DDL Expands their Testing Capabilities with the Addition of Combination Product Testing

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DDL is tapping into the fast growing sector of the life science industry commonly known as combination product testing. This type of testing includes combining the medical device and drug industries into one package.

Combination Product Testing, Medical Device Packaging, Drug Stability Testing

Combination product packaging requires the engineer to consider traditional medical device package validation as well as drug stability and pharmaceutical package testing procedures.

Combination products, such as pre-filled syringes, need to go through the same rigorous distribution simulation testing that medical device packaging goes through,

DDL is tapping into the fast growing sector of the life science industry commonly known as combination product testing. This type of testing includes combining the medical device and drug industries into one package. Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 states that, “a combination product comprises any combination of a drug and a device; a biological product and a device; a drug and a biological product; or a drug, device, and a biological product.”

“Combination products, such as pre-filled syringes, need to go through the same rigorous distribution simulation testing that medical device packaging goes through,” Pat Nolan, DDL President, said. “DDL is seeing a growing need for combination product testing and we’re using our years of testing experience on medical device packaging as a resource to also serve the combination product testing industry.”

DDL’s ability to perform the necessary ASTM, ISO and ISTA tests as well as follow the guidance principles provided by ICH and the PDA , make DDL uniquely equipped to handle the complex package requirements for combination packages.

“Whether the package validation requires integrity testing on drug containers or cold chain qualifications, DDL, can employ its 20 years of experience in package design and testing to ensure that the packaging system will meet all of the regulatory requirements of the agencies involved,” Nolan said.

About DDL
DDL is a third party testing facility specializing in medical device package, product and material testing. We have three full service labs located throughout the country offering testing services that include shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation services. DDL also recently implemented a package design, development and prototyping department. DDL maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota, Southern California and New Jersey.

About The TCP Family of Companies
The TCP Family of Companies is a complete packaging integrity solutions provider servicing life science industries. The TCP Family consists of Cryopak, the leading manufacturer of cold chain related products and DDL, the leader in package, product and material testing validation for the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries. The TCP family handles your packaging projects with one paramount goal: help get your product to market faster while maintaining the integrity of your products.

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