Foster Corporation has been working with OEMs to develop and manufacture compounds for medical devices for over 20 years. The company has opened a new facility dedicated to producing specialty tubing for the medical device industry to develop prototype tubing to shorten and simplify the device development process and facilitate their evaluation of new compounds and material technologies. To meet this need, Foster has put in place a complete tubing manufacturing line with up-to-date testing and measuring equipment. Foster's materials engineering strength and experience in processing challenging compounds, coupled with this new capability, offers device developers the opportunity to optimize materials and tubing concurrently. It also takes steps out of the development process and simplifies production startup. Evaluation of new additive technologies, such as antimicrobials, also will be easier with Foster serving as a single source for both compound and prototype extrusions.