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Innovative Simulation Solutions Change Surgical Education- Simbionix Launches Four New Products at ACS

September 30, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Simbionix USA Corporation, a world leader of medical simulation training and education
products, will introduce a record number of new products at the upcoming American College
of Surgeons Exhibition, including the MentorLearn(TM)
[http://simbionix.com/training-management/mentorlearn ] Online solution for both the LAP
Mentor(TM) and the GI-BRONCH Mentor(TM), the new LAP Mentor(TM) Appendectomy Module
[http://simbionix.com/simulators/lap-mentor/library-of-modules/appendectomy-procedure ],
the Suturing Module for the da Vinci(R)Si(TM) Skills Simulator
[http://simbionix.com/simulators/robotics ] and a Suggested Implementation of the ACS/APDS
Surgical Skills Curriculum
[http://simbionix.com/training-management/curricula-2/lap-mentor-curricula/simbionix-suggested-implementation-of-the-acsapds-surgical-skills-curriculum-for-residents-phase-2-advanced-procedures ]
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MentorLearn, the company’s web based Simulator Management System, provides the optimal
solution for managing training and education needs for the Simbionix line of simulators.
Being available on both the LAP Mentor and the GI-BRONCH Mentor allows training centers
the opportunity to incorporate multi-disciplinary simulators into the residency
curriculum, and provide documentation of training for accreditation and certification -
which is the ideal solution for the ACGME requirement for simulation based training.

The LAP Mentor Appendectomy Complete Procedure Module provides training for the skills
and knowledge of key components of the Appendectomy procedure. The module enables
practicing a variety of techniques and appropriate use of surgical instruments. An
anatomical 3D map, real-life videos, interactive 3D guidance and comprehensive objective
performance metrics enrich and enhance the learning experience.

Simbionix has partnered with Intuitive Surgical(R) [http://www.intuitivesurgical.com ]
to develop the Simbionix Suturing Module for virtual reality simulation of suturing on the
Skills Simulator(TM) [http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/products/skills_simulator ] for the
da Vinci(R)Si(TM) System.

This module is a continuation of Simbionix’s effort to provide highly realistic and
effective tools designed for cost-effective integration in surgical curricula across
multiple disciplines and technologies.

The new LAP Mentor curriculum deployed on the MentorLearn application- “Simbionix
Suggested Implementation of the ACS/APDS Surgical Skills Curriculum for Residents, Phase
2: Advanced Procedures”, adheres to the objectives outlined by ACS/APDS and their
corresponding training modules, incorporating Simbionix complete procedure simulation
within the modules where applicable, and premium video based educational content.

Gary Zamler, Simbionix CEO, commented: “I am proud to work in a company that has
maintained its mission as stated when established, to continuously create partnerships and
products to provide the most advanced tools in the market. Our close collaboration with
the surgical community is one of our building blocks, assisting us in our ongoing process
of enhancing our simulators by adding training modules to both our systems and to
additional surgical solutions created by others, and expanding learning opportunities and
learning processes. Our goal is to provide medical education programs and accrediting
bodies with flexible yet complete training tools.”

Stop by Simbionix booth #2026 at ACS, October 1-3, in Chicago, IL, for a hands-on
experience of the LAP Mentor, LAP Mentor Express, GI-BRONCH Mentor and recently introduced
GI Express, alongside our new products.

About Simbionix USA Corporation

Simbionix is the world’s leading provider of simulation, training and education
products for medical professionals and the healthcare industry. The company is committed
to delivering high quality products, advancing clinical performance and optimizing
procedural outcomes.

Visit: http://www.simbionix.com Follow us on Facebook
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[http://twitter.com/#!/SimbionixUSA ] and LinkedIn
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Contact: Rebecca Levy, Manager of Marketing Communications, at
rebecca@simbionix.com, +1-216-2292040


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