Effective March 12, 2012 the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is pleased to announce that they have granted exclusive rights for the sale and fulfillment of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) Training Simulator, accessories and supplies to Venture Technologies, Inc of North Billerica, MA. SAGES and Venture Technologies, Inc will also be collaborating to develop new products for FLS and other surgical areas that utilize the FLS Training Simulator.
This change was made to provide customers with enhanced customer service, more rapid fulfillment of orders, and for the first time, the ability to purchase online using a secure e-commerce system. The FLS Training Simulators, accessories and supplies will be sold exclusively by VTI Medical™, a division of Venture Technologies, Inc.
To order FLS Training Simulators, accessories and supplies visit www.vtimedical.com or call VTI Medical directly at 978-667-9890. For FLS Educational Packages, online access and testing vouchers, continue to order through SAGES at www.flsprogram.org , or call 310-437-0544, ext. 137.
The first new product to be announced from the collaboration of SAGES and VTI Medical will be a non-medical-grade Multi-Use Ligating Loop for use with the FLS Training Simulator for manual skills practice. In response to FLS user feedback about the high cost of pre-tied ligating loops, which are constructed for single use only, the sturdy construction of the new Multi-Use Ligating Loop enables it to be used up to 10 times to practice the FLS Ligating Loop Task. Unlike the pre-tied ligating loops now widely used for skills practice, which are sterile and designed for clinical use, this new product is non-sterile and designed for simulation training and not medical use, which also contributes to a lower purchase price.
The Multi-Use Ligating Loop will be available in late spring 2012, but pre-orders may be placed beginning March 1, 2012. To take advantage of special introductory pricing, visit www.vtimedical.com or call 978-495-3524. Special pricing will be available for a limited time.