RIHOF was founded 20 years ago in 1998 by University Orthopedics as RIH Orthopedic Foundation. This facility focused on training orthopedic residents from Brown University as well as the medical device industry by providing access to research personnel and equipment. Over the years, the mission of the non-profit foundation has evolved to include testing of new innovative orthopedic products, sports protective equipment for commercial clients, and the coordination of bio skills laboratories.
RIHOF acts a resource for those in the business of medical innovation. We help private industry with the evaluation and improvement of innovative medical products designed to improve the quality of healthcare. This includes helping companies meet the stringent testing requirements necessary for FDA submittals and approvals, along with meeting the regulatory requirements of European Union and other international regulatory bodies.