About SimSurgery AS
SimSurgery AS was established in 1999 based on a collaboration between the National hospital (Medinnova) and
Mobile Media (MMC) and with project funding from SND (now part of Innovation Norway).
SimSurgery develops and provides simulators for training of surgical skills and procedures in a global market
place. The simulators are based on advanced VR (Virtual Reality) technology, developed by SimSurgery. The company
holds several patents which cover central software and hardware solutions.
The company has always had a strong technology focus, with high competence within applied mathematics, graphics,
and computer science. In 2003, SimSurