Winston Salem, North Carolina (PRWEB) January 14, 2013
Wake Forest Innovations has partnered with Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI), a leading provider of Internet-based technical and surgical methodology resources, in developing educational materials for veterinary, medical and biomedical personnel and their institutions.
VBI has partnered with Preclinical Translational Services (PTS) a new business unit of Wake Forest Innovations in this endeavor. VBI, located in Harleysville, Pa., translates and modifies validated technologies used in human surgical education and creates more effective training tools for the laboratory animal community. VBI’s domestic and international clients include universities, government agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Surgeons, PTS personnel, surgical suites, imaging services, and laparoscopic training facilities at the Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP) will be featured in instructional videos and other products that will be developed, produced, marketed and distributed by VBI.
In addition to videos, the PTS-VBI collaboration will include online courses, webinars and seminars aimed at clinical and research veterinarians, biomedical research faculty and technicians, as well as instructors and students in pre-veterinary, veterinary and veterinary technician programs. The collaboration will also include hands-on surgical and microsurgical workshops at PTRP for clinical and research veterinarians and human surgeons, biomedical research faculty and technicians.
“We’re very pleased to be partnering with VBI on these projects,” said H. Vince Mendenhall, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of PTS, and an internationally recognized expert in surgical research. “We consider their interest in working with us as a compliment about what we do and the way we do it. Also, these projects fit right in with the training and education aspects of our mission, along with precise sur
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