Published Sept. 18, 2012
A new company emerging from Clemson University research aims to commercialize medical simulator technology that will offer medical educators a tool for the training of critical procedures, according to the Clemson University Research Foundation.
MedUSim Solutions, led by Jiro Nagatomi and Delphine Dean of Clemson University, is developing simulators to serve as a training platform for medical students. Medical simulators are life-like training machines that respond to treatments.
MedUSim’s product, a next-generation center venous catheterization trainer called CLiVE, or Central Line Vascular Emulator, is designed to provide a low-cost platform with realistic replacement parts.
“Medical educators who train doctors provide us invaluable feedback for our product,” Nagatomi said in a news release issued by Clemson University. “This essential feedback enables the MedUSim team to identify the critical skills that cannot be learned with existing products on the market and the CLiVE product to be designed better.”
Nagatomi and Dean recently received a $25,000 seed grant from SC Launch, a startup-assistance program by the SCRA, and are currently seeking additional capital and personnel, according to the news release.