About LifeLike BioTissue
LifeLike makes amazing materials and models that mimic the mechanical properties and anatomy of the human body. Our products are used by surgeons and trainees for the acquisition and maintenance of basic and procedural skills.
Our technology has been used is surgical skills labs in more than 50 training hospitals in The United States, Canada 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.
"You get an A+ for customer service and communication in my book. Kudos! I was extremely pleased with everything about the microvessel tissue and its performance. I will have to admit I was also surprised at the strength of the vessel considering how fragile it looks in the water. The adventitial layer really impressed me and was quite useful in manipulating and approximating the edges of the cut vessel."
- Darla S. Morton
Department of Orthopaedic Research, Carolinas Medical Center
"I wanted to thank you for developing such a great subcuticular model. I had wanted something like that for years and it now has really improved our skills labs. We no longer have to utilize pig's feet which is a huge plus!"
- Katie Moreland
MBS, Project Coordinator, VirtuOHSU Surgical Simulation Center, Oregon Health & Science University
"We used the LifeLike BioTissue conduits for our surgical resident wet lab program and found them to be incredibly realistic. The conduits provided the residents with an appreciation for tissue handling and were ideal for anastomotic exercises."
- Gideon Cohen
MD,MSc,PhD,FRCS(C), Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Program Director, Cardiac Surgery Residency Program, University of Toronto /// Staff Surgeon, Division of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
"I would give your microvessel product a 9.5/10. Excellent."
- Nicolas Guay
MD, FRCSC, Assistant Professor Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Ottawa
"Your skin is exceedingly realistic."
- Arthur Friedlander
MD, FRCSC, Professor of Oral & Plastic Surgery, Department of Veteran Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
"I am a strong advocate of distributed skills training and we know that fidelity matters. LifeLike BioTissue?s vascular conduits provide a realistic and affordable medium for the acquisition and retention of basic vascular anastomosis skills and our residents really like working with them"
- Dr. Erica Mitchell, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery - Program Director for Vascular Surgery - Associate Medical Director for VirtuOHSU, Surgical Simulation - Oregon Health & Science University
"I am very impressed. I think this will be a very useful training tool."
- Paul W.M. Fedak
MD PhD FRCSC, Cardiac Surgeon, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary
"A great product. Far more realistic than using graft material."
- Mark Walsh
MS, MD, FRCSC, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dalhousie University, General Surgery Residency Program Director, Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, Halifax, Nova Scotia
"We are all trying to get our 10,000 hours in, simulation with Lifelike tissues is helping us to achieve this goal"
- Bobby Yanagawa
MD, PhD, Resident, Division of Cardiac Surgery Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
"LifeLike BioTissue's simulator products are as close as you can get to real tissue and translate into a much improved surgical skills training experience"
- John Parker
Director of CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics London Health Science Centre
"We use the Wet Lab trainer with LifeLike BioTissue vessels to demonstrate and train surgeons on our Cyclone OPCAB proximal anastomosis assist device. The simulator allows surgeons to safely experiment and gain a high level of proficiency in OPCAB suturing prior to surgery"
- Kirk Honour