After more than 20 years of developing and producing custom polymer compounds for biomedical applications, Foster Corporation (Putnam, CT) has intensified its efforts, opening its Medical Plastics Innovation Center to offer comprehensive development service of polymer formulations and compounds for leading edge medical devices.
"As the market for medical devices evolves, materials of construction become more critical," said Larry Acquarulo, CEO of Foster Corporation. "For example, within the last 20 years the outside diameter of a typical angiographic catheter has decreased by 70% while the working pressures have increased well over 100%. This was made possible by improvements in polymer technologies. Our Medical Plastics Innovation Center was created to provide comprehensive development and evaluation of next generation materials for our customers, from sample production to process and property evaluation." ...