About Us

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History

TESco Associates, Inc. was founded in 1980 as a plastics engineering consulting firm. Five years after establishment, TESco instituted its injection molding capabilities primarily as a service to its R&D consulting clients. Since its founding, TESco has placed much of its internal effort on the research and development of medical device molding, with special emphasis on bioabsorbable materials development and devices. Today TESco has established a reputation as “the vendor of choice” for contract research and development, and contract manufacturing of bioabsorbable devices. TESco’s sole focus continues to be the research, development, and manufacturing of bio-absorbable medical devices on a contract basis. The team at TESco possesses decades of absorbable medical device experience, providing a significant cost effective approach to our clients’ projects.

About our President

TESco’s founder and President, G. Lawrence Thatcher, has more than 35 years experience in the medical device industry, focusing on bioabsorbable polymer processing and the development of toughened bioabsorbable systems and bioabsorbable composites. He has been active in the material selection and development of absorbable medical devices from concept to clinical use since 1986. He was recognized by MDDI as one of a hundred notables in the medical device industry in June 2008. He taught eight years at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and currently serves on the advisory board to the Plastics Engineering Department. He is the inventor /co-inventor of several device or material patents, and most recently, in February 2014, for Bioabsorbable Polymeric Composition for a Medical Device. Some of his publications include “OrbusNeich fully absorbable coronary stent platform incorporating dual partitioned coatings” in Euro Intervention, and contributing author to Polymers for Vascular and Urogenital Applications published by CRC Press, and Degradable Polymers for Skeletal Implants published by Nova Science