CLEVELAND and ZURICH, Switzerland, March 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- Simbionix and VirtaMed Have Joined Forces to Provide OB/GYN Surgeons the Most Advanced Training System for Endoscopic Surgery

- The New VirtaMed HystSim(TM) Simulator Adds Hysteroscopy to Simbionix' Impressive Line of Medical Simulation and eLearning Products

Simbionix, the world's leading developer of medical simulation systems, and VirtaMed, a Swiss medical engineering company, announced today a global collaboration agreement. Simbionix will exclusively distribute, market, and provide service for the VirtaMed HystSim, an advanced virtual reality hysteroscopy simulator.

Simbionix already offers a wide spectrum of simulators for minimal invasive surgery. This new agreement further expands our product offering, says Simbionix CEO Gary Zamler. The addition of the HystSim simulator, along with our recently launched laparoscopic surgery module for gynecology, shows how seriously Simbionix is investing in women's healthcare issues.

Simbionix' President and founder, Mr. Ran Bronstein, adds: Our simulation technology is definitely a revolution in the world of medical training and assessment. We are happy to be working together with VirtaMed, a company as committed to technology and simulation quality as we are. Simbionix will keep increasing its product offering to the medical community and bring quality and service to its customers and partners.

VirtaMed is thrilled to be working together with Simbionix, the market leader in surgical simulation, adds VirtaMed CEO Stefan Tuchschmid. Simbionix is a partner that will ensure the HystSim simulator is available globally. We truly appreciate Simbionix' commitment to provide the best possible training for surgeons in every field.

VirtaMed HystSim(TM) will be officially launched at the next ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) annual clinical meeting held in Chicago on May 2nd.

Further information and product demonstrations are available from your local Simbionix sales representative and at

About VirtaMed

VirtaMed is a Swiss based company with an interdisciplinary background in medicine and engineering. The HystSim(TM) system is the first VirtaMed product and provides instructional teaching and training of diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy. 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

About Simbionix

Simbionix is a global leader in medical simulation technology. Simbionix mission is to provide state of the art, computer-assisted metrics-based surgical simulation systems, and set the standard for minimally invasive surgical training and performance.

Simbionix products provide medical experts with hands-on training in a comprehensive array of MIS procedures, including; GI Endoscopy, Endourology, percutaneous access, advanced laparoscopic procedures and Endovascular procedures. Visit

Contact: Inbal Mazor VP Marketing Simbionix Tel: +972-8-9211177

Contact: Inbal Mazor, VP Marketing, Simbionix,, Tel: +972-8-9211177