Biotronik opens training facility and innovation centre in New York City, USA

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Biotronik has opened a new, state-of-the-art training facility and innovation centre in New York City, USA, according to a company release.

Biotronik reports that an acceleration of corporate growth and the introduction of new technology have led to an increased need for training. The company wishes to teach electrophysiologists and cardiologists about using their new MRI-conditional devices, for example.

Through its International Fellowship Program, Biotronik delivers educational programs for electrophysiologists who are still in training. The company has dedicated part of the new facility’s space to supporting hand-on components of these educational programs, as well as two new programs for healthcare leaders.

The first of these new programs is designed to bring electrophysiologists and company engineers together in an interactive setting to discuss current and future cardiac rhythm management (CRM) technology trends, including novel technologies for the future. The Innovation at Biotronik (iBIO) programmes are scheduled monthly at the New York Education and Innovation Center.

Beginning this month, the company is launching a new program known as the “Industry and Healthcare Executive Administrator Roundtable (iHEAR)”. These meetings, designed for healthcare administrators and executives, will explore the changing healthcare landscape – including impacts from public policy reform, economics, technology and research – with guest speakers and innovators from a variety of disciplines.

“Our new space allows us to make good on our promise to deliver programs of the same quality and reliability that customers have always been able to expect from our products,” says Marlou Janssen, president, Biotronik.

Biotronik’s new offices are in Hudson Square in SoHo, New York, on the 14th floor of 330 Hudson Street.