Laerdal Medical and SonoSim Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Save More Lives

STAVANGER, Norway and SANTA MONICA, CA -- Laerdal Medical and SonoSim, Inc. announces a wide-ranging agreement regarding distribution, product development and R&D collaboration.

"Practitioners have long requested ultrasound training and the ability to integrate it into patient simulation learning activities," said Clive Patrickson, Chief Executive Officer, Laerdal Medical. "This partnership with SonoSim will provide learners with the very best learning environment for an integrated patient simulation experience, combined with the very best ultrasound learning content. This will be a great step forward in patient safety."

Derek McLeish, President of SonoSim International, stated, "The increasing adoption of ultrasound will save lives, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes. The main limitation of ultrasound to drive adoption has been the difficulty in training users. The combined efforts of Laerdal and SonoSim will have a major impact worldwide."

Laerdal Medical, a provider of healthcare solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilization, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Patient Care, Self-Directed Learning, and Medical Education. Laerdal is pleased to serve all healthcare providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professionals.

SonoSim's mission is to meet the global demand for SonoSim products and services needed by physicians, nurses, students, care providers, trainers, and educators worldwide. SonoSim's market entries are based on products developed by leading ultrasound educators, computer-based instructional designers, content editors, computer engineers, scientists, and software developers, adapted to local market needs.

For more details, visit:
http://www.laerdal.com
http://www.sonosim.com

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