SOURCE: Infuse Medical

May 07, 2008 15:25 ET

Infuse Medical Launches Calypso® Medical's Online Training e-Institute

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Infuse Medical, a medical education agency, and Calypso Medical, an emerging medical device company today announced the launch of the Calypso Medical e-Institute. The e-Institute has been developed for the deployment of web-based training for medical procedures.

The Calypso Medical e-Institute has been developed as an electronic university that complements on-site training programs. The Prostate Implant Training Course is the first course offered to Calypso's customers for training on the implantation procedure for a small GPS for the Body® tracking device that is implanted into the prostate. Physicians and allied health personnel now have a pre-didactic training and review tool available to them 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It was designed to create efficiencies in Calypso Medical's onsite "Train-the-Trainer" programs and provide clinicians with flexibility and self-paced learning. The e-Institute features learning assessments as well as recorded performance and certification to gauge the students learning comprehension.

"We're thrilled with the training foresight that Calypso Medical offers as a relative newcomer to the medical device industry. The deployment of this e-Institute program demonstrates their dedication to making training an integral component to their product and service offerings," said Jordan Erickson, Infuse Medical, VP Account Services. "Online training programs like this effectively complement onsite training as well as reduce the amount of time and money spent answering basic clinical questions."

"Based on our commitment to training excellence, Infuse Medical has listened to our specific needs and unique challenges. Together we developed the e-Institute on-line training program focused on clear and accurate clinical content. Equally important, Infuse Medical's team of software engineers designed a tool that makes our customers more effective," comments James Shock, VP Sales and Customer Support Solutions.

About Calypso® Medical

Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc. ("Calypso") is a Seattle, WA-based privately held medical device company. The Company's proprietary tumor localization system utilizes miniaturized implanted devices (Beacon® electromagnetic transponders) to continuously, accurately, and objectively pinpoint the location of tumors for improved accuracy in radiation therapy. Calypso addresses two major issues in modern radiation oncology: errors in treatment set-up and tumor motion during treatment. In addition, the Calypso® 4D Localization System's non-ionizing electromagnetic guidance has been found to improve work flow efficiency and treatment room utilization. The technology is designed for body-wide cancers commonly treated with radiation therapy, including prostate, breast, lung, head, neck and other radiation therapy target organs. The products are FDA 510(k) cleared for use in the prostate only.

Calypso®, Beacon®, GPS for the Body®, Motion Matters™, Nothing Tracks Like the Beacon™, Calypso Within™, Beacon Within™, 4D Console™, 4D Electromagnetic Array™, 4D Tracking Station™, On Target, On With Living™ and/or other Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc.'s products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks in use of Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

About Infuse Medical

Infuse Medical is a medical education agency that produces digital learning experiences and marketing tools that are both memorable and measurable. Infuse blends the creative and technical in order to drive online education and marketing strategy for medical device manufacturers. For more information, visit www.infusemed.com.

Contact Information

  • Infuse Medical contact:
    Brook Harker
    Infuse Medical
    801 331-8610
    Email Contact

    Calypso Medical contact:
    Deborah Schauls
    Calypso Medical
    206 330-2621
    Email Contact