June 5th, 2018

Dijon, France – Tempe, Arizona – Proteor, leader of the French custom-made O&P market, continues its growth with the acquisition of Ability Dynamics, the US developer and manufacturer of the RUSH Foot glass composite prosthetic feet.

Through this transaction, Proteor seizes a one time opportunity to build its team dedicated to the US market, increasing its sales and widening its range of O&P fitting devices with the worldwide recognizable RUSH Foot.

It completes and strengthens the Proteor products range in France and worldwide. Proteor brings to the RUSH dynamic feet its experience and its international network to consolidate and increase distribution.

“I am very enthusiastic to welcome the team of Ability within the Proteor Group” said Michel Pierron, chairman of Proteor. “This represents for us a great opportunity to turn our company into a global player in the industry with greater sales and marketing coverage along with strengthened development capacities.”

For Proteor, this project aims to accelerate its US positioning and growth while creating synergies for the development of prosthetic components with many ongoing very exciting projects.

With the RUSH Foot brand, Ability Dynamics products quickly established themselves on the US market and made the brand, in just a few years, a challenger recognized by all patients and professionals of the North American orthopedic community!

“We are excited for this next chapter and look forward to further strengthening the global awareness of the RUSH Foot collection by leveraging the Proteor legacy of quality products and services“ said Blount Swain, President of Ability Dynamics.

The two companies share a combined commonality and mission which is to increase the independence and well-being of their end users by offering them innovative and high-performance solutions for improved safety, design and comfort at controlled and responsible costs.

About Ability Dynamics

Ability Dynamics, a US company established in 2011 and located in Tempe, Arizona, continues its growth thanks to its unique glass composite feet developed by engineers from the aerospace industry for active amputee patients.

Beyond this guarantee of quality, a strong brand identity was established on key social media channels that focuses on sharing experiences from the patients’ perspective. www.rushfoot.com

About Proteor

Proteor, an independent family-company, was established 105 years ago with its headquarters in Dijon, France. Proteor offers a complete range of high quality products and services to the O&P world, through more than 60 wholly-owned clinics in France as well as several international subsidiaries and a global distribution across the globe. Thanks to continuous investments in innovation, many medical and scientific partnerships, and day to day cooperation with CPOs, Proteor enjoys a recognized expertise all over the O&P community.  http://orthopaedics.proteor.com/

Press contact Holly Sanger

Ability Dynamics

hsanger@abilitydynamics.com

+1 (480) 244-6684

Anne Claire Marie

Proteor

anne-claire.marie@proteor.com

+33 (0)3 80 78 42 63