Simbionix to Reveal Two new Products at the Upcoming American Urology Association (AUA) Annual Meeting

By Simbionix Usa Corporation, PRNE
Sunday, May 23, 2010

CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 24, 2010 - Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical
education and simulation training products for medical professionals and the
healthcare industry, is launching two new hands-on training systems- the Lap
Nepherctomy simulation module and the VirtaMed TURPSim. Both solutions will
be revealed for the first time at the AUA annual meeting in San Francisco
next week.

The Lap Nephrectomy simulation system is a unique replication of one of
the most advanced laparoscopic procedures. While studies show that the
laparoscopic nephrectomy procedure offers improved quality of life at lower
costs, it is at the same time considered to be a challenging surgery with a
steep learning curve. The solution provided by Simbionix will enable
urologists to practice the procedure in a virtual clinical environment
without risks to patients or recurring training costs. It is expected that
the potential for unlimited access to training may reduce intra-operational
complications associated with this procedure.

The new VirtaMed TURPSim simulation system is the latest development from
VirtaMed who joined forces with Simbionix in 2009 to provide GYN and
Urologist surgeons with the most advanced training systems for endoscopic
surgery. Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the current gold
standard in the treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). With a wide
range of prostate anatomies, pathologies and operative complications, this
technique requires skills training and experience to achieve optimal results.
The new VirtaMed TURPSim provides comprehensive training on the skills
necessary to perform this procedure and will enable practice of complete TURP
procedures using an authentic resectoscope.

Gary Zamler, Simbionix CEO, commented "Simbionix is a pioneer in the
field of medical education, and for the past ten years has continuously
introduced ground breaking technology that has changed and shaped the face of
medical education. Our commitment to the medical community is to provide all
medical fields with new and advanced training tools, as demonstrated by these
latest developments intended for urologists. Our strong partnership with
VirtaMed is based on this same philosophy intended to advance clinical

"The combination of TURPSim and HystSim provides a realistic platform for
full procedural training in both urology and gynaecology. We are excited to
continue our collaboration with Simbionix to ensure that every training
center has the option to add the TURPSim to its training portfolio," says
VirtaMed CEO Stefan Tuchschmid. "VirtaMed will continue to focus on
developing new simulators with the highest possible realism, and Simbionix is
a partner who supports us in every possible way."

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. Simbionix cooperates
with physicians on a regular basis to produce the most reliable and effective
training and supporting systems.

For more information on Simbionix, visit

About VirtaMed

VirtaMed is a Swiss based company with an interdisciplinary background in
medicine and engineering. The HystSim(TM) and TURPSim(TM) systems are the
first VirtaMed product and provide instructional teaching and training of
hysteroscopy and the transurethral resection of the prostate. VirtaMed's
mission is to develop state-of-the-art training tools for endoscopic surgery
of highest possible realism, all with the ultimate goal to improve the
quality of patient care. Additional company information can be found at


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