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Leading U.S. Virtual Reality Surgical Training Company, Osso VR, Officially Expands to Europe

April 10, 2019 / Chris J. Stewart

Osso VR, the only scientifically validated virtual reality surgical training platform, today announces its official expansion into the European market after Newcastle Hospital’s Simulation Centre has begun using the technology to prepare surgeons for difficult procedures. The European healthcare market is facing growing challenges training new surgeons. According to a report from the Royal College of Surgeons, surgical trainees were focused more on service tasks, such as administrative work, instead of participating in patient care. Additionally, changing dynamics within training have resulted in less hands-on experiences moving them to later in the training process. Due to these challenges and the rapid availability of new technology even practiced surgeons are finding it difficult to keep up. “Newcastle Hospital has the widest adoption of robotic and minimally invasive surgery in the UK,” said Naeem Soomro, director of robotic surgery at Newcastle Hospital. “At Newcastle Surgical Tr...