Surgical Theater LLC of Cleveland was featured this month in a nearly 3½-minute segment of “Erin Burnett OutFront” on CNN.

VIDEO: watch the segment on CNN below or by clicking here

Dr. Warren Selman, neurosurgeon-in-chief at University Hospitals and medical director of Surgical Theater, explains how the company’s software enables doctors to practice on 3-D images of their patients’ brains while supervised remotely by other surgeons. For instance, images of brain aneurisms can be rotated to enable surgeons to determine the best course of action.

The CNN piece notes that Surgical Theater’s launch stems from a chance encounter Dr. Selman had in a coffee shop with company co-founders Moty Avisar and Alon Geri, two former Israeli Air Force officers. The story likens Surgical Theater’s technology to flight simulators that help pilots practice critical missions.

Dr. Daniel Barrow, a neurosurgeon at Emory University in Atlanta, is impressed by the Surgical Theater technology. “Every time I’ve seen it, it gets better and better,” he says.

Ralph Whitworth’s Relational Investors LLC increased its holding in Canton-based Timken Co. in the first quarter as he pressured the company to sell its steel unit, according to this story from Bloomberg.

Surgical Theater closed a round of $580,000 on OurCrowd in 2013.

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