites in the US and Canada.”In the rapidly expanding medical device industry, the need for specialized packaging is vital to the increasing complexity of devices and combination products. Earlier this year, DDL acknowledged the need to expand into new areas of the packaging lifecycle by launching its package development and prototyping services. Hence, an evolution into manufacturing seems only natural.About TCP Reliable (www.tcpreliable.com)Founded in 1990, TCP Reliable is a complete packaging solution provider specializing in the field of temperature controlled packaging. From needs assessment to package qualification, TCP handles packaging projects with one paramount goal: Maintaining the integrity of your products. The materials and manufacturing processes cover the spectrum from insulated shippers to manufacturing phase change materials and temperature monitors. Services are performed in strict conformance with ISO 9001:2000, ISTA and ASTM test methodology, and FDA good manufacturing practices.The TCP Reliable main complex in Edison, NJ incorporates 70,000 square ft of state-of-the-art design, testing, and manufacturing facilities. TCP maintains additional manufacturing facilities in Arkansas as well as Montreal and Vancouver through its Cryopak subsidiary.About DDL (www.testedandproven.com)DDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation services. Additionally, DDL provides expert package design, development and prototyping services for those clients who desire to outsource their package development function. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 6). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and southern California. DDL’s package design, development and prototyping services are offered to support national clients through staff and operations based in southern CA.###

Second Laboratory Dedicated to Environmental Testing Opened by DDL in Response to Rapid Growth

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

New facility will ensure record time to market for DDL’s ever growing client baseMinneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 22, 2007 — http://www.testedandproven.com/ – DDL, a leading package testing services firm, specializing in medical device package testing, has substantially expanded its second laboratory dedicated to environmental testing in Eden Prairie, MN.The facility, dubbed Opportunity Court, was initially developed last year as a response to DDL’s rapid growth and an increased demand for environmental testing services. The laboratory immediately allowed DDL to effectively and efficiently take on more projects.With the recent expansion, DDL’s growth in capacity mirrors the new level of achievement it’s able to provide for its ever growing client base.”The expanded environmental testing laboratory ensures the fastest possible response time when it comes to starting projects for our current and future clients,” states John Hart, CEO of DDL. “This means that our clients can deliver their product to market intact and in record time.”In the medical device testing industry, time to market is absolutely critical as firms must quickly ensure their products safely weather conditions to reach those that need them most.DDL’s expansion makes it possible for its clients to achieve the required time to market via a testing chamber capacity that has been expanded to 1178 cubic feet.”The expansion of DDL’s chambers ensures that the rapid and efficient service our current clients have come to expect are not affected as we take on an ever growing client base,” states Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL.DDL’s chamber expansion has also grown to include the addition of ISTA Conditioning chambers. These chambers allow for tests that will challenge the strength and robustness of not just the medical device’s packaging, but the product and package combination.”Ultimately, our clients need to be assured that not only will the package stand up to conditions, but so will the product,” continues Nolan. “By expanding our chamber capacity, and by adding chambers dedicated to ISTA conditioning, our clients are assured that their product, packaging and all, will survive its journey to the end user.”About DDLDDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com###

DDL Adds Package Design, Development&Prototyping to Service Offerings

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Minneapolis, MN, April 12, 2007 – http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL, a leading package, product and material testing services laboratory, has expanded both its Minnesota-based testing facility and its menu of service offerings.DDL is now able to provide Package Design, Development & Prototyping Services, designed to help manufacturers and package engineers design packaging that will satisfy industry requirements and successfully pass package testing and validation procedures.“We feel that there is definitely a market for prototyping services,” said John Hart, CEO of DDL Inc. “Packaging often fails testing procedures because it isn’t properly developed in the design and prototyping stages.”Package Development & Prototyping Services from DDL include:• Package design & consultation• Primary, secondary and shipping unit packaging• Rapid package prototyping• Small volume production• Project management• Regulatory compliance & feasibility testing• Gap analyses for compliance to ISO 11607• Environmental conditioning• Cold chain packaging support• Altitude testing“By offering comprehensive package development & prototyping services, DDL hopes to minimize the need for re-testing and help customers deliver their products to market on time,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL Inc. “Combining package design, prototyping, development and testing services reduces the risk of packaging failing to meet industry requirements.”More information on DDL’s new Package Development & Prototyping services is available at:http://www.testedandproven.com/lp/prototyping.htmlAbout DDL Inc.DDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 6). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California.

