May 26, 2022
Italy’s Medical Microinstruments (MMI), a robotics company developing systems for patients undergoing microsurgery, has announced its Symani Surgical System Simulator developed by VirtaMed. The simulator aims to improve, expand and digitize pathways for Symani training as surgeons prepare to expand their microsurgical skills through robotics.
“It was 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. “By training on the simulator, surgeons will be even more prepared for their first Symani patient or for a challenging case.”
VirtaMed was incorporated in 2007, and provides surgical training solutions and data-driven medical education, including relevant virtual reality simulators for medical disciplines such as orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology, urology, and laparoscopy.
“We were looking for a way to provide surgeons with a Symani experience without needing to transport the system,” said Jamie Milas, vice president of marketing at MMI. “We selected VirtaMed as our trusted partner because of their shared passion for improving patient care and because we knew that they could develop a fully customized simulator that would emulate our device and showcase the advantages of Symani microsurgery.”
MMI said its Symani Surgical System is the only robot dedicated to microsurgery that offers wristed instruments designed to improve a surgeon’s ability to access and suture small, delicate anatomy. The platform provides motion scaling and tremor reduction to allow surgeons to make precise micro-movements. With Symani, surgeons can perform suturing, ligation, anastomoses and coaptations, MMI said.
More details on the system are available at the MMI website.