Technical Foam Services Manufactures Cancer Prevention Foam

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom (17 June, 2011) – Technical Foam Services, a leading independent engineering-based manufacturer and foam producer, is proud to have been part of an exciting new development in the world of cancer prevention.

A far cheaper and more patient-friendly method has been developed by the UK Medical Research Council, which involves the use of a reticulated foam sponge encapsulated within a pill. Once the pill is swallowed, it dissolves and after a few seconds to allow the reticulated foam sponge to expand, it is brought up through the patient’s throat collecting cells en-route. The BBC recently reported on this breakthrough, which can be seen at

Technical Foam Services’ involvement has included the identification and development of a suitable reticulated foam, which is then processed within their Corby factory to a precise shape; after which each sponge is cleaned to a recognised medical standard. Medical Foams have for many years been an integral part of Technical foam Services’ business, and they believe this makes a project of this nature ideal for their company.
Duncan Geddes, Joint Managing Director of Technical Foam Services commented: “We are really committed to this project, as we can see how this new process will make a huge difference to the testing of cancer patients. The product will be available globally within the next couple of years, and with the huge cost saving this product offers in terms of subsequent cancer treatment (in comparison to traditional methods), it is certainly a great opportunity for us. We would like to thank the UK Medical Research Council for identifying our company as their preferred foam partners.”

For more information about Technical Foam Services and their range of foam inserts, then visit their website at or telephone Joint Managing Director Duncan Geddes on 01536 443000.

About Technical Foam Services:

Founded in 1990, Technical Foam Services is widely recognised as Europe’s leading, most innovative and consumer led industrial foam converting business. They operate from Northamptonshire in the heart of England, ensuring easy access to customers and clients when trading their high-quality foam and rubber products. Technical Foam Services can offer foam cut to size products such as furniture foams, ink jet foams, sports and leisure forms and more.


Duncan Geddes

Technical Foam Services Ltd,
57 Burkitt Rd,
Earlstrees Industrial Estate,
NN17 4DT

Tel: 01536 443000


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