DDL Inc.

Medical Device Package Testing Firm, DDL, Expands to Boston

Veteran Package Engineer and Designer, Finazzo, Heads up East Coast Expansion

Boston, MA, November 17, 2006 --(PR.com)-- http://www.testedandproven.com/medical_device_testing.html — DDL, a Minnesota-based leading package, product and environmental testing laboratory, is capitalizing on a history of record revenue growth, to bring its medical package testing expertise to the east coast.

According to The Freedonia Group Inc. (Cleveland), the sterile medical packaging market will reach overall sales of $2.1 billion by 2008.

DDL is seeing many new package solutions designed to improve barrier strength, impact and moisture resistance. The growth of the development of such a vast amount of improved packaging drives the need for package integrity testing that can confirm or deny compliance with ISO standards such as ISO 11607.

“While achieving FDA compliance is a clear goal for package manufacturers, they are at the same time continuously being asked to reduce costs,” said Natalie Finazzo, Package Engineer, DDL. “These varying dynamics in the medical packaging industry serve to punctuate the need for thorough medical device package testing offered by DDL.”

A former medical device package designer, and current package engineer with DDL, Finazzo is a perfect choice to bring DDL’s valued brand and package testing capabilities to east coast medical device manufacturers and package development professionals.

“We are proud to have a packaging professional like Natalie accept the challenge of driving the launch of our new East Coast presence,” said John Hart, CEO of DDL Inc.  “We look forward to her bringing DDL’s in depth suite of package testing offerings to eastern medical device package professionals who need the highest quality testing protocols.”

In addition to medical device package testing, Finazzo will also be available to consult in regards to:
· Accelerated Aging
· Transportation Testing
· Product & Material Testing

Finazzo is a member of:
· ASTM F02 Committee on Flexible Barrier Materials
· Healthcare Business Women’s Association
· American Society of Testing and Materials
· Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

For more information on the philosophy behind DDL’s medical device package testing, visit http://www.testedandproven.com/medical_device_testing.html

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). In addition to its new East Coast presence, DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

DDL Inc.
Karen Sams
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