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Persbericht Demirtas Holding, participatie van PG2 sinds 2011

Rotterdam, The Netherlands– Epona Medical, the manufacturer of cutting-edge medical simulator and health care learning introduces the LAP-X, a virtual reality trainer for minimal invasive surgery. Medical Universities, teaching hospitals, skill labs…now have a brand new option when choosing a simulator for minimal invasive surgery.

Unlike other virtual reality trainers existing in the market today which are big, heavy, space consuming and expensive, LAP-X has an unprecedented design with 2 small and light controllers (1,7kg each) connected to a laptop or computer by USB. The system is highly portable and easy to set up and relocate, offering optimal space utilization. Additionally, LAP-X is the only simulator in the world that makes use of real surgical instruments, thereby narrowing the gap between real surgery and virtual training.

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The LAP-X enables educators to organize a class without having to attending and monitor physically the training of residents thanks to the E-portfolio which stores the results and records the performances of each trainee. Also, the LAP-X enables trainees to train with real surgical instruments to acquire a comprehensive range of skills required for minimal invasive surgery, prepares them for real surgical procedures with different scenarios and motivates them to spend more time on training with the system due to the serious gaming elements, challenging exercises and competition with other fellow trainees from all around the world.

Minimal invasive surgery (MIS) is a rapidly evolving technology and has been increasingly performed in surgical treatment due to the benefits it provides to patients. This means that training for MIS has become ever more important and is required for all young surgeons and surgery assistants. “A simulator offers the opportunity to train in a safe and controlled environment, where mistakes can be made without harming an actual patient. Access to simulation based training is a must for healthcare professionals; however, not every hospital can afford a simulation system because all the simulators in the markets nowadays are too expensive” says Dervis Demirtas, CEO of Epona Medical, the inventor of LAP-X. “We created the LAP-X with the commitment to provide medical professionals worldwide not only a high tech yet affordable training tool, but also with an effective educational tool that is firmly grounded on their need for training and education. We can say without hesitation that LAP-X is the most affordable simulator in the market today.”

In addition to the impressive product that Epona Medical provides with LAP-X, the company also aims to offer the best quality services. Unlike other simulators in the market, the company charges no additional cost for any updates regarding software or hardware during the license period. Customers are guaranteed to always have access to the latest update of the LAP-X.

LAP-X entered the market at a time when there is a shortage of effective and affordable virtual reality trainers. Since its first introduction to the market in the beginning of 2011, LAP-X has been in high demand worldwide. Within one year, Epona Medical has expanded the LAP-X distributor network to 20 countries and territories, among which are important markets such as the UK, Japan, Korea, China, and Brazil, thereby creating worldwide exposure not only for LAP-X itself but also for “Made in the Netherlands” products and any surgical brands equipped with the LAP-X system. “As it becomes more apparent that Epona Medical products and services are in high-demand, we will continuously work on the development and innovation of our product, increase our offerings to better serve our loyal customers,” Demirtas says. “LAP-X stands above the rest not only because of the innovative design, supreme quality and impressive customer service, but also because of our commitment to make simulation based training more accessible and affordable to all hospitals, thus minimizing the number of mistake made during surgery and increasing the chance of patient survival”.

About Epona Medical

Epona Medical ( is a Dutch company located in Rotterdam the Netherlands. Since the start of Epona Medical in April 2010, Epona has been working together with several parties to produce the best possible education materials for medical professionals.
Epona Medical‘s ambition is to become the premier supplier of educational materials to hospital skills centers in the World.