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Simbionix First Procedure Rehearsal Studio(TM) Training Workshop


11/30/2009 10:27:38 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio, November 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading developer of medical simulation systems, in collaboration with GORE Medical Products will be offering a PROcedure Rehearsal Studio(TM) workshop for the first time at the upcoming ICCA Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Simbionix PROcedure Rehearsal Studio(TM) is the world's first medical simulator to enable clinicians to create practice scenarios based on their patient's unique anatomy as reconstructed from real CT and MRI data. Based on the 3D image created by the simulator, the exact case data can be shared by the treating physician with other physicians, either for the purpose of receiving additional clinical consults, or to replicate and demonstrate completed procedures with strong teaching value to help mitigate risk in future procedures.

Simbionix, in collaboration with GORE Medical Products will invite delegates at the ICCA to participate in a unique workshop where they will be able to use the technology to practice real patient cases form their daily practice. This interactive workshop was arranged to help interventionists prefect their practice and in effect, train for their next patient. The workshop will take place at the GORE Lounge at the International Course on Carotid Angioplasty and Other Cerebrovascular Interventions (ICCA 09), in Frankfurt, Germany, on December 4-5, 2009. During the presentation, Simbionix will show both live and simulated cases.

Silvia Talco, Neurovascular European Product Manager at WL GORE & Associates adds: "We are very proud to be partnering with the leading team presenting the most innovative tools for carotid stenting. Training physicians is one of the main topics Gore focuses on, out of the belief that better training leads to better patient results."

About WL GORE Medical Products:

With more than 25 million implants to date, GORE Medical Products have been saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide for over 30 years. W. L. Gore & Associates has provided surgeons and patients with a wide variety of healing solutions. GORE Medical focuses on innovations to develop products that improve clinical outcomes and offers new solutions to medical challenges. Gore Medical works with the body's own tissues and organs to allow less invasive procedures and restore normal functioning.

The Gore Medical Products Division provides creative healing solutions to complex medical problems.

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.

The Simbionix product line includes the ANGIO Mentor(TM) line for endovascular procedures, LAP Mentor(TM) line for laparoscopic surgical procedures, GI-Bronch Mentor(TM) for flexible endoscopy procedure including Bronchoscopy, upper and lower gastrointestinal procedures and the URO Mentor(TM) for urological procedures. In addition, Simbionix distributes the HystSim(TM) for hysteroscopic procedures. Each simulation platform is a leading simulator in the relevant clinical area.

Simbionix simulation products have been validated in several scientific studies and the company cooperates closely with both industry and leading medical institutions to develop the most advanced simulators for the training and assessment of medical professionals.

CONTACT: Galia Zilbershtein-Salant, Exhibition Manager, Simbionix, Tel :
+972-8-9211177, galia@simbionix.com


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