(June 6, 2017) Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN, USA) and OrthoPets LLC (Westminster, CO, USA) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to manufacture and distribute a new line of veterinary sleeves, called OrthoPets GlideWear Veterinary Sleeves.
Officially available June 7, 2017, the new product line features Tamarack’s GlideWear® low friction fabric technology, designed to prevent fur and skin damage caused by repetitive friction & shear forces against at-risk tissue. The dual layer fabric technology absorbs damaging friction & shear forces between the unique fabric layers, keeping irritating contact forces away from the skin.
“We are enthusiastic about partnering with OrthoPets, another well-respected leader in the Orthotic & Prosthetic field. The collaboration between Tamarack’s patented strategic friction reduction textile technology and OrthoPet’s reputation and deep understanding of the veterinary orthotics & prosthetics market is truly exciting”, says Jason Pawelsky, Sales & Marketing Manager at Tamarack Habilitation Technologies.
Martin Kaufmann, Owner at OrthoPets adds, “OrthoPet’s patients, referring veterinarians, and pet owners alike will benefit from the integration of GlideWear® low friction fabric technology with Veterinary Orthoses & Prostheses (V-OP) solutions. This strategic collaboration closes the gap between advanced biomechanical V-OP solutions for animal patients and the challenges of managing skin damage in non-verbal patients. My trust and confidence in Tamarack products stems from my internship work at Tamarack twenty years ago, integration of their products in my previous human O&P career, and Tamarack’s desire to develop V-OP specific products and solutions.”
About Tamarack Habilitation Technologies
Based in Blaine, Minnesota, USA, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. is a med-tech product development and manufacturing company specializing in ankle-foot biomechanics, wheelchair seating, and friction management technologies.
Tamarack’s most recent technological innovation, GlideWear® low friction fabric technology, is manufactured for numerous product applications and markets including: wheelchair seating, foot care, wound care, burn care, athletic apparel and equipment, and, most recently, veterinary rehabilitation.
For more information about Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, visit www.tamarackhti.com
Based in Westminster, Colorado, USA, OrthoPets is a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of veterinary orthotic and prosthetic devices. OrthoPets currently has 20 US partner veterinary rehabilitation clinics and 6 international distribution centers focused on providing industry-leading animal bracing and prosthetic devices for animals around the world.
Jason Pawelsky, Sales & Marketing Manager
Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.
Martin and Amy Kaufmann, Owners