Mentice AB

Mentice AB supports research in computerbased simulator technology for surgical education.

Press Release   •   Feb 03, 2000 12:40 GMT

Mentice AB today announced the financial support of research in simulator-based training in clinical education in surgery at the Huddinge University Hospital, Sweden. The Karolinska Institute is responsible for research and education within and together with the Huddinge University Hospital. The support for this research initiative will run for a period of 4 years. The project is aimed at evaluating computer-based simulator technology in a clinical setting. Minimally invasive surgery is a key area for this research. Kjell Thor, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, Market Director, Huddinge University Hospital comments: “Besides evaluation, collaboration in new applications and technology development will take place as well”. “We are very happy to support research at the Huddinge University Hospital in this new exciting field. Evaluation of Virtual Reality Simulator technology, used for education, practical training and skill assessment in clinical disciplines such as minimally invasive surgery is very important” says Jan Grund-Pedersen, President, Mentice AB.

Mentice Medical Simulation

Mentice Medical Simulation develops, markets and sells advanced medical simulations for a wide range of applications. Our goal is to be the leading supplier of virtual reality applications within the field of medicine, with special attention to the area of minimally invasive surgery. The Mentice system is a turnkey solution, including hardware, software, and expert assistance and support for training, education, and assessment. Mentice works closely with leading medical and healthcare professionals in order to develop long-term solutions that are of immediate use to the medical professional.

With the development and introduction of Procedicus® VA (Virtual Arthroscopy) for shoulder surgery, Mentice was established as leading developer of simulators for minimally invasive surgery. We will establish a long-term presence in the medical field, developing our product concepts in pace with technological advances and in response to the ever-changing demands of the clients we serve. Mentice Medical Simulation AB has corporate head office located in Gothenburg, Sweden, subsidiary in Cincinnati, Ohio  (USA), and sales office in San Diego, California (USA).

Huddinge University Hospital

Huddinge University Hospitals vision is to be one of the world’s leading hospitals and utilize their expertise to help create a healthier society and better quality of life for each individual. The hospital offers patients, employees, students and researchers a knowledge-rich environment where a truly dedicated staff can apply the latest discoveries. Healthcare is changing rapidly. New technology offers new treatment methods and new opportunities for better outcomes. An increasingly elderly population places new and greater demands on health services. Economic constraints mean that we have to get the most from our resources. Research and education are taking place in an environment that is becoming more and more global.

Huddinge University Hospital is on the leading edge of modern healthcare.

For further information, please contact:
Jonas Ohlsson,
Sales Manager, Mentice AB
Tel: +46-31-743 80 90, Fax: +46-31-743 80 99
E-mail: jonas.ohlsson@mentice.com


Kjell Thor, M.D., Ph.D., FACS,
Market Director, Huddinge University Hospital
Tel: +46-8-585 823 09, Fax: +46-8-585 868 09
E-mail: kjell.thor@mkdiv.hs.sll.se
Internet: www.hs.sll.se

Mentice is a world leader in medical simulation, providing qualified solutions for training, education and assessment opportunities. With a focus on minimally invasive techniques and procedures, Mentice develops simulation systems for training in a safe environment within the fields of endovascular intervention and minimally invasive surgery. The advantages of training with Mentice solutions are well documented enhancing clinical performance, reducing cost, and, in the long term, improving patient safety.