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Issue 03
 July 11

Dear partners, clients, friends and innovation enthusiasts

More than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed globally each year, says an estimate of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Arthroscopic surgery is one of the most common interventions for men between age 15 and 64 or women between 45 and 64.

Now an innovative training tool for this complicated intervention enters the market: Many months of research and development led us to the first prototype of ArthroS, a highly realistic virtual reality simulator for knee arthroscopy.

Not only the simulator family has a new member, but also the VirtaMed team has grown bigger. On July 9 we moved to larger offices at Badenerstr. 141 in 8004 Zurich. Feel free to stop by for a visit!

Our simulators around the world: Meet us in September!

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

  • SGU congress in Basel, Switzerland, 31 August – 2 September
    => TURPSim at the booth of Anklin AG
  • DGU congress in Hamburg, Germany, 14 – 17 September
    => TURPSim at a joint Simbionix/VirtaMed booth
  • ESGE congress in London, United Kingdom, 29 – 24 September
    => HystSim and EssureSim at the booths of Simbionix and Conceptus
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!
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Dr. Stefan Tuchschmid


Asta Schürmann

Marketing Manager

ArthroS Hook

Curtains up for ArthroS, our new arthroscopy simulator!

When it comes to appropriate arthroscopy training, especially for young residents it seems to be hard to gather the experience needed. The only way to learn more about this tricky procedure in a realistic way has been – until now – cadaver training.

The new ArthroS closes the gap between didactic movies and actually doing surgery on the patient with virtual reality training. Developed in close collaboration with Balgrist Clinic in Zurich, a first prototype of the knee arthroscopy simulator is now ready and has been presented at SGO 2011.
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Entry new office

Double the space in new offices

As the team grew bigger, we needed more: More room for our developers’ thoughts, more space for all the tools and boxes in the hardware department, and more silence so we can plan and shape VirtaMed’s future.

There will be a separate meeting room, and our popular table soccer will find its place in the kitchen, right next to the also popular coffee machine – as soon as the electricians, carpenters, etc. are gone.
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