Military funds to promote prosthetics in Oklahoma

Published: Sunday, June 28, 2009 7:00 am By: Staff Reports

The Oklahoman

Eight million dollars of a $10 million request was approved to create an Oklahoma City prosthetics technology center.

OrthoCare Innovations, in a partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, has approved $8 million from the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act to create the center, which will transition into civilian use prosthetic and other medical technology developed by the military for amputees, according to a news release from Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa.

"OrthoCare Innovations applauds Sen. Inhofe's efforts to ensure that necessary funds exist to follow through on our nation's commitment to injured war fighters by providing them with the latest in rehabilitative care," CEO Doug McCormack said.

"The $8 million secured ... will not only support the transition of medical developments from the military into commercial use, but will also further our objective to position Oklahoma as a national leader in the development of advanced prosthetic technologies

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