Medical Device Package Testing Firm, DDL Inc, Named Top 50 Fastest Growing Company

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Minneapolis, MN, December 6, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL Inc, a leading medical device package, product and material testing laboratory, has been named the #42 fastest growing company in the Twin Cities in a recent Growth 50 honor roll released by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.DDL, which has experienced an average annual revenue increase of 25% since 2003, has moved up 8 places from its #50 position in the 2005 Growth 50.  DDL attributes much of its growth to its ability to read the needs of its customers.“Many package engineers and manufacturers are looking for re-assurance that their packaging will not fail its validation testing,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL Inc.  “DDL offers comprehensive pre-testing consultation via our PackAdvice service pledge, so that the customer feels that the packaging is properly prepared for its testing.”In 2006, important revisions were made to ISO 11607, the foremost guidance document for medical device package testing.  DDL helped prepare and guide packaging professionals through these revisions with a series of 3 webinars.  DDL has also just launched its “Industry Standards Alert” service, which invites industry professionals to sign up to receive a notification by email or by RSS feed when an industry standard is updated.“DDL wants to be more than a package testing laboratory,” said John Hart, CEO of DDL Inc.  “We want our customers to trust in DDL as an educational resource to guide them through their testing and ensure a positive outcome.”More growth lies ahead for DDL, who recently announced its expansion into the Boston area.  DDL sees much opportunity on the East Coast for medical device packaging services as the medical device industry continues to grow.For more information on package, product and material testing services from DDL, visit http://www.testedandproven.comAbout DDL IncDDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). In addition to its new East Coast presence, DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California.

Package Testing Firm, DDL Inc, Launches New“Industry Standards Alert”Service at MD&M Minneapolis

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Minneapolis, MN, October 17, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL, a leading package testing services firm specializing in medical device package testing, has launched a brand new “Industry Standards Alert” service to help package engineers and manufacturers keep up-to-date on changing industry requirements.DDL has been heavily involved in the revision of several industry standards. COO, Patrick Nolan, is part of the Task Group that developed the revised Technical Information Report (TIR) for the new ISO 11607-01 standard.“DDL believes that it is really important for packaging professionals to be aware of revisions to all industry standards, including ISO 11607,” said Nolan. “Understanding potential changes to requirements can mean the difference between pass and fail when it comes to package validation.”John Hart, CEO of DDL Inc., will deliver a presentation on the “ISO 11607 Revisions” at the upcoming MD&M Minneapolis conference, October 24 – 26, 2006.The presentation will discuss the changes to Clause 6, the most affected part of the standard, and how manufacturers and packaging professionals can prepare themselves for a package validation under ISO 11607-01.“What many medical device manufacturers do not understand is that the revisions to ISO 11607 will seriously impact the requirements for their medical packaging,” said Hart. “There is new emphasis on compliance regulations for sample size, testing methods, labeling and documentation, just to name a few.”Join John Hart at MD&M Minneapolis 2006 for “ISO 11607 Revisions – Understanding Clause 6”, October 26 at 9 am.Sign up for the DDL Industry Standards Alert service at http://news.testedandproven.com/industry-standards-alerts/Submit your ISO 11607-01 related question at http://www.testedandproven.com/lp/mdm06.htmlAbout DDLDDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

DDL Launches On-Demand Series of Webinars – Reveals 7 Testing Methods Vital to Medical Device Package Validation

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

With industry requirements constantly changing, DDL is hosting a series of webinars on the new ISO 11607-01 standard and the tests most vital to medical device package validation.Minneapolis, MN, September 28, 2006 http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL, a leading package, product and material testing services laboratory, is now hosting its ISO 11607 Revisions series of webinars “on-demand”. The new ISO 11607-01 standard contains many revisions that will affect package testing requirements for medical device manufacturers.“The more industry regulations change, the more difficult it is for manufacturers to keep up-to-date on requirements for their products’ packaging,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL Inc. “This is why DDL has launched a series of on-demand webinars to help manufacturers understand new requirements that will directly affect their business.”For those manufacturers that are unclear about the package validation process, DDL explains that there are 7 vital tests for validating packaging with the new ISO 1607-01 standard.1. Seal Peel Testing2. Bubble Leak Testing3. Leak Testing By Dye Penetration4. Drop Testing5. Compression Testing6. Load Testing7. Vibration Testing“The new ISO 11607-01 standard contains new requirements for medical device package testing,” said Patrick Nolan. “Changes include sample size, accelerated aging protocols, documentation and labeling, which are all instrumental in validating packaging for use.”Listen to the ISO 11607 Revisions Webinars on-demand at http://www.testedandproven.com/webinars_ondemand.htmlWatch videos of the 7 tests vital to package validation at http://www.testedandproven.com/landing/package_validation.htmAbout DDLDDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

Medical Device Package Testing Laboratory, DDL, Grows Both Its Midwest and West Coast Management Team

