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J&J’s Ethicon teams up with Touch Surgery on virtual surgical training

Cardiothoracic-3-min-1Johnson & Johnson’s ($JNJ) Ethicon is teaming up with Touch Surgery to provide simulated surgical training through a free mobile app, with the aim of improving patient outcomes.

The training will cover the safe and effective use of Ethicon products and will be delivered via Touch Surgery’s 3-D simulations and technology platform to surgeons and students “anytime, anywhere,” according to a statement. Ethicon, J&J’s surgical device unit, markets products such as laparoscopic tools for bariatric and colorectal surgery, a plethora of sutures and tissue closures and tissue sealers.

Touch Surgery’s tech allows for virtual training in a 3-D operating room simulation. Its app currently helps 1 million users practice more than 75 different procedures across several surgical areas, according to the statement.

by Amirah Al Idrus | FierceBiotech

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