The trouble with today’s standards for medical device implementation
Biomedical device companies in the United States collectively spend $6.8 billion annually on surgical training to prevent adverse effects from improper implantation of medical devices. And still, more than 400,000 readmission cases are expected in 2019 because of improper device, implant or graft placement errors1. Multiple studies show these surgical errors are not the result of “bad” surgeons, but the inadequate tools to train for the successful implantation of medical devices.2,3
1. EvaluateMedTech World Preview 2018 Outlook to 2024, Sept 2018, 7th edition, www.evaluate.com/MedTechWorldPreview2018
2. Badash, I., Burtt, K., Solorzano, C. A., & Carey, J. N. (2016). Innovations in surgery simulation: A review of past, current and future techniques. Annals of Translational Medicine, 4(23), 453-453. doi:10.21037/atm.2016.12.24
3. Cohen, E. (2007). Teaching Surgical Skills—Changes in the Wind. Yearbook of Ophthalmology, 2007, 260-261. doi:10.1016/s0084-392x(08)70199-0
Solving an industry-wide problem
Sourcing materials to teach surgical procedures has become more challenging. With the availability of new material technologies and fabrication methods our company was inspired to address this problem by providing a better way to simulate surgery.
SiMMo3D has developed a breakthrough surgical simulator that makes it easier to train surgeons how to use new biomedical devices. Our product is not only easy to use, but provides the hands-on tactile training necessary for surgeons to simulate real-life surgery environments.
Experience brought us here
Through our combined years of experience in advanced additive manufacturing and business experience, we founded SiMM03D to provide tactical and accessible solutions for surgical training environments. Our leadership team works tirelessly to create viable ways to provide advanced solutions to healthcare professionals all across the nation.
Fostering support for innovation in the surgery room
We believe that the future of surgical innovation stems from the physicians. These are real-world heroes who work endless hours to hone their craft and save lives. We want to help foster the growth of training opportunities for physicians, especially surgeons, by creating a safe environment to learn new procedures and experience cutting-edge technologies.
SiMMo3D's Company Mission
SiMMo3D seeks to expand the knowledge of physicians by providing cost-effective training simulators to drive the adoption of emerging biomedical technologies.
Our Vision for the Future
We aim to provide better training tools to affect change and increase the nationwide and global standard for biomedical device training for all parties involved—biomedical companies, physicians, students and the medical industry as a whole.
We look forward to helping accomplish this important goal by partnering with the innovative minds behind revolutionary new medical technology.