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Medical device package, product and environmental testing laboratory, DDL Inc, responds to increased business with a new Technical Director at DDL West and a new Project Manager at its corporate headquartersMinneapolis, MN, August 31, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com/ – DDL, a leading medical device package, product and environmental testing laboratory is expanding both of its facilities with two new hires, Karen Greene and Kelley Newman.Karen Greene joins California-based DDL West from Seltzer Nutritional Technologies, where she was Director of Package Engineering. In her role as Technical Director, she will focus on increasing DDL West’s package testing business.Originally from the Spalding Corporation, Kelley Newman is a Package Engineer who will aid the DDL corporate offices in a project management role. Newman specializes in Quality Assurance.“We are delighted to welcome Karen Greene and Kelley Newman to DDL,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL Inc. “We are confident that Karen will be instrumental in growing our DDL West facility, and Kelley’s expertise in Quality Assurance will help us both maintain and exceed our high standards in medical device package testing.”Package testing is imperative to maintaining the sterility and efficiency of a packaged medical device. A recent product recall report issued by the FDA revealed that a large portion of medical device recalls were due to defective packaging. DDL is committed to high quality testing that will ensure that a sterile medical device reaches the end user in perfect condition.“When it comes to medical devices, there is no room for error,” said John Hart, CEO of DDL. “DDL takes its responsibility very seriously and makes sure that packaging is put through an extremely rigorous testing process.”For more information on the types of medical device package testing services performed at DDL, visit http://www.testedandproven.com/medical_device_testing.html.About DDLDDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

DDL West Answers Pressing Compliance Questions As New ISO 11607-01 Standard Is Published

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com/ddl-west.html – DDL West, a medical device package, product and material testing services laboratory, is helping medical device manufacturers and package engineers understand the implications of the recently revised ISO 11607-01 industry standard.The new ISO 11607-01 standard, which is the foremost guidance document for validating packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices, has only just been published. Changes to this standard will impact compliance requirements for validating medical device packaging.“DDL West has found that there is little awareness in California about the true implications of the revised ISO 11607 standard,” said Michael Foster, DDL West Package Engineer. “This is why DDL West is hosting a series of Webinars on the topic and is making an effort to clearly communicate with customers the exact requirements that their packaging will be expected to meet.”Following the first two Webinars in the ISO 11607 Revisions series, DDL received many questions from participants concerned with preparing their medical device packaging for testing under the new ISO 11607-01 standard.The most pressing questions asked included:• Is it necessary to re-do previous validations to comply with the new standard?• Is it compulsory to perform distribution simulation?• What are the benefits of separating stability from performance testing?“Hosting the ISO 11607 Revisions Webinars has really opened our eyes to how little information there is out there about changing industry requirements,” said Foster. “This is why we decided to make our customers’ most pressing questions (along with the answers) available on the DDL website.”Visit http://www.testedandproven.com/landing/11607_faq.html to view the DDL West ISO 11607-01 FAQ and to listen to a podcast on the ISO 11607 revisions.You can also register for an ISO 11607 Revisions Webinar at http://www.testedandproven.com/webinars.htmlAbout DDL WestDDL West offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL West package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 6).

DDL Expands Into New Environmental Testing Laboratory – Responds to Rapid Growth and Increased Demand for Environmental Testing Services

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Package, product and environmental testing laboratory, DDL Inc, opens an additional environmental testing laboratory to meet increased demand for testing services.Minneapolis, MN, May 31, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com/ – DDL, a leading package, product and environmental testing laboratory, is expanding into a second environmental testing laboratory.The facility, in Eden Prairie, MN, will act as an overflow as the company expands, allowing the widely recognized thought leaders in the field of package, product and environmental package testing to take on more projects and respond to an increase in demand.“The new environmental testing laboratory will allow us to take on 25% more environmental testing projects per year,” said John Hart, CEO of DDL Inc. “This also frees up more space in our main testing lab, allowing us to increase the number of other DDL package, product and material testing projects.”Environmental testing involves exposing a package or product to controlled temperatures and humidity in order to reproduce the conditions that the package/product is expected to survive in its transportation, storage and operating life. After exposure, the package or product is assessed for damage.“Environmental testing is a very important part of package validation,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL. “DDL uses environmental testing services to determine shelf life and expiration dates for medical devices and other critical applications.”For more information on the types of environmental testing services performed at DDL, visit http://www.testedandproven.com/environmental-testing-services.html About DDLDDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

 
© 2017 TopRank Online Marketing - Marketing and Public Relations Consultants Tel. 952 400 0190 - Fax. 952 400 8784