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Amiens launches Europe’s largest e-health simulation center

23 Sep 2016 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

The city of Amiens is home to the Bloc, a dedicated health technology cluster that includes SimUsanté, Europe’s largest simulation center. The project is designed to structure the local health ecosystem, promoting synergies between players in the sector today and helping it grow tomorrow.

SimUsanté-Europe’s largest e-health center

SimUsanté helps healthcare practitioners hone their skills by recreating real-life working conditions. At 3,600 sq m, this €25 million facility is the largest e-health center in Europe, with some 50 simulation rooms and the high-tech equipment needed to train today’s healthcare professionals. It contains a delivery room, a radiology room, a doctor’s office, a pharmacy, and even a real-life apartment, all outfitted with cameras and two-way mirrors.

SimUsanté is expected to train some 800 healthcare professionals a year, focusing on key areas of medicine, medical technology and surgery.

The Bloc-a new health cluster in Amiens

SimUsanté is part of the Bloc, a €630 million health technology cluster designed to provide a nucleus for the health sector in Amiens. The Bloc combines a wide range of activities in a single site-in addition to SimUsanté, it hosts a university hospital center, a medical school, a 45,000 sq m space for companies specializing in health and innovation, and Biolab, a 400-sq m business incubator.

The Bloc is part of a broader effort to create genuine synergies between the various health-sector players now present in Amiens and to encourage innovative new healthcare companies to emerge over the long term.

Source: Les Echos – Usine Nouvelle

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