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

Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

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 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

Package Testing Lab COO, Patrick Nolan, Becomes Chairman of ASTM Committee D-10 on Packaging

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Minneapolis, MN, March 16, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com – Package testing expert, Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL, a leading package, product and material testing laboratory, has been elected Chairman of the ASTM Committee D-10 on Packaging.The American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) created the D-10 on Packaging Committee in 1914 to discuss the revision and development of regulated packaging standards.“I am thrilled to be Chairman of the D-10 committee,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL. “By being actively involved in the development of packaging standardization, I am in a position to offer the best knowledge and quality of service to DDL’s package testing customers.”As Chairman of the D-10 Committee on Packaging, Nolan will be responsible for leading the twice yearly committee meetings that involve attending various technical sessions over a two day period.During the meetings, the committee is charged with the following tasks:1) Defining materials and processes for acceptable package and product delivery.2) Generating closely related shipping systems design criteria.3) Developing materials handling standards related to distribution, includingmeasurement of the packaging environment.4) Assessing the suitability of packaging related standards.5) Establishing standards on reuse, recycling and disposal of materials related topackaging.“The development of packaging standards is a lengthy process,” said Nolan. “The committee has much to discuss about terminology, practices, test methods, specifications, guides and classifications.”Patrick Nolan will Chair his first D-10 on Packaging Committee meeting in April 2006. About DDL 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 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

Minco Releases Online “Sensor Configurator” to Streamline Customer Ordering Process and Provide On-Demand Product Information

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Minneapolis, MN, March 13, 2006 — Minco, (www.minco.com) a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, today released the “Sensor Configurator” – a configuration tool that allows customers to specify, price, and order Minco sensors, instruments and assemblies online in one easy process.The Sensor Configurator, located on the Minco website, enables the user to choose from a variety of different sensor or instrument models, or input a Minco part number, to begin the configuration process. From there, the user is able to specify the exact model needed, and configure it so the sensor will integrate perfectly into their application.“The Sensor Configurator ensures that the customer has total control over what sensor or instrument is needed”, said Marty Knutson, Minco Marketing Manager. “Most of the time, each customer application is a little different, and this tools allow them to save time by configuring exactly what they need online, and order it right away”.All of Minco’s temperature sensors – probes, assemblies, HVAC/R sensors, flexible thermal-ribbons and thermal-tabs, miniature embedment sensors, stator winding detectors and sensor elements – are available to configure through this tool. A customer can also configure temperature transmitters, controllers, and indicators to piece together a complete sensing solution for turn-key operation in their application.Once the configuration is complete, customers can save time by ordering the products online through a secure shopping cart.“Minco is striving to give customers a multitude of outlets to purchase our products, and the Internet is the perfect way to streamline the configuration, pricing and ordering process”, said Knutson. “Within minutes, a customer can find the sensor and instrument they need, configure it to integrate into their application, and order it. This can save a lot of valuable time so our customers can concentrate less on ordering, and more on their work”.To use the Sensor Configurator, visit http://www.minco.com/sensors_config/For more information please contact Marty Knutson, Minco Marketing Manager, Temperature Sensors Division, at 763-586-2904. About MincoMinco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications. The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble flexible Thermofoil Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors, and Instruments into a single component for greater efficiency. Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing highly reliable components and expert design services. For more information go to www.minco.com.

ISO 11607 Revisions Will Impact Packaging Compliance Requirements – Package Testing Expert, DDL, Offers Advice to Packaging Pro’s

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Minneapolis, MN, January 26, 2006http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL, a leading package, product and material testing services laboratory, is offering advice to packaging professionals as to how ISO 11607 revisions will affect their business.

DDL COO, Patrick Nolan, is involved in the AAMI/ANSI/ISO Sterilization Packaging Working Group, which is responsible for drafting the Technical Information Report (TIR) for the ISO 11607 revisions.

“It is really important that packaging manufacturers and engineers understand just how the ISO 11607 revisions will affect compliance requirements for their packaging,” said Nolan. “Even small changes to sample size requirements can significantly impact the package validation process.”

The proposed revisions will affect the following aspects of package testing and validation:
• Sample requirements
• Testing methods used
• Requirements for validation
• Documentation
• Labeling

DDL Package Engineers are offering a free PackAdvice consultation service to their package testing customers to ensure that they understand the compliance implications of the revised standard.

“Many manufacturers find the package validation process confusing as it is,” said Nolan, “DDL plans to make the change in compliance requirements as smooth as possible for its customers, while making sure they clearly understand how their business will be affected.”

Minco Launches HVAC Industry’s First Combination Temperature Sensor – Chill-Out™ Sensor Reduces Installation Time&Effort

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 5, 2006http://www.minco.com – Minco, a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, has launched the HVAC industry’s first combination temperature sensor, an air handling system sensor that includes both a low temperature cut-out sensor (freeze stat) and an averaging resistance temperature sensor in one self-contained unit.

Designed and manufactured for the HVAC and building automation markets, the Chill-Out™ Combination Sensor features an entirely solid state design with the relay integral to the tubing.

“In today’s conventional sensors, the relay must be housed outside the air flow system to work properly,” said Marty Knutson, Marketing Manager at Minco. “This means that the entire length of the attached wound spiral tubing must be carefully uncoiled and threaded though a small mounting hole into the air flow area. The Chill-Out Combination Sensor eliminates this process and therefore reduces installation time and effort.”

The Chill-Out Combination Sensor design is also more reliable than conventional sensors. Its solid state design replaces gas-filled capillary tubes, eliminating the risk of kinking during installation or the occurrence of field failures due to leaking.

Minco Educates Engineers, Customers&Prospects Via New Flexible Heaters&Non-invasive Sensors Design Kits

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Minneapolis, MN, December 19, 2005 — Minco, a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, today launched two design kits, one for Flexible Heaters and one for Non-invasive Sensors, to meet a growing need from engineers to “self educate” early in the product development process.

Minco created the design kits to act as an instructional tutorial to provide engineers with a structured way to experiment, prototype and learn about Minco’s technology and benefits.

“Minco is focused on providing design engineers with solutions, not just products. These kits act as a first step for design engineers to test Minco heaters and sensors and ultimately find a solution to their application or problem,” said Brian Williams, Heaters Division Marketing Manager, Minco.

The Flexible Heaters Prototype Design Kit includes 12 flexible heaters of various shapes and sizes in polyimide and silicone rubber insulation. The heater kit also comes with a 100 ohm platinum RTD (resistance temperature detector) sensor and PSA and Silicone RTV adhesive. Just as valuable is the Design Guide Booklet that features a start-up guide, many pages of technical specifications and applications ideas, and whitepapers for education and prototyping techniques.

Minco Educates Engineers, Customers&Prospects Via New Flexible Heaters&Non-invasive Sensors Design Kits

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Minneapolis, MN, December 19, 2005 — Minco, a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, today launched two design kits, one for Flexible Heaters and one for Non-invasive Sensors, to meet a growing need from engineers to “self educate” early in the product development process.

Minco created the design kits to act as an instructional tutorial to provide engineers with a structured way to experiment, prototype and learn about Minco’s technology and benefits.

“Minco is focused on providing design engineers with solutions, not just products. These kits act as a first step for design engineers to test Minco heaters and sensors and ultimately find a solution to their application or problem,” said Brian Williams, Heaters Division Marketing Manager, Minco.

The Flexible Heaters Prototype Design Kit includes 12 flexible heaters of various shapes and sizes in polyimide and silicone rubber insulation. The heater kit also comes with a 100 ohm platinum RTD (resistance temperature detector) sensor and PSA and Silicone RTV adhesive. Just as valuable is the Design Guide Booklet that features a start-up guide, many pages of technical specifications and applications ideas, and whitepapers for education and prototyping techniques.

Minco Launches Online‘Heater Configurator’Pricing&Ordering Tool—Helps Customers Quickly Find The Right Heater

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Minneapolis, MN, November 28, 2005, — Minco, (www.minco.com) a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, today launched its online “Heater Configurator” engineering tool, designed to help customers specify, evaluate and select and order Minco Thermofoil™ and wire-wound flexible heaters online.

The Minco Heater Configurator is located on the Minco website and functions like a search engine, allowing customers to configure, price, and order Minco catalog model Thermofoil™ and wire-wound heaters by entering a heater model number or searching for heater models by dimensional value and insulation type. The Heater Configurator offers customers a more convenient and time saving method of purchasing heaters online.

“This tool will help our customers quickly find the best possible catalog heater option for prototyping and evaluation purposes”, said Brian Williams, Minco Marketing Manager. “It will also provide information about the heater, and ensure the customer knows the appropriate operating parameters of these products”.

The Minco Heater Configurator accepts the input of dimensional values, or a ThermofoilTM heater part number, and generates catalog flexible heater options in polyimide (KaptonTM), silicone rubber, Thermal-Clear™ (optically clear), integrated heater/sensor, and mica substrate. Once a specific model is selected the customer can enter supply voltage and operating temperature requirements, and choose between different resistance values and backing/adhesive options.

Evolving Solutions Deploys Server Consolidation at SISU Medical Systems—Centralizes Storage, Reduces Cost&Streamlines Overall Management

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Minneapolis, MN, November 28 2005http://www.evolvingsol.com — Evolving Solutions, an IT Storage Architect and data on-demand expert, announced today that it has deployed a server consolidation solution at SISU Medical Systems to centralize storage and streamline overall IT management capabilities.

SISU Medical Systems, an application service provider (ASP) serving the healthcare industry, was running separate servers to perform tasks and had no centralized storage, no centralized back up and recovery, multiple brands of technology with multiple service agreements, and less- than-desired management capabilities.

“SISU engaged Evolving Solutions to deploy a solution that would help them achieve their goals of streamlined and cost effective IT management,” said Hunt Russell, Director of Business Development, Evolving Solutions.

Evolving Solutions deployed a server consolidation solution that used IBM Bladecenter via a Fiber Channel based Storage Area Network (SAN).

“Evolving Solutions’ service was very complete,” said Mark Schmidt, SISU Medical Systems, “not only did they design and implement a customized solution for our specific storage needs, but they also offered full training and support.”

Since implementing Evolving Solutions’ server consolidation solution, SISU Medical Systems has experienced the following benefits:
–    Streamlined and more cost effective IT management
–    Centralized maintenance through IBM
–    Consolidation and optimization of server usage

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