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Smith & Nephew extends capacity of US professional education with opening of state-of-the-art training facility in Phoenix, Arizona

6 September 2018

Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, is pleased to announce the opening of its new surgical training center in Phoenix, Arizona. This facility will bring professional development and skills training to customers, primarily in the West and Southwest of the United States, complementing Smith & Nephew’s existing facilities in Memphis TN, Andover MA, Austin TX and Plymouth MN.

Equipped with the latest technology and products, the world-class facility simulates a surgical environment with six hospital operating stations as well as an auditorium for lectures and high-definition video for procedure observation. Healthcare professionals will be able to learn new techniques and refine skills first hand whilst ensuring the safe and effective use of Smith & Nephew products including the new NAVIO™ robotics-assisted Surgical System.

“The opening of this new facility shows our continued commitment to high quality medical education. We’re looking forward to providing easier access to training for surgeons and nurses in the Western United States and welcoming healthcare professionals from across North America and the world as we support them in their vital work improving patient’s lives,” commented Angela Saulino, Vice President Professional Education, Smith & Nephew.

"It’s great to see Smith & Nephew’s ongoing commitment to medical education with the opening of this new training facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Smith & Nephew is improving patient outcomes with their advanced technologies, and we will now have another first-class location in which we can demonstrate these benefits to surgeons, hospital staff, residents and fellows," said Dr. Jimmy Chow M.D., Regional Medical Director, Orthopaedics Abrazo Medical Group / Tenet Healthcare.

Smith & Nephew’s hands-on training facilities are complemented by a variety of educational offerings, including interactive faculty-led courses, digital training through web-based symposia, virtual reality and its award-winning Education & Evidence online platform. Smith & Nephew provides an extensive program of global courses, with more than 45,000 instances of surgeon training worldwide on Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Trauma and Sports Medicine. For more information head to http://www.smith-nephew.com/education.

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About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has more than 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2017 were almost $4.8 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).

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