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Surgical Science Named a Finalist in 2014 Minnesota Business Leaders in Health Care Award

Minneapolis, MN (September 5, 2014) – Surgical Science, leading developer of virtual reality surgical simulation training systems, has been named a finalist in the 2014 (fourth annual) Minnesota Business magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards. Surgical Science is one of three finalists in the Education and Work Force Development category, representing organizations from the Minnesota [...]

Surgical Science Named One of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (July 7, 2014) – Surgical Science, leading developer of virtual reality surgical simulation training systems, was named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Minnesota by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. “We are excited and honored to have been named one of Minnesota’s Best Places to Work two years in a [...]

Surgical Science Launches Industry’s First Simulated Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy

Gothenburg, Sweden (June 12, 2014) – Surgical Science announced today the launch of the industry’s first Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy virtual reality simulation, available exclusively for the LapSim laparoscopic simulator. Using LapSim’s industry leading hardware, cutting edge graphics and powerful metrics, the new VATS lobectomy procedural module provides trainees simulated practice performing each of [...]

LapSim 2014 Annual Update Released

Gothenburg, Sweden (May 9, 2014) – Surgical Science announced today that the latest major annual update of the world’s leading virtual reality laparoscopic trainer LapSim is now available to all LapSim customers. With more than 50 new enhancements and upgrades, this update brings scenario control to LapSim, includes an improved results dashboard and metrics interactivity, [...]

Surgical Science now offers VirtaMed simulation modules on LapSim platform

Gothenburg, Sweden (March 17, 2014) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems,  announced today that it will expand its surgical simulation portfolio with the help of VirtaMed, a Swiss virtual reality training simulator company. Users of the Surgical Science LapSim® simulator now have the ability to add the VirtaMed HystSim™ and UroSim™ [...]

Denmark announces national standards requiring laparoscopic training for all OB/GYN residents

Gothenburg, Sweden (January 21, 2014) – Recently announced national postgraduate curricula in Denmark now require all resident obstetrician gynecologists to undergo a structured laparoscopic training on a virtual reality (VR) simulator to obtain permission to become a specialist in gynecology. Set by the Danish National Board of Health and advised by the Danish Society of [...]

Individualized Deliberate Practice on VR Simulator Improves Technical Performance of Surgical Novices in OR

Training on VR simulators has been shown to improve technical performance in the operating room (OR). Currently described virtual reality (VR) curricula consist of trainees practicing the same tasks until expert proficiency is reached. It has yet to be investigated whether the individualized deliberate practice, where curricula tasks vary depending on prior levels of technical [...]

Vice President of Americas Division and Surgical Simulation Training Featured in GreaterMSP Business TV Interview

Minneapolis, MN (November 6 , 2013) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems, is proud to announce that Tony Rubin, Vice President of the company’s Americas division, was recently featured in a television interview discussing the state and future of surgical simulation on the show Greater MSP Business with Cyndy Brucato. The [...]

LapSim Simulation System Featured in Videos Showcasing Cutting Edge Russian Virtual Clinic

Gothenburg, Sweden (October 17, 2013) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems, is proud to announce LapSim’s showcase presence in publicity surrounding Moscow, Russia’s groundbreaking new virtual clinic at First Medical University. LapSim, the world’s leading virtual reality laparoscopic trainer, is featured in several videos illustrating the center’s innovative training capabilities. Videos [...]

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Meets With Surgical Science During European Trade Mission

Minneapolis, MN (June 23, 2013) – Surgical Science, leading developer of virtual reality surgical simulation training systems, is proud to announce it was selected to join Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton for a Minnesota business partnership appreciation cruise during the Governor’s trade mission to Sweden. Roland Bengtsson, Surgical Science’s Chairman of the Board, represented the company [...]

Surgical Science Recognized Among Best Companies to Work For by Minnesota Business Magazine

Minneapolis, MN (April 25, 2013) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems, has been selected by the Minnesota Business magazine as one of the state’s Best Companies to Work For in 2013. The annual ranking is a prestigious recognition of the state’s top 100 standard bearers in workplace culture and employee well-being. [...]

LapSim 2013 Software Release

LapSim 2013 Software Release LapSim 2013 is here and packed with new features! New Basic Skills Exercise: Catheter Insertion Practice how to make a surgical incision on a vessel and how to handle Catheter Forceps Improved Appendectomy Module New visual environment, adhesions and improved handling of the loop instrumentation Additional Features: New: Instrument choices in [...]

Surgical Skills Simulation A Shift in the Conversation

An editorial article on simulation-based laparoscopic training, has been released by Annals of Surgery. From the article: With the publication of the article “State of the Evidence on Simulation-Based Training for Laparoscopic Surgery: A Systematic Review,” Zendejas et al have allowed the conversation regarding the skills laboratory and laparoscopic skill acquisition to shift from a [...]

Proficiency-based Virtual Reality Training Shown to Increase Technical Performance in the OR

A study featuring LapSim has shown proficiency-based VR training increases technical performance in the OR, has been released by Annals of Surgery. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate an ex vivo comprehensive curriculum for a basic laparoscopic procedure. RESULTS: Residents in the STAC group outperformed residents in the conventional group in the first (P = 0.004), [...]