The Medical Simulation Development Laboratory (MSDL) seeks to build on the NCCMMS mission by providing a targeted focus on basic and applied research in the medical simulation and related domains. As such, MSDL will establish itself as a center of excellence for medical modeling and simulation research, performing activities such as research and development, consulting and prototype evaluation/implementation.
A facility of this type will contribute to the economic development of the Hampton Roads region by
- Creating employment opportunities for medical and engineering professionals
- Increasing corporate research and development funding in the region
- Exposing the advantages of the Hampton Roads region to corporate sponsors from outside the region
- Attracting high-tech industries to Hampton Roads