INTEGRIS to manufacture SIMnext’s DR Doppler

East Peoria, IL (April 19, 2016) – INTEGRIS Group, a leading innovator in the field of product development, recently worked with Peoria, IL based SIMnext to engineer and develop the industry’s first dynamic ultrasound training solution: DR Doppler.  DR Doppler provides clinicians and students with a variety of simulations of pathological blood flow that they might not frequently see in clinical practice. This technology will enable them to develop new skills and stay current on their existing skills.

Due to the complexity and detailed nature of the system, SIMnext has chosen INTEGRIS Group to continue the partnership by manufacturing the DR Doppler Dynamic Ultrasound Trainer right here in Central Illinois.

INTEGRIS is honored to be chosen to help diversify the manufacturing core of the Greater Peoria region by adding High Tech Medical Manufacturing to the mix.  INTEGRIS co-owner, and Greater Peoria Strategic  Manufacturing Group member Andy Berberich, was in attendance last year when Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced her vision of Peoria becoming a Medical Manufacturing Hub for Illinois. This partnership between SIMnext and INTEGRIS is a great start. “We are proud to represent Central Illinois and the variety of manufacturing disciplines we have here, this step to a High Tech hub lays the foundation for a future of growth within the region,” states Berberich.

The manufacturing of DR Doppler is expected to begin in Q2 of 2016, with production increasing over the next 5 years.  INTEGRIS will manufacture the system out of their East Peoria, Illinois facility, shipping DR Doppler throughout the world.

“We are very excited about expanding our relationship with INTEGRIS to develop and manufacture the DR Doppler system,” said SIMnext Executive Director Paul Pribaz.  “Their strong commitment to the growth of Central Illinois and to working with us to create solutions that will further evolve healthcare simulation make them an ideal partner for this product.”

For more information on DR Doppler & SIMnext please visit: www.simnext.com.

INTEGRIS helps Launch Ultrasound Trainer: DR Doppler with SIMnext

We recently worked with Peoria, IL based SIMnext to engineer and develop the industry’s first dynamic ultrasound training solution: DR Doppler. DR Doppler provides clinicians and students with a variety of simulations of pathological blood flow that they might not be able to see in clinical practice, enabling them to stay current on their skills.

INTEGRIS has been involved from the early stages providing guidance from the initial prototype phase through product launch this week. The DR Doppler system required about 18 months of rigorous testing and multiple iterations of design to bring to market, through these iterations the INTEGRIS engineering team worked closely with the engineers of SIMnext to deliver an affordable, portable, dynamic ultrasound training device, like nothing else on the market.

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