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Mentice, Inc. and the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Announce Their Partnership in the Area of Procedural Medical Simulation

2008-08-13 12:06:00

    EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 13 /EMWNews/ -- Mentice, Inc. and MATC have

forged a relationship that will allow the two entities to work on multiple

and mutually beneficial projects to further advance the use of simulation

in technical colleges and teaching institutions throughout North America.

    Mentice's Procedicus VIST Simulator allows a student, fellow, resident,

nurse, technician and/or attending physician to gain exposure to routine

and sophisticated procedures. The user can perform simulated procedures on

a mannequin-type simulator in the areas of interventional radiology,

interventional cardiology and vascular surgery. The simulator provides a

realistic and hands-on experience which requires assessments to be made and

associated clinical decisions to be executed.

    In addition, MATC will support Mentice in its quest to broaden the

scope of its capabilities while broadening the market for medical


    "This important relationship with MATC will allow Mentice to continue

to fine tune its offering in the area of basic skills and techniques in

medical simulation, particularly within endovascular procedures. It further

illustrates Mentice's commitment to education and training while broadening

the technology's market acceptance and harvesting its continued market

growth," said Tim Shannon, VP of Sales and Marketing - Americas.

    "The addition of Mentice's Procedicus VIST Simulator to the

cardiovascular curriculum of MATC will appreciably enhance the student's

educational experience and serve to elevate and sharpen their entry level

skills through a series of diversified simulated procedures, made available

on several skill assessment and learning levels," said Duane Huelse, B.S.,

RCIS, RTR(R), CVT-EP - MATC's Instructor, Cardiovascular Technology.

    About Mentice:

    Mentice is a leader in medical simulation with approximately 600

installations worldwide, 100+ validation studies and more than 30 issued

and pending patents. Mentice's Family of Procedicus (TM) simulators focus

on the area of minimally invasive surgery within the fields of endovascular

intervention, core skills training, laparoscopy and arthroscopy training.

Website info: For more information contact: Tim Shannon, Mentice Inc. U.S. office 1-877-MENTICE or email [email protected] or [email protected] Release #5-08-08

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