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ESG and VirtaMed announce strategic partnership

Combining simulation know-how for medical education and training in the armed forces and government agencies.

As part of a strategic partnership, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Swiss company, VirtaMed AG, are combining their many years of experience and respective strengths in the field of simulation-based medical education and training.

In the future, both companies will jointly offer innovative, customer-specific and virtual reality-based simulation solutions for the training and continuing education of physicians and medical service personnel: tailored to the special requirements of the German Federal Armed Forces as well as other military and governmental customers in both the clinical and military-medical areas, from individual to group training.

In addition to the existing portfolio of simulators, both companies are developing new customized simulators and simulation environments for the particular needs of customers with mobile and stationary solutions. This creates individually usable platforms for purposeful and realistic training and continuing education in a safe environment.

With these solutions and services, ESG and VirtaMed not only contribute to maintaining, but also to sustainably increasing operational readiness and thus also to protecting military and civilian forces.
"We are very much looking forward to the upcoming cooperation with VirtaMed and are sure that we will be able to offer real additional value to our customers - purposeful, innovative and modern", said Christoph Otten, CEO of ESG on the occasion of the start of the strategic cooperation.

Dr. Raimundo Sierra, CEO and co-founder of VirtaMed added: "We see great opportunities to develop new training solutions with a strong partner like ESG, bringing in VirtaMed's expertise in simulation-based medical training. We are very much looking forward to the cross-border collaboration with ESG, which through its broad network of experts will allow us to meet the highly specific needs of its clientele."

About ESG:
ESG has been one of the leading German providers of design, integration and operation of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems for five decades, with a current turnover of 330 million EUR. With more than 2000 employees, the ESG Group encompasses the brands ESG DEFENCE + PUBLIC SECURITY, CYOSS and ESG MOBILITY. In Germany and internationally, these people provide products and services for customers from government authorities, the fields of defence and public security and industry. 
ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft and aviation equipment for the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Parts 21J/G and EASA Part 145. 
As a special systems company for mission avionics, simulation and training, as well as special deployment systems, ESG offers customized solutions. Independent process and technology consulting is one of ESG's key competencies. Technology transfer between markets is what makes a significant contribution to our customers' added value.

Ulrich-Joachim Müller
Corporate Communications
Tel: +49 (89) 92161-2850

About VirtaMed:                                                            
VirtaMed is the world leader in medical training using mixed reality simulators for minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in general surgery, ob/gyn, orthopedics, and urology. Combining virtual reality graphics with original instruments and anatomic models for realistic tactile feedback, VirtaMed partners with medical societies and medical device companies.

Phil Norris
Vice President, Marketing