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LifeLike BioTissue Inc. is an Ontario-based company that develops a growing suite of products that have the same mechanical properties as live tissue. These products are ideal for the acquisition, training, and practice of basic and procedural surgical skills.
LifeLike products look, feel and behave like human tissue and provide a training medium superior to other suture and surgical training kits, animal tissues and live animals.
LifeLike BioTissue’s proprietary and patent-pending technology has been under development for more than a decade by biomedical engineers at the University of Western Ontario. The technology was originally developed for implant and tissue replacement purposes. However, thanks to support from the Ontario Centres of Excellence and the University of Western Ontario, LifeLike BioTissue Inc. was created to commercialize this high fidelity technology as a surgical training tool to increase practice and help improve patient care worldwide.
The company launched in 2009 and its technology has been used is surgical skills labs in more than 50 training hospitals in Canada, the United States and Europe, and the technology continues to be acknowledged by leading surgeons as an excellent training tool.
The technology has the potential to replicate a wide array of complex human soft tissues. It has also been recognized for its excellent ultrasound capability. The tissues have also been sought by a growing group of global medical device companies for use in product training, demonstrations, as well as research and development.
Instrumental Support & Endorsement in Establishing LifeLike BioTissue Inc.
LifeLike BioTissue has received leadership and support from the following: