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The new simulator platform, the ANGIO Mentor Slim is based on newly developed technology, offering advanced device tracking capabilities and more robust performance.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:00 AM

Cleveland, OH: Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical education and simulation training, is pleased to announce the release of its next generation simulator platform for its endovascular training, the ANGIO Mentor™ Slim.

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor, an innovative virtual reality training simulator, provides hands-on practice in a comprehensive simulated environment for endovascular procedures.

This unique system provides a solution for a variety of training programs, including Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Neuroradiology and Thoracic Surgery.

An ever-expanding library of modules supports the acquisition and honing of essential skills to build confidence and proficiency in a variety of endovascular techniques and procedures.

The new simulator platform, the ANGIO Mentor Slim is based on newly developed technology, offering advanced device tracking capabilities and more robust performance.

Smaller dimensions make it even more convenient to both use and transport.

Adding an additional hardware unit to the ANGIO Mentor Slim creates the ANGIO Mentor Dual Slim, which is used to provide realistic simulation of challenging endovascular procedures which require two simultaneous access sites, such as EVAR (Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair), TEVAR (Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair), Transseptal Puncture and ASD/PFO (using the ICE handle and the deployment device handle simultaneously).

All ANGIO Mentor modules and PROcedure Rehearsal Studio™ modules can be used on this new platform.

"After successfully using the ANGIO Mentor Express, our clients are now provided with an even more advanced and portable system with all of the same capabilities as in the previous configuration" said Ran Bronstein, Simbionix President and COO.

"As this is a multidisciplinary educational system, many of our clients use these systems for training in hospitals and medical centers in more than one location.

In this new configuration we were able to implement technological advances together with creating a smaller and lighter system, resulting in an improved training simulator which is more reliable, easier to use and easier to transport".