Biomodex launches clear cartridges for neurovascular surgery training


Biomodex has announced the launch of new clear cartridges for use with all of its EVIAS (Endovascular intracranial aneurysm system) and EVIAS Plus stations for preprocedural 3D simulation. The anatomically accurate clear cartridges are 3D-printed using a transparent material that allows physicians to train for ischaemic stroke and unruptured aneurysm procedures outside the cath lab setting.

“It is not always easy to get fellows and residents in a cath lab for training because of logistics, but Biomodex’s clear cartridges will make it easier for us to demonstrate how to navigate complex human anatomies without leaving the classroom,” said Demetrius Lopes (Advocate Health Care, Chicago, USA).

According to a company press release, Biomodex’s standard cartridges are used with imaging in the cath lab, but the clear cartridges are transparent and can be used without imaging—allowing for tabletop training and demonstrations. The clear cartridges are available in a range of anatomies and have been designed to offer varying degrees of complexity and tortuosity to support iterative training programmes with several degrees of difficulty.

“Medical technology companies do not always have access to a cath lab, so our clear cartridges offer the easiest, most accessible way to demo or train physicians on a new device, because they can do it anywhere,” said Bill Perusek, vice president of sales for Biomodex. “This is especially important in the neurovascular field where there is an urgent need to train more physicians to treat ischaemic stroke and unruptured aneurysms.”

“Biomodex’s clear cartridges will allow us to rapidly train even more physicians on our new devices as we bring them to market,” said Jeff Dollar, director of US sales at Rapid Medical. “The system is extremely versatile, transportable, and easy to set up. We can run training sessions in a normal meeting room with just a camera and a screen.”


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