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Issue 06
   Apr. 12

Dear partners, friends and innovation enthusiasts

The two companies biolitec and Quanta System made a dream come true for our engineers: They were finally asked to simulate laser technology for surgical prostate treatment. You will be able to see the result of this new development effort live at AUA conference in May.

Technical innovation meets innovative design

The caterpillar became a butterfly: Now the new arthroscopy simulator ArthroS combines a realistic training setup with user-friendly design features. We are proud to present our first really good looking ArthroS stand!

Our simulators around the world: Meet us there!

Visit us and provide feedback on our virtual reality simulators! The next conference dates:

  • ESSKA in Geneva, Switzerland, 2 – 5 May
           => ArthroS at VirtaMed booth no. 71
  • ACOG in San Diego, USA, 5 – 9 May
           => HystSim at Simbionix booth no. 821
  • AANA in Orlando, USA, 17 – 19 May
           => ArthroS at VirtaMed booth no. 105
  • AUA in Atlanta, USA, 19 – 22 May
           => TURPSim at Simbionix booth no. 2761, Hall B3
  • SESAM in Stavanger, Norway, 14 – 16 June
           => HystSim at Simbionix booth no. 5 – Upper Level
  • EAES in Brussels, Belgium, 20 – 23 June
           => HystSim at Simbionix booths no. 7 + 8
  • AOSSM in Baltimore, USA, 12 – 14 July
           => ArthroS at VirtaMed booth no. 723
Signature Signature

Dr. Stefan Tuchschmid


Asta Breitenmoser

Marketing Manager

P.S.: For prompt updates you may always visit our Facebook profile, check out movies of virtual reality procedures on Youtube or visit our Website for the latest news.

Stay tuned!
Laser technology: 1st industry project in urology

Laser technology:  First industry project in urology

We are proud to have started two laser projects in urology and to repeat the success we had with HystSim™ in gynecology. For Quanta Systems, we are currently developing CyberSym, a simulator for training of new techniques such as vaporesection and enucleation.

For biolitec, we are working on TWISTER™ Sim. Their laser fibre works with tissue contact and is used for vaporization of the prostatic tissue, especially with high-risk patients. 
New design for ArthroS

New design for ArthroS

New simulator, new design: the ArthroS for knee arthroscopy will travel to all big upcoming conferences – and has been spruced up for the occasion: The new industrial design features a large touch screen which is height adjustable, four wheels for easy positioning at conference booths, and a knee model which provides a realistic touch sensation.

The different surgical instruments such as camera, grasper or shaver are stored neatly on the side.

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Study established validity for EssureSim

Study established validity for EssureSim™

In a French-Swiss collaboration, a validation study established face and construct validity for EssureSim™. Subject of the study was the training for hysteroscopic placement of tubal sterilization implants with our virtual reality simulator.

Responses to realism, educational potential and general opinion were excellent, proving face validity. Significant differences between novices and experts were assessed for 7 of the 15 metrics analyzed, proving construct validity.

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