SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 23, 2013 – Biomed Simulation, Inc, software developer and manufacturer of simulation systems, announced today that its Califia has been selected as a finalist in the Hardware and General Technology category for the 2013 Most Innovative New Product Awards, sponsored by CONNECT. CONNECT, a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County, continues its twenty-six year tradition of honoring San Diego’s leaders of innovation and groundbreaking new products with the annual award.

Richard Tallman, PhD, CEO expressed gratitude and surprise that Biomed’s Califia Patient Simulator was announced as a finalist. We have worked hard at providing a simulator system that contributes to the improvement of clinician’s performance, patient safety and has the potential for lowering health care costs associated with critical care therapies.

Califia provides a realistic patient that reacts to various clinical scenarios. The simulation software, intelligence of the “patient” responses, challenges the clinician to a wide variety of physiological variables. The dynamics associated with the unique clinical scenarios serves to challenge the clinician with a truly life-like patient. Califia enables clinicians to become proficient at routine patient reactions but is also capable of exposing clinicians to seldom occurring “crises” type situations as well. Using the programmed Advanced Clinical Scenarios, the conduct of the simulated case, can proceed at a predetermined pace or be started and/or stopped at the discretion of the trainer.

About Biomed Simulation, Inc.
Biomed Simulation, Inc. was founded with the mission to improve the training and proficiency of perfusionists and critical care professionals working in the acute care and operating room environments of open heart surgery procedures. This focus led to the development of equipment that simulates an operating room life support patient condition for training nurses, resident physicians and perfusionists. Several developmental units of equipment are in use at teaching hospitals in the U.S. and Europe. Customers enthusiastically embrace our simulation technology. Biomed aspires to be a leader in establishing a new standard of care resulting in reduced healthcare costs and improved patient outcomes.