Our Mission

The OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) exists to work with physicians and collaborative partners to facilitate relevant orthopedic research that advances orthopedic treatments, improves quality of life for patients, and educates the medical community.

Our Business Model

The OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 uniquely positioned as both an academic research center and clinical research site servicing industry research. This model allows Physician Researchers to answer clinical questions and concerns through a fast, innovative research approach that serves patients by offering the most cutting edge technology in the industry pipeline.

Agile, innovative, collaborative, and evidence-based. That’s Research that Moves.

Advanced Musculoskeletal Research


The OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) offers a wide range of services to conduct a variety of studies, including pre-market drug, device, and biologics trials, as well as basic science, translational, and outcomes-research. OCRI has the ability to take an idea from conception to publication. We collaborate with local scientists to conduct basic science research and have access to a wide array of scientific labs including bioengineering, biomechanical, histology, and orthopedic biology, which houses a vivarium.