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Simbionix and B-Line Medical Announce Multi-Level Agreement



5/4/2009 6:46:00 AM

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CLEVELAND Ohio, and WASHINGTON DC, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation and B-Line Medical, LLC, today announced a strategic agreement enabling the data integration of Simbionix Mentor(TM) simulation systems with B-Line Medical's SimCapture® product.

The collaboration will combine Simbionix' unique data collected during a simulation session with video streams into the SimCapture system for debriefing, assessing and centralizing multiple types of simulated encounters.

"We are pleased to integrate Simbionix simulators with our SimCapture product offering," said Lucas Huang, CEO of B-Line Medical. "Our rapid growth has been fueled by understanding and addressing the needs of our customers, which include over eighty top hospitals, medical schools and nursing programs globally."

SimCapture records multiple video feeds in digital format, handles annotation and debriefing, and integrates with multiple simulator types. SimCapture also manages users, provides tools for scenario and checklist creation, and generates multiple types of usage, session, and aggregate reports, all from a 100% web-based software interface.

"Facilitating access to our metrics has always been a part of our mission, as dozens of academic validation studies on our systems demonstrate," stated Gary Zamler, Simbionix' CEO. "With this agreement with B-Line Medical, our joint customers will have an even more powerful view of our leading metrics."

Simbionix combines innovative R&D, solid technology and manufacturing, strong clinical relationships, professional sales and marketing and dedicated customer support. Simbionix simulators cover procedures in the clinical areas of cardiology, vascular interventions, urology, laparoscopic surgery, gynecology, and endoscopic interventions. Additional simulation platforms are under development.

About B-Line Medical (http://www.blinemedical.com)

B-Line Medical is a digital solutions firm focused on the capture, debriefing and assessment of simulation-based medical training. B-Line Medical specializes in the delivery of robust, yet easy to use web-based solutions that have helped over eighty top hospitals, medical schools and nursing programs in the U.S., Canada and Europe, operate and manage their clinical skills and simulations centers more effectively.

For more information visit http://www.blinemedical.com.

About Simbionix USA Corporation

Simbionix is the leader in the development and delivery of innovative and effective virtual reality simulation products and solutions for clinical education and training of medical professionals. The products are designed to accelerate best-practice medical training, advance clinical performance, and improve patient safety.

For more information visit http://www.simbionix.com

Contact: Jacques Devaud +1-216-392-2195 jdevaud@simbionixusa.com


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