Avkin would like to thank the University of Delaware for incubating us as we grew our company. They have shown continued support by allowing us to utilize their simulation lab and nursing students for all of our photos and videos.

Our Story

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2016

Avkin officially launched as a company at INACSL in 2016.
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2006

Amy Cowperthwait started her journey in simulation when she was hired at the University of Delaware as the skills and simulation coordinator.
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2013

First prototype of the Avtrach was developed with partnership from University of Delaware engineering students, theater students, and nursing students.

How did Avkin start?

Avkin was started by a nurse simulationist at the University of Delaware who saw the need for a better way to educate her students. She went to the engineering department with an idea to develop a wearable tracheostomy prototype.

After other companies would not license the technology, we submitted a poster at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). We won first prize for innovation and technology at the conference and decided we would start our own company.

Avkin has grown exponentially over the years, expanding product lines beyond wearable simulators and into standardized patient methodology and consulting.

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What does Avkin mean?

Rooted in the Latin words akin and vera, we took the words and combined them. Akin, meaning of similar character, and vera meaning truth. So in our hearts, it means truly like the real thing. Our goal has always been to create the highest quality products and services that allow for education to be of similar character and truly what learners will experience at the bedside.

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Interact creatively internally and externally to always provide the highest quality solution to our customers.

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