Dr. Andrew (Andy) Sinclair, OtoSim’s CEO, was interviewed by PharmaBoadroom.com on October 10, 2013 to discuss the company’s success and plans for the future.
OtoSim’s otoscopy training device is revolutionizing the way medical students, teachers and nurses perfect otoscopy techniques. The invention, developed by Doctors Vito Forte and Paolo Campisi at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), provides them with a device that simulates the structure of an actual ear rather than only reading techniques from a textbook.
The article highlights how effective the interactive nature of the OtoSim is when it comes to preparing medical students for the clinic.
“A clinical study on third year medical students demonstrated that after two hours of group training with OtoSim’s product, their accuracy rose from 54 percent to 78 percent,” noted Sinclair in the interview. He also touched on a newly released eye simulation and training device called OphthoSim.
Sinclair discussed the importance of organizations like MaRS Innovation and MaRS Discovery District in gaining support for a growing company, noting that they separate Canada from our competitors. “Organizations like MaRS Innovation have helped by investing while there is still risk to allow companies like OtoSim become successful,” said Sinclair.
Sinclair also joined colleagues from SickKids, including the director of SickKids Foundation, on a Toronto radio show to discuss the OtoSim and the process for gaining new training equipment.
Murray Segal conducted the interview on AM 740 during a Sunday Spotlight segment.
Click here to read the full interview on PharmaBoardroom.com; listen to the full radio broadcast here [Editor’s note: this link is no longer available].
Posted by Kailee Travis, writer and communications assistant.