North East, MD – October 12, 2016 – Operative Experience, Inc., a fast rising developer of high-fidelity human simulators for surgical and pre-hospital education, today announced the first commercial sale of its state-of-the-art emergency obstetrics skills simulator, C-Celia™ to Manatee Technical College (MTC), a post-secondary, career and technical education center with campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Palmetto, Florida. C-Celia is the world’s first “hands-in-the-body,” open surgery simulator designed to prepare surgical practitioners and students for life-saving procedures such as emergency c-section delivery, postpartum hemorrhage control, emergency hysterectomy and fetal delivery complications.
Lisa Graham-Coonrod, MTC’s Surgical Program Director, had been looking for a simulator that could give her students the true-to-life experience of a real operating room but until she tried C-Celia, had not been able to find anything. “It’s the most awesome thing ever! The patient bleeds, the uterus looks like a real uterus and the baby, umbilical cord, placenta and amniotic fluid are all incredibly accurate,” said Graham-Coonrod.
Operative Experience is already expanding sales of C-Celia to obstetrics and surgical technology teaching programs as well as nursing and military markets. “This is a tremendous milestone for the company,” said Jane O’Reilly, VP of Global Sales for OEI. “The reaction to C-Celia throughout the marketplace has been unbelievable and we are thrilled that Manatee Tech is already using the simulator to help elevate the training and capabilities of their learners.”
Manatee Technical College was able to purchase the C-Celia emergency obstetrics skills simulator with the help of Perkins IV Federal Career and Technical Education funding.
About Operative Experience, Inc.
Operative Experience, Inc. is on a mission to revolutionize surgical and pre-hospital training. Using medical simulators with unprecedented anatomical and surgical fidelity within a rigorous experiential instructional paradigm, OEI reduces training costs while increasing training effectiveness and retention. OEI is dedicated to applying this technology to reduce combat and civilian surgical mortality, and to provide humanitarian support to developing countries with limited medical resources.