Foster Corporation Expands Implants and Drug Delivery Staff

Putnam, CT, USA – (August 10, 2011) – Foster Corporationannounces the addition of personnel to its Delivery Science business unit. These hires bring additional experience from the implant and pharmaceutical industry to support demand for the company’s emerging work in the development and manufacturing of drug/polymer blends for implant, patch and oral drug delivery applications.

The expanded staff represents over 40 years hands-on technical experience from industry leading companies in the implant device and pharmaceutical industries. The three new positions include Process Development, Extrusion and Quality functions.

Mike Borek will be responsible for management of cGMP development and manufacturing projects as the group’s Project Engineer. Mike served in a similar function at Davol Inc. where he was a Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer working on fiber, film and fabric manufacturing processes for polymeric and other biomaterial based implants for permanent and bioresorbable soft tissue repair products.

Jeffrey Adler will provide hands-on expertise as the group’s cGMP extrusion technician. Jeffrey previously served as lead pharmaceutical technical specialist at Pfizer Inc. where he worked on manufacturing of liquid drug dosage forms.

Richard Stoddard will serve as the quality assurance leader, assuring that all products and processes are in compliance with customer and regulatory standards. Richard previously held manufacturing and quality assurance positions at Pfizer Inc. where he worked to transfer drug dose formulations from development through scale up and clinical manufacturing.

“Foster has over 20 years experience in melt extrusion and is one of the few leading technology companies with expertise in medical device and pharmaceutical drug delivery. The addition of key veterans from the pharmaceutical industry will enable us to take on even more drug delivery development and manufacturing challenges,” said Tony Listro, Delivery Science Managing Director.

About Foster Corporation: For nearly 20 years, Foster Corporation has been at the forefront of medical and materials solutions based on extremely precise polymer technology.  Foster Corporation is a leading supplier of custom biomedical polymers for the medical device industry, including custom compounds for minimally invasive devices, polymers blends for implants, and drug/polymer blends for combination products.