DDL, Inc. is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing package, product and material testing to the medical device industry.
DDL was founded in 1990 by John Hart and Patrick Nolan. Hart and Nolan had previously worked for Eden Prairie based testing products supplier MTS Systems. The two started DDL (originally called Distribution Dynamic Labs) when an opportunity for a testing lab presented itself.
From 1990 to 2003, DDL operated one testing laboratory at its headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN. In January of 2003, DDL opened a second lab in Costa Mesa, CA. This lab (DDL West) is now located in Fountain Valley, CA. In September of 2007 DDL merged with TCP Reliable, a full service manufacturer for temperature controlled packaging products and phase change materials, located in Edison, NJ. DDL was also one of the first testing labs to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification and recently received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation.
“We are proud of the vast array of testing services we have been able to provide to the medical device industry over the past 25 years,” says Corey Hensel, General Manager, DDL, Inc. “We consider our success to be a direct result of the loyalty of our clients, the dedication of our employees and the continual improvement of our quality system. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the medical device industry and fulfilling their testing needs.”