Vermont Business Magazine Horsepower Technologies Inc, a Massachusetts-based healthcare and technology company dedicated to combating equine lameness, has contracted Mack Molding to manufacture its groundbreaking product, FastTrack, the first rehabilitative orthotic device for horses. Last month, Horsepower commercially launched FastTrack, which is designed to significantly reduce both rehabilitation time and incidence of re-injury following tendon and ligament trauma.
|Horsepower Technologies Inc. has contracted Mack Molding to manufacture its groundbreaking product, FastTrack™, the first rehabilitative orthotic device for horses.|
"Mack was a natural fit forHorsepower's mission ofhelping horses," HorsepowerPresident and CEO Mouli Ramani said of the Arlington, Vt.-based custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. "We are proud to say our parts are assembled and shipped from within the U.S. to the horse's location - it means thatof placing an order a veterinarian is able to begin the treatment process. For an animal in need getting therapy right away instead of waiting weeks, this can make all the difference."
FastTrack's unique design allows the device to be customized for each individual horse, providing maximal support of musculoskeletal structure. Renowned veterinarians including U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team doctors Dr. Tim Ober, Dr. Rick Mitchell and Dr. Brendan Furlong have been consulted throughout the development of the product, supporting the technological advancement and enhanced treatment that FastTrack™ enables. With hundreds of possible partners available to manufacture the product, Horsepower sought Mack's vertically integrated contract manufacturing services to streamline the process and ensure its equine patients can more safely and more quickly resume exercise without exacerbating their injuries.
Mack is currently fulfilling orders for FastTrack™ and the FastTrack™ Sizing and Heater Kits. The Sizing Kit enables the veterinarian to take measurements of the horse's limb and order the correct FastTrack™ size. The Heater Kit is a portable heater used to form the orthotic device to the exact contours of the horse's limbs.
|A Mack employee rivets an upper shell into place during assembly of Horsepower Technologies' FastTrack™ the first rehabilitative orthotic device for horses.|
"As an experienced medical device manufacturer, the veterinary market presents a unique opportunity for the Company to expand upon its experience in the space," added Mack Molding President Jeff Somple. "Like any medical product, Horsepower's device has to work right the first time - the horses and the people who care for them depend on it. Horsepower has a great mantra, Soundness Through Science, and the team has put almost a decade of research and development to help the nearly one third of all sport- and race-horses that suffer from lameness. Now Mack is happy to add the strength of a 98-year-old business to the cause."
About Horsepower Technologies
Horsepower Technologies™ is a Massachusetts-based animal healthcare and biotech company dedicated to combating equine lameness through the commercialization of products that reduce its incidence as well as rehabilitation times. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum and high-strength stainless-steel, and based on novel structural and material-science innovations found in human orthotics over the past several years, FastTrack™ enables early mobilization and out-of-the-stall load-bearing exercise for horses that have sustained flexor apparatus injuries.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, full-service machining and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 11 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is CEO and chairman. For more information, go to www.mack.com.
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