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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), [...]

Surgical Science Triples Capacity of Americas Headquarters

Minneapolis, MN (January 3, 2012) – Surgical Science Inc., leading developer of medical simulation training systems, announced the expansion of their Americas Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. The new facility triples the office space previously held by Surgical Science and was necessary to accommodate the division’s growth in sales and personnel.   “We’ve had tremendous success [...]

Surgical Science Launches Redesigned Corporate Website

Minneapolis, MN (September 26, 2012) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems, announced the launch of its redesigned website at www.Surgical-Science.com. The new website is dedicated to providing customers an easy-to-navigate, dynamic resource for company and product information. “In addition to a more robust compilation of content overall, the new website provides [...]

Rubin Named Finalist for Leaders in Health Care Award

Minneapolis, MN (September 26, 2012) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems, announced that Tony Rubin, Vice President of Sales & Business Development, was recognized as a finalist for the 2012 Minnesota Business Magazine’s Leaders in Health Care awards. Rubin is a 15-year veteran of the medical device industry with extensive experience [...]

Warm-up in a Virtual Reality Environment Improves Performance in the Operating Room.

A study featuring LapSim has shown VR training improves OR performance, has been released by Annals of Surgery. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of warm-up on laparoscopic performance in the operating room (OR). Background: Implementation of simulation-based training into clinical practice remains limited despite evidence to show that the improvement in skills is transferred to [...]