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Foster Delivery Science And Promed Pharma Partner To Provide Comprehensive Drug Delivery Solutions

PUTNAM, CT  USA - (February 9, 2017) - Foster Delivery Science and ProMed Pharma have entered into a commercial partnership to provide comprehensive contract services for pharmaceutical and combination device applications. Jointly, the companies will offer thermoplastic and silicone formulation development through production of drug delivery components.

Foster Corporation Appointed Distributor Of Wacker Silicone Rubber Products For Healthcare Markets

PUTNAM, CT  USA - (January 27, 2017) - Foster Corporation, a leader in medical and pharmaceutical material solutions, has been appointed the exclusive distributor of WACKER SILPURAN® medical-grade silicone rubbers for the North American healthcare markets.  Effective March 1, 2017, Foster Corporation will provide sales, technical and order fulfillment support to customers from their regional stocking facilities in Nevada and Connecticut.

Foster Corporation Appointed Distributor Of Solvay Udel® And Radel® Polysulfone Polymers For Healthcare Markets

Putnam, CT, USA -  (January 11, 2016) - Foster Corporation, a leader in performance polymer solutions for healthcare markets, has been appointed as a North American distributor of Solvay’s Udel® polysulfone (PSU) and Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resins for healthcare markets. This will include unmodified polymers and standard color formulations currently offered by Solvay.  Foster also offers custom compounding of polysulfone formulations, including custom colors, for specific application requirements.

Foster Introduces Nano Reinforced Nylon Alloys For Structural Medical Components

Putnam, CT, USA -  (December 8, 2016) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer solutions for healthcare markets, introduces Nanomed MAX® compounds for medical device components that require high strength, yet cannot use metals or traditional reinforced plastics. These compounds, based on an alloy of meta-xylene diamine polyamide (MX nylon), are United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI tested and suitable for reusable instruments or components that must withstand gamma, e-beam and ethylene oxide sterilization.

Foster PureEase™ Technology Improves Process Consistency For Urethane Extrusions

PUTNAM, CT  USA - (July 19, 2016) - Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, now offers thermoplastic urethanes (TPU) with PureEase™ technology for improved extrusion processing control. This proprietary additive system was developed to help maintain consistent processing parameters of validated TPU based polymers and compounds. Consistent processing parameters can mean tighter ID/OD tubing tolerances especially in small tubes.

Foster Introduces FDA 21 CFR 73 Color Concentrates for Medical Devices

PUTNAM, CT  USA - (June 16, 2016) - Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, introduces a new line of color concentrates using FDA 21CFR 73 subpart D pigments for medical device applications. In support of medical customers in early stages of product development, Foster’s MediBatch™ color concentrates will be available in quantities as low as a single pound.

Foster Introduces ProFlex™ SEBS Polymers For Soft Touch Medical Devices

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (March 8, 2016) - Foster Corporation, a leading supplier of polymer solutions for the healthcare industry, introduces ProFlex styrene-ethylene butylene-styrene (SEBS) for medical device applications.  These polymers offer a low cost alternative to other thermoplastic elastomers with superior elastomeric properties.

Foster Delivery Science Hires Robert Diehl To Lead Quality and Regulatory Affairs

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (January 11, 2016) - Foster Delivery Science, a company that specializes in hot melt extrusion, a solubilization strategy to enhance bioavailability of poorly water soluble drugs, has recently hired Robert Diehl as Director of Quality and Regulatory Compliance.  Mr. Diehl has over 30 years of experience in product development and quality control in the pharmaceutical industry.

Foster Offers Prototype Quantities of Custom Colored Polymers for Medical Devices

PUTNAM, CT USA - (September 10, 2015) – Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, now offers custom colored medical polymers in quantities as low as 25 pounds (11 kgs) within a two week lead time to support market demand for rapid prototype development. These include formulations using pigments compliant with FDA requirements for use in applications that contact the human body for up to 30 days.

Foster Polymer Distribution Offers PMP Copolymer for Medical Mandrels and Release Films

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (July 8, 2015) - Foster Polymer Distribution, a business unit of Foster Corporation specializing in the strategic sourcing of medical polymers and additives, announces the addition of TPX polymethylpentene (PMP)  to their polymer portfolio. The low surface tension of this olefin copolymer is ideally suited for mandrels used in the manufacturing precision medical tubing and release films for shipping and handling applications. Foster Polymer Distribution will offer TPX to the North American medical market.

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