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Simulab and PETA Bring TraumaMan to Nine Countries

Seattle, WA, January 23, 2014 --( Simulab Corporation is pleased to announce an unprecedented long term partnership with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The initial phase of the partnership brings 64 TraumaMan Surgical Simulators to Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Courses in nine countries across Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.

“While Simulab’s mission is different from that of PETA, we share a common goal for TraumaMan to replace animals in ATLS courses worldwide,” says Christopher Toly, CEO of Simulab Corporation. “Simulab has been looking for a way to work with the international ATLS community to develop a program that would provide this type of support to developing countries with limited resources. With PETA’s donation of the TraumaMan Systems we were able to do that in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago.”

”We are very excited about working with PETA on a program that does not inhibit existing training programs, but rather develops a viable path for other countries to move to simulation-based training. We see a promising future for donors who also share our goal and educators who are looking for opportunities to move to TraumaMan for surgical skills training,” Toly says.

Studies show that doctors who learn lifesaving surgical skills on TraumaMan are more proficient than those who used animals. This is largely because TraumaMan actually mimics human anatomy and allows trainees to repeat procedures until they're confident and adept, so the impact will be seen not only in improved medical education, but also better patient outcomes. The possibility of improved patient care and medical error reduction is an energizing incentive and Simulab looks forward to similar partnerships with the rest of the international community to continue to work toward those goals.

About the TraumaMan® System.
The TraumaMan System is an anatomical surgical manikin that is designed for students to practice several surgical procedures. The TraumaMan System was evaluated and approved for use by the American College of Surgeons in 2001 for ATLS, the leading Trauma Training Course, virtually replacing live animal models and cadavers in the United States. The system is now used to train over 35,000 medical professionals each year. Since its release, TraumaMan has also become widely used in military courses, EMS training, and other trauma surgery simulations.

About Simulab® Corporation.
Simulab, which was founded in 1994, manufactures medical training products that are designed to reduce medical errors and increase patient safety. The company has earned the reputation for making the most realistic synthetic tissues available for training. Simulab’s tissues look, feel, cut, suture, bleed, ultrasound and conduct like human tissues.

For more information, please contact Doug Beighle or Stephanie Ginger at 206-297-1260.
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