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Simbionix Announces License Agreement for Surgical Videos

March 13, 2013

CLEVELAND, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Simbionix USA Corporation, the world’s leading provider of medical simulators and
education solutions, is pleased to announce an agreement with Duke University to license
surgical videos and other instructional materials. These resources were developed by Duke
physicians and they cover the advanced skills and procedures addressed in Phase 2 of the
ACS/APDS Surgical Skills Curriculum for Residents.

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Simbionix will make these materials available at no cost to the users of its
MentorLearn system as part of the implementation of the ACS/APDS Surgical Skills
Curriculum for Residents. MentorLearn is a web-based simulator curricula management system
that provides the optimal solution for managing training and education needs for the
Simbionix line of simulators.

The main strength of MentorLearn is the incorporation of didactic materials with
skills training. The surgical videos and materials from Duke and other leading
institutions are coupled with the complete procedures in the Simbionix simulators. This is
a powerful combination for learners who can see an actual surgery, followed by conducting
the same procedure in a simulated environment.

“The Simbionix collaboration with Duke University’s Department of Surgery will give
surgeons-in-training around-the-world exposure to the techniques and case management
practices from experienced surgeons to whom they wouldn’t routinely have had access,” said
Paul Jensen, Simbionix General Manager, Education Division.

“By providing a link between simulated learning and real-world cases, we hope to
enhance the value of our training curriculum to our residents,” said Philip Clark,
Education Director at Duke University, Department of Surgery.

“The real case footage we are creating with Duke will improve resident’s cognitive
understanding of surgical procedures,” said Jensen. “Coupling the insight of Duke’s
surgeons with Simbionix’ hands-on simulators will improve training efficiency and allow
trainees to reach proficiency sooner.”

About Duke University:

Duke University is a nonprofit educational, research and healthcare institution
located in Durham, North Carolina.

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