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Conquer Mobile receives $250,000 to further develop Perioperative Simulation Application in Halifax

September 15, 2017 – Halifax, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Patients will benefit from a new perioperative simulation (PeriopSim) application (English only) that will better equip medical teams with skills for surgery as a result of a $250,000 investment from the Government of Canada. Direct support from the federal government is playing a key role in the growth of small and medium-sized businesses by enabling them to bring technology to market, expand their revenue base and create more middle-class jobs for Canadians.

Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions and Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), today announced  support that will help Conquer Mobile (in English only) further develop its app used to train perioperative nurses through experiential learning. The company is partnering with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) (in English only) and BIOTIC (in English only), which is located at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, on this project.

The funds will enable the company to acquire specialized equipment and identify skilled workers to film and edit video content for the application. The company will work in close collaboration with the NSHA’s Department of Surgery to produce, edit and implement videos for 100 surgical modules. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has piloted the application, which is in use at over 200 hospitals in Canada and the United States, resulting in secured contracts in hospitals and hospital networks.

The project is being funded through ACOA’s Business Development Program, which supports small and medium-sized enterprises and not-for-profit organizations that provide support to Atlantic businesses. This investment is part of the government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it.


Quotes

“Conquer Mobile is a prime example of the kind of creative and innovative thinking that puts Canada in the ranks with the top scientists and inventors. Creating meaningful solutions to everyday problems for healthcare providers not only improves quality of life for Canadians but potentially for people all over the world.”  

-  The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for ACOA 

“The Government of Canada is pleased to invest in Conquer Mobile’s team as they establish an office in Nova Scotia to further develop their perioperative simulation application. Better trained health care providers result in better patient outcomes. I look forward to seeing the opportunities that will arise as a result of this new technology as Conquer Mobile works to expand the product to multiple surgical operations.”

- Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions and Member of Parliament for Halifax   

“Conquer Mobile has had a long standing relationship with BIOTIC, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Dr. Clarke. We built the world's first iPad and Virtual Reality Simulation training for operating room (OR) nurses in early 2014 showcasing a Burr Hole neurosurgery procedure. Since working closely with Halifax we have experienced the innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and access to talent which made creating our Content Studio to build the 100 procedures an easy decision. We are extremely excited to have the support of Canada and ACOA to improve patient safety and save time and money in training new OR nurses.”

-  Angela Robert, CEO, Conquer Mobile Inc.

Quick Facts

  • This technology works as a tool for perioperative nurses to bridge the gap between the classroom and the operating room. They are able to learn skills in a realistic environment with surgical videos, narration and voice prompts.

  • This application will also enable experienced nurses to practice safely before scrubbing into unfamiliar surgeries, while keeping track of individual and group learning with detailed analytics reports.

  • In March 2017, Conquer Mobile announced the launch of its free application for healthcare workers in Africa to better prepare surgeons to work on traumatic brain and spinal injuries.

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Contacts

Alex Smith
Director of Communications and Outreach
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Phone: 902-426-9417 / 902-830-3839 (cell)
E-mail: alex.smith@canada.ca

Angela Robert
CEO
Conquer Mobile Inc.
Phone: (604) 839-5061
Angela.robert@conquermobile.com


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