PISA, Italy, March 1 /PRNewswire/
Simmani Simulator accelerates the spread and adoption of robotic microsurgery
Medical Microinstruments (MMI) SpA, a robotics company dedicated to improving clinical outcomes for patients undergoing microsurgical procedures, today announced the launch of the Symani Surgical System Simulator developed by VirtaMed. The simulator will improve, expand and digitize Symani’s training pathways as surgeons prepare to increase their microsurgery skills through robotics.
“It has been a priority for our company to offer our surgeons a simulation solution so they can practice robotic microsurgery in a more convenient way,” said Mark Toland, CEO of MMI SpA Symani Patients or Prepare for a Tough Case.
“We were looking for a way to deliver the Symani experience to surgeons without having to move the system,” said Jamie Millas, Vice President of Marketing at MMI SpA. “We chose VirtaMed as our trusted partner because they share a common passion for improvement. Patient care and the knowledge that they can develop a fully customized simulator that replicates our devices and demonstrates the benefits of Symani microsurgery.”
Founded in 2007, VirtaMed is a global leader in data-driven surgical training and medical education solutions. VirtaMed develops premium and educational related virtual reality simulators for various medical specialties such as orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology, urology and laparoscopy. VirtaMed LaparoS™ provides a lifelike experience to the user, including the correct physical behavior of internal organs and the vibrant interaction of surgical instruments with these organs.
Stefan Tuschmid, Co-CEO of VirtaMed, said: “We are excited to collaborate with MMI to tackle this emerging field of robotic surgery. MMI technology offers tremendous value to the surgical community and the patients it serves. We are proud that our collaboration has resulted in a very realistic simulator so that surgeons can get started Immediately into sewing on Symani after a few minutes of training on the simulator.”
The inclusion of simulation will also speed up the development of MMI products, as new solutions can be tested in a virtual environment for their effectiveness and ease of use.
The Symani Surgical System from MMI is the only microsurgical robot with wrist instruments that facilitate surgeon access to and suturing of precise micro-anatomical structures. The platform provides motion scale and tremor reduction to enable surgeons to make precise precise movements. With Symani, surgeons can perform stitches, ligatures, anastomosis and adaptations.
MMI will be presenting at the European Society of Plastic Surgeons May 26-28 in Naples, Italy and at the Congress of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery June 1-4 in Cancun, Mexico. Demonstrations of the Simani Simulation and the Simani Surgical System will be available at the MMI booth.
Information about MMI SpA
Medical Microinstruments SpA (MMI) was founded in 2015 in Italy near Pisa to develop robotic systems to help surgeons achieve better results in complex microsurgical procedures. The Symani Surgical System combines proprietary innovations, including the world’s smallest robotic wrist, and tremor-reducing and motion-reducing technologies. These powerful tools allow more surgeons to successfully perform microsurgery, but they also expand the capabilities of superior microsurgery. MMI is backed by international medical technology investors including Andera Partners, Panakes Partners, Fountain Healthcare Partners and Sambatech.
VirtaMed is convinced that medical education is effectively supported by data-driven simulation solutions. Since 2007, we have been developing pioneering solutions for training outside the operating room because we believe that healthcare professionals should never perform a procedure on a patient for the first time. VirtaMed simulators provide the most realistic and affordable training for laparoscopic surgeons.
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