Simbionix to Expose Industry First Training Simulator for Pelvic Floor Repair

By Simbionix Usa Corporation, PRNE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CLEVELAND, April 27, 2011 - Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical
education and simulation training products for medical professionals and the
healthcare industry, is pleased to announce its new training simulator for
pelvic floor repair, to be exposed for the first time at the ACOG 59th Annual
Clinical Meeting in Washington, DC, April 30- May 4, 2011.

The revolutionary Pelvic Mentor(TM) is an integrated hybrid system,
combining a plastic mannequin with a computerized 3D virtual system. The
simulator is intended to prepare gynecologists and urogynecologists for
pelvic floor reconstruction with an emphasis on transvaginal mesh procedures.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common group of clinical conditions affecting
millions of women around the world. Approximately 40% of women aged 40 to 80
are affected by pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which weak pelvic floor
muscles cause the pelvic organs to fall out of place. Pelvic organ prolapse
can cause uncomfortable pelvic pressure, limiting the woman's physical
activity and sexual intimacy.

Pelvic floor reconstructive surgeries require surgical expertise,
knowledge of both abdominal and vaginal physiology anatomy and experience
with the procedure itself. This unique system was designed to allow trainees
to obtain detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy and to acquire comprehensive
skills in pelvic reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary
incontinence to enhance patient safety. The Pelvic Mentor's innovative
concept utilizes numerous external sensors that are either embedded inside a
medical device or worn on the trainee's finger. These sensors, combined with
the mannequin and the 3D picture, enable the trainee to obtain a real-time
indication of the finger palpation or device manipulation on virtual
anatomical structures.

The Pelvic Mentor is a strong didactic tool, enabling the trainee to
receive real-time feedback while recognizing the relevant anatomical sections
and / or manipulating the relevant medical device within the pelvis cavity.
The unique combination of the model's anatomical structure, finger sensation
and virtual model provide the most effective training tool to date.

"Utilizing cutting edge technology, we are introducing our first system
to address the training needs for non MIS procedures, going beyond what is
currently available in the industry", says Ran Bronstein, Simbionix
President. "The Pelvic Mentor hybrid simulator takes the training experience
one step closer to reality by combining true to life tactile sensation. The
new hardware tracks the trainee's movements more accurately, allowing the
instructor to better view the trainee's movements, and providing the trainee
with a more complete training experience. The Simbionix Pelvic Mentor is yet
another example of the company's commitment to provide comprehensive
educational solutions for OB/GYN surgeons, joining the solutions provided on
the LAP Mentor and the VirtaMed HystSim."

About Simbionix USA Corporation

Simbionix is the world's leading provider of simulation and training
products for medical professionals and the healthcare industry. Founded in
1997, the company is committed to delivering high quality products, advancing
clinical performance and optimizing procedural outcomes.

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