Covidien (COV +0.4%) debuts its Covidien Center of Innovation (CCI) Brazil. The Sao Paulo-based 3,000 square meter facility will serve as a hub for training health care professionals on the latest medical technology. It has the capacity to offer 120 courses and educate up to 2,000 clinicians per year.
It contains a surgical lab equipped for minimally invasive surgeries using electronic and computer simulators in addition to silicone models, a clinical scenario simulation lab equipped with a human patient simulator, a lab for educating in medical and hospital procedures, an Anatomage touchscreen table (study the human body's anatomy in a virtual patient), an R&D lab and a 160-person auditorium.
The company also has CCI facilities in China, South Korea, India and Turkey.