October 2010

Vertual exhibits at ASTRO in San Diego

Vertual Astro 2010Following the success of our first ASTRO exhibition in 2009 Vertual were pleased to demonstrate the latest version of VERT and to announce the creation of VERT Physics, a realistic simulation of quality assurance equipment to simulate real world QA principles and procedures.

New to the Vertual booth in 2010 was the opportunity to “try VERT for yourself” giving attendees the opportunity to see VERT first hand and interact with the software. Visitors to the booth were also offered the chance to “meet the expert”, experienced VERT users with knowledge of VERT implementation in educational institutions and hands on teaching experience with the software. Experts’ on the booth were Renate Bradley from the Michener Institute, Phyllis DeBaun from Community College Denver and Mark Holland from Birmingham City University.


September 2010 - National Report hails early success for VERT roll out in the UK

The Department of Health funded the roll out of VERT to over 40 sites in England. A project was commissioned to report on the experience of VERT users for the first 18 months of this roll out. The project has just published its findings in the report Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) Final Project Report and its Executive Summary. Early indications that using VERT increase the skills, knowledge of radiotherapy and confidence. This finding was reported by both students and staff, the report is available here.


August 2010

First VERT sales in USA

Vertual is proud to announce that in July 2010 both MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Community College of Denver purchased VERT systems.

Denver have purchased Vertual's latest Seminar VERT system. This system uses the latest 3D business projectors which makes VERT solutions readily affordable. Their VERT system went live in August 2010.

MDACC have purchased Vertual's top of the range Immersive VERT system with tracking that gives users a holographic experience. Their system is going live in early September 2010.

Roger Phillips, Managing Director and Co-founder of Vertual, said "these first sales in the USA is a very important step forward for Vertual. We now have 5 VERT systems in North America and over 65 VERT systems globally. I'm so pleased that more radiation therapy students will receive the benefits of VERT based training which will surely lead to improved patient care. We look forward to working with Denver and MDACC as they introduce VERT into their teaching programmes."


April 2010

Release of VERT 2.6

Vertual is proud to announce the release of its VERT 2.6 Software. This is major step forward in functionality which will extend and improve VERT as a training and educational tool. VERT 2.6 has stunning new features for dose display, multibeam display, emulation of couch controls, CT display, IGRT, DRRs etc.

James Ward (our Head of R & D and Co-founder) said "We are proud to release the latest version of VERT and of the continued collaboration with our reference sites and customers to continuously improve our software. This latest version represents a significant step forward and I am confident will assist our existing customers and potential customers in delivering state of the art training".


March 2010

First International VERT User Meeting

The first international VERT User meeting for users who have been the leaders and innovators in deploying VERT shared their experiences to an international audience of 70 delegates in Bristol, UK. At the Meeting Vertual launched its VERT 2.6 software release and its Recruitment VERT system.


February 2010

Two VERT systems for Vancouver

The British Columbia Institute of Technology and the British Columbia Cancer Agency have ordered two VERT systems from Vertual. This will bring the total number of VERT systems in Canada to three.


January 2010

First VERT system installed in Russia

The first VERT system (Seminar VERT) was installed in Russia at the Gertsen Research Oncological Institute in Moscow during January. Andy Beavis, one of Vertual's Founders, visited the Institute to provide training and to hand-over the system.


November 2009

Co-founder Prof Andy Beavis wins Innovation and Technology Award from UK Department of Health

Following his recent success by winning the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine's (IPEM) prestigous Manufacturers Award, our Co-founder, Andy Beavis, scooped a prestigous national Healthcare Science Award. The Department of Health (UK) awarded him the Chief Science Officers Innovation and Technology Award for his efforts on VERT. The award was presented at the Chief Scientific Officers Conference (24 - 25 November 2010, London).


Launch of VERT in USA at ASTRO 2009

Vertual stole the show at ASTRO 51st Annual Meeting (Chicago, 1 - 5 November) with a 3D presentation of its VERT product. Vertual was launching its range of VERT products in the USA. with hourly presentations of VERT which were well attended. Many of the presentations were given by one of Vertual's customers, namely Mark Holland of Birmingham City University. The Programme Directors Forum and Cocktail Party held at the British Consulate and organised by Vertual was a spectacular success. Vertual were a Copper Sponsor of the ASTRO Meeting.

Vertual Astro 2009


October 2009

Rotterdam Erasmus Medical Center adopt VERT for their Radiation Therapy Training programmes.

Rotterdam Erasmus Medical Centre and Vertual Ltd are proud to announce a strategic relationship that brings immersive (or virtual reality) simulation-based education in radiation therapy for the very first time to the Netherlands and Central Europe. The press release is available here.


September 2009

Prestigous IPEM Manufacturers Award goes to Vertual's Co-founder Prof Andy Beavis.

Our Co-founder and Chief Scientifc Officer, Andy Beavis, scoops a prestigous national award in recognition of his work on the VERT project. On being presented with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine's (IPEM) Manufacturers Award Andy said: "I am very proud that my professional body has recognised the impact that VERT has had on changing the way in which therapy Radiographers are now trained in England".


August 2009

Varian to Distribute Vertual’s 3D Virtual Reality Training Systems.

Varian Medical Systems International AG and Vertual Ltd announce their distribution agreement that will enable Varian to offer Vertual’s VERT range of 3D Virtual Reality Radiation Therapy Training systems for sale alongside its radiation therapy products. The press release is available here.


July 2009

Michener Institute are first in North America to adopt VERT for Simulation in Radiation Therapy Education.

Vertual Ltd and the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Toronto are proud to announce a strategic alliance that will bring immersive (or virtual reality) simulation-based education in radiation therapy for the very first time to Canada and North America. The press release is available here.