A Couple Schooled in Special Effects Make Their Mark in Medical Models
-By Evelyn Battaglia
INSIDE a nondescript building on the stretch of Main Street connecting
Great Barrington with Sheffield is a bustling enterprise where thousands of intricate mimetic (“imitative”) medical models have been designed, manufactured, and shipped across the U.S. and to more than 50 countries around the world for use in simulated surgical training.
In any given year, between 200 and 400 pieces are produced in this location, says Lisa Chamberlain, co-founder with her husband Eric of The Chamberlain Group, celebrating its 20th anniversary. Seventy percent of the company’s revenue comes from commercial entities such as pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as medical device suppliers like Johnson & Johnson. …