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Medaphor

Head Office: Cardiff Medicentre, Heath Park, Cardiff. CF14 4UJ UK

MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals. The company was formed out of Cardiff University in 2004 with an ambition to build a world-class ultrasound training company with educational excellence as its core guiding principle.

It now has headquarters in the UK and US and its unique simulation technology is being used by some of the world’s leading medical institutions across 16 countries. In 2014 it became a publicly listed company and now operates on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.

MedaPhor has also obtained a wealth of industry recognition having received a number of awards including: the Commercialisation and Investment awards at the Insider Media Business and Education Partnership Awards 2014; Innovation Network Impact Award Winner 2010 and also MediWales Innovation Awards in 2009 and 2006.

With an innovative and evolving product, growing reseller network, global customer base, impressive pool of investors, and an increasing employee headcount, MedaPhor continues its commitment to becoming the world’s leading ultrasound simulation company with the same guiding principle that it set out with on day one.

The product and technology

MedaPhor’s lead product, ScanTrainer, offers one of the most advanced ultrasound simulation experiences in the world.

Aimed at medical professionals who want to learn ultrasound, ScanTrainer offers a realistic ultrasound scanning experience by combining ‘real-feel’ haptic technology with real full-anatomy patient scans, real-time one-to-one expert guidance and curriculum based teaching. With ScanTrainer, users are taught ultrasound skills in a flexible self-learning environment that eliminates the need for patients and minimises the requirement for tutor supervision - making it both resource efficient and highly cost effective.

There are currently two ScanTrainer products available - the transvaginal (TVS) simulator and transabdominal (TAS) simulator, both of which are currently being sold into obstetrics, gynaecology, emergency medicine and radiology departments, simulation teaching centres, medical schools and university teaching hospitals, military hospitals and community colleges around the world.

In 2014, MedaPhor released ScanTrainer Cloud – a cloud-based version of ScanTrainer. This enables tutors and trainees more flexible use of their ScanTrainer. For trainees it offers remote access to results and learning resources – available from any internet enabled device. For tutors it enables them to remotely access trainee results, usage statistics, share bespoke modules as well as receive automatic updates to the system.

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