Surgical training company National Bioskills Laboratories (NBL) opened a third location this month in San Francisco, establishing a west coast facility as it builds a national network of full-service bioskills training facilities that provide medical device companies and physicians with full-service planning and execution for hands-on training events.

This new lab, along with NBL’s other locations in Dallas, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offer hands on, surgical training and medical education for physicians through the use of real-time 2-way CrowdOptic® livestream technology. The new San Francisco facility features embedded cameras and 20 LED screens throughout the training labs and auditorium, and more than 25,000 square feet of flexible learning space.

NBL founders Dr. Douglas A. Hampers and Dr. Yeshvant Navalgund are board-certified physicians and experienced peer-to-peer educators with more than 20 years of work in medical device education and hands-on knowledge of devices and techniques. They have developed hundreds of continuing medical education (CME) courses at medical schools.

National Bioskills Laboratories says it’s the nation’s only bioskills laboratory with an exclusive license to use CrowdOptic® livestream technology. The real-time 2-way audio visual cameras and microphones allow for better real-time hands-on engagement with multi-angle, multi-camera viewing, and also allow remote viewing, remote participation, and post-training video review and multi-angle playback options. The technology also lets the three National Bioskills locations host concurrent live events for remote collaboration.