Mentice AB has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the New York-based medical technology company Vascular Simulations (VSI), a provider of replication solutions allowing endovascular procedures to be performed by doctors manipulating real medical devices within a physical 3D structure that replicates the vessel structure of the human body.

This acquisition will expand Mentice’s global leadership role within endovascular simulation by offering value solutions that support all stages of a medical device’s development cycle from initial concept to market-rollout to the safe adoption of a device, technique, and procedure by health systems worldwide.

Mentice clients will now have the possibility to deploy and test real medical devices in a physical model under x-ray guidance, benefiting from a virtual high fidelity version of the same medical device and anatomy in a radiation-free environment. The integration and synchronization of both the physical and digital space will provide an unparalleled realism that has unprecedented potential to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes.