Hampton Medical Devices has been serving the needs of businesses, both large and small, for over two decades. With their knowledge and expertise, Joe and Hetty Tancsa began building Hampton out of their basement in the suburbs of St. Louis Missouri. The company grew and diversified in the surgical instrument industry, producing instruments for delicate procedures like corneal transplants and radial keratomy. By 1993, Hampton produced 250,000 1mm vent tubes annually; one of only two companies in the United States to make titanium and stainless steel tubes. Joe noted that working in the medical and precision industry is a continuous process and that there are always new challenges as new instrumentation hits the market.