SCRA increases access to 3D printed sockets via SC Launch Investment in Extremiti3D
SCRA’s entrepreneurial program, SC Launch, Inc., recently finalized an investment for Extremiti3D LLC. The SC Launch program is SCRA’s entrepreneurial platform that provides mentoring, grants and investments to qualified, South Carolina companies in the Advanced Materials/Manufacturing, Information Technology and Life Sciences industries. SCRA is a state-chartered organization that fosters job creation and grows South Carolina’s Innovation Economy.
Extremiti3D’s line of 3D printed prosthetic sockets
Extremiti3D was accepted into the SC Launch program as a Client Company in 2016.
It aims to help over 1.5 million lower limb amputees in the United States. By working with certified prosthetic professionals, its team manufactures 3D printed prosthetic sockets and cosmetic covers with improved fit and at a reduced fabrication time. The unique product is made using digital scanning and 3D printing to enable customization for each patient.
Jim Price, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for Extremiti3D explained that this line of 3D printed transtibial and transfemoral sockets and custom protective covers, fabricated using a new manufacturing technique has proven benefits to both the clinics and the patients they serve.
According to Barry Hand, Co-Founder and CEO for Extremiti3D, “we are excited to have received this investment from SC Launch, Inc. The $200,000 investment will be used to help fund ongoing product development, workflow process improvements and to execute our sales and marketing tactics to grow the business and create new jobs.”
Bob Quinn, Executive Director of SCRA, aware of the manufacturing technique that enables the fabrication of these products for amputees said: “The work they are doing is having a tremendous impact on their customers.”
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