Medtronic launches Catalyst mobile educational centres for spinal surgeons


Medtronic is launching its Catalyst mobile educational centres, a fleet of new, high-tech vehicles that are equipped with procedural/anatomical labs and conference areas designed to train surgeons and other health care professionals across the United States. The announcement is being made during the 27th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS, Dallas, USA).

The trucks also come equipped with access to every Medtronic Spinal technology including implants, instrumentation such as the Medtronic Powerease powered surgical instruments, fluoroscopes, and surgical imaging and navigation systems such as the Medtronic StealthStation and O-Arm Systems. In addition, the trucks have a state-of-the-art audio-visual system that enables demonstrations taking place in the laboratory to be viewed in the conference areas.

“Health care professionals appreciate the convenience and cost-efficiency of not having to travel long distances for education about Medtronic equipment, instruments, implants and procedural solutions in spine surgery,” said Doug King, Medtronic senior vice president and president of Medtronic’s Spinal business.

“We are building a new mobile education experience that will not only elevate our educational offering but take education programmes directly to our customers,” said Grady Davis, Training and Education senior manager. “In addition to the larger, main lab trailer and conference trailer, we are also building two smaller satellite trailers that are designed to function as on-demand, quick turn-around labs that can be dispatched at any time.”