In 2018, Inovus Medical launched the bozzini Hysteroscopy Simulator, the first training device that delivers close-to-life, affordable, turnkey hysteroscopy simulation. The launch was supported by EIT Health through a €50,000 Headstart award.
Soon after its entry to the market, it became evident that there was an opportunity for Inovus to develop this simulator further in order to meet the needs of medical device companies and simulation providers who already possess the imaging required for hysteroscopy simulation but were lacking access to affordable and highly realistic anatomical models. To answer this need, the Inovus design team have created the bozzini Hysteroscopy Basic.
The basic package allows the end user to experience hands on “wet-lab” simulation thanks to its fully irrigatable uterine models. The models are specifically designed to offer highly realistic simulation of irrigation management during hysteroscopy. Each wet-lab uterus comes complete with 8 to 10 resectable polyps that are manufactured from a proprietary water-based substrate. The polyp substrate reacts like real tissue when operated on with energy devices and morcellators, making this an option for demonstration and training of medical devices. The real-to-life tissue not only shows medical devices in their best light, but also offers the platform for affordable, high volume training with standard hysteroscopy instruments.
The bozzini Hysteroscopy Basic comes complete with a drip tray as standard, allowing irrigation fluid to be captured throughout use, so the system can be used anywhere from the skills lab to a conference centre, making it an extremely clean and portable solution for training the skills required for operative- and office-based hysteroscopy procedures.
Inovus Medical CEO and Medical Director, Dr Elliot Street, said “We plan to release more variants of the wet-lab model over the coming months that will further add to the training experience possible with the bozzini Basic system.”