We’re  transforming
surgical training.
Introducing our portable, high-fidelity, and affordable surgical simulator.
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We are starting with the acquisition of surgical competence for repair of esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula
As the world’s leading experts in accessible surgical simulators, we are using the latest design and technology processes to craft a new approach to surgical training. Our state-of-the-art and research-backed models enable safe, convenient, and ethical skills development across multiple surgical disciplines. 
A new approach to training
  • No patient risk and a safe learning environment.
  • Validated for value and relevance to training.*
  • Allows self-paced development in complex techniques
  • Facilitates training in both open and thoracoscopic techniques
  • Record video for sharing and assessment between trainees, peers and supervisors
Train anytime, anywhere
  • Makes minimally invasive surgical training more affordable worldwide
  • Portable so you can train almost anywhere
  • Fit training time in when it’s convenient
  • No travel expenses to attend courses
  • Replaceable components facilitate multiple training sessions minimising training costs.
designed with ethics in mind
  • Fully synthetic models enables the development of surgical skills before operating on actual neonates
  • Avoids the ethical, cost and procurement issues in wet labs
Have confidence because it’s been validated by surgeons like you*
They ensured it Replicates:
procedural difficulty
The Neonatal anatomy
The surgical experience
The Symulus EA/TEF model has been clinically validated through research. The design was refined through increasingly sophisticated iterations with input from trainers and trainees around the world. The core results of the culmination of this research are summarised below
See the papers
*David Nair, Jonathan M. Wells, Nick Cook, Ash Moorhead, Spencer W. Beasley, “Critical design and validation considerations for the development of neonatal minimally invasive surgery simulators,”Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 54 (2019) 2448-2452. Jonathan M. Wells, David Nair, Nick Cook, Ash Moorhead, Kiki Maoate and Spencer W. Beasley, “End-User Input into the Design and Validation of a Synthetic Thoracoscopic Esophageal Atresia/Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula Simulator,” 30(6) (2020) Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 685-691.
“The chest wall model accurately simulates the size of a neonatal chest. The port sites are ergonomically placed to do the repair. It is robustly built and can withstand the use for simulation training. Its size makes it suitable for practice with 3mm instruments.
I am keen to use it for our simulation training program!” 
Mr Michael Singh,
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Led by a highly experienced team
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