Surgeon inventors get NI funds of €50,000

A new training simulator for abdominal procedures, designed by two Irish surgeons, is offering medical professionals a low-cost alternative to theatre training.

14th May, 2011

A new training simulator for abdominal procedures, designed by two Irish surgeons, is offering medical professionals a low-cost alternative to theatre training.

Professor Walter Prendiville of Dublin’s Coombe Hospital, and Dr Ray O’Sullivan, a consultant senior lecturer in St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny, launched Laprotrain 18 months ago.

The pair teamed up with Robert Bailie and Ian Niblock, the owners of a Belfast-based medical supply firm, to form a new...

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