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Package Testing Lab, DDL, Hosts Series of Webinars on ISO 11607 Revisions - DDL Helps Packaging Pro’s Comply with New Requirements

Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL and member of the ISO 11607 revisions committee, hosts free webinars to educate packaging pro's on how the changes will impact their business.

Minneapolis, MN, February 27, 2006 --(PR.com)-- http://www.testedandproven.com/11607-webinar.html - DDL, a leading package, product and material testing laboratory, is hosting a series of free webinars on how upcoming revisions to the ISO 11607 standard will impact packaging professionals.

ISO 11607 is the foremost guidance document for validating packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices. The proposed revisions will mean a change in compliance requirements for package testing and validation.

“DDL wants packaging professionals to be aware of the upcoming changes to the ISO 11607 standard,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL. “Understanding the imminent revisions could mean the difference between pass and fail when it comes to package validation.”

The first webinar, “ISO 11607 Revisions,” presented by Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL Inc, will cover the following:

- Background on the ISO 11607 standard
- Overview of the proposed revisions
- How the revisions will affect requirements for
      o Quality Systems
      o Sampling Plans
      o Documentation
      o Sterilization
      o Labeling
      o Storage & Transport
      o Test Methods
- Details and implications of revisions to Clause 6.

“Clause 6 of the ISO 11607 standard will encounter the biggest changes,” said Nolan. “Clause 6 is particularly important to packaging professionals because it provides the provisions for determining a package’s ability to deliver the enclosed medical device to its final destination without incurring defect.”

The first ISO 11607 Revisions Webinar will air on four different dates:
• Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 1 pm EST
• Friday, March 10, 2006 at 2 pm EST
• Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 12 pm EST
• Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 11 am EST

Register for the ISO 11607 Revisions Webinar at http://www.testedandproven.com/11607-webinar.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). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

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