St. Johnsbury, VT – December 29, 2010 - Mobile Medical International Corporation (MMIC) and ORBIS International (ORBIS) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year development and manufacturing agreement for the configuration of ORBIS’ third generation Flying Eye Hospital. Terms of the agreement were not announced. The third generation Flying Eye Hospital, a McDonnell Douglas MD 10 Series 30 Freighter, will ensure that ORBIS continues to provide state-of-the-art ophthalmic training and surgery to those most in need across the globe.
Jack McHale, President of ORBIS commented, “ORBIS took a very thorough and exhaustive review of technologies on the market today. Clearly MMIC’s experience working with their Mobile Surgery Unit™ over the years, along with high quality medical solutions that are container-based and focused on aircraft deployment, made our decision an easy one. We look forward to working closely with MMIC as we bring the next generation Flying Eye Hospital to the world.”
Rick Cochran, President & CEO of MMIC commented, “We are excited to be working with ORBIS to bring ‘standards of care’ surgery to patients around the world. This is directly in line with MMIC’s goals and achievements and utilizes our existing product lines to bring innovative solutions to organizations like ORBIS that use aircraft as a component of their healthcare delivery.”
Rick Cochran founded MMIC in 1994 with the vision of bringing advanced medical care to underserved areas throughout the world. MMIC’s solutions are developed utilizing industry standard code compliant solutions and processes ensuring the highest level of care is brought directly to the patient setting. This philosophy is also shared by ORBIS whose first and second Flying Eye Hospitals were designed to provide physicians in developing countries with the opportunity to train in the latest ophthalmic surgical techniques through hands-on training and lectures offered as part of the Flying Eye Hospital program.
About Mobile Medical International Corporation
MMIC is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of U.S. healthcare code compliant Mobile Surgery Units™ and other healthcare delivery facilities in use around the world. MMIC’s experience and innovative use of technology were deciding factors in ORBIS awarding this significant contract to MMIC. In addition to its commercial healthcare delivery unit product line, MMIC designs and manufactures a complete line of military and disaster readiness soft and hard walled shelter systems. For more information on MMIC, please visit www.mobile-medical.com