Laerdal Medical and B-Line Medical announced Laerdal Medical’s acquisition of B-Line Medical. Building on an initial partnership signed in the fall of 2018, this acquisition will accelerate and expand the integration and scope of their product lines.

With the acquisition, B-Line Medical will become part of the global Laerdal organization – while maintaining its home and continuing to develop and support its product lines in Washington, D.C. Laerdal and B-Line Medical begin work immediately on their shared vision to create a debriefing, assessment, and training management platform. The platform will play a major role in Laerdal’s core mission of helping save lives by delivering high-quality healthcare training, education and quality improvement programs to their customers.

While this acquisition will yield the integrated simulator, services, and center management platform, Laerdal Medical understands the importance of serving mixed simulation environments where collaboration and integration with other simulation vendors are required. Laerdal Medical’s LLEAP unification software and B-Line Medical SimCapture’s open simulator integration will continue to make this possible.

“Laerdal Medical realized through our recent partnership with B-Line Medical that a key to our future vision was to manage all education and training data from the initial simulated event to the concluding assessment,” says COO of Laerdal Medical, Alf-Christian Dybdahl. “By acquiring B-Line Medical’s expertise in cloud-based debriefing, data management and analysis, along with their broadly adopted simulation management solution, SimCapture, we can accelerate the delivery of a universal healthcare simulation management platform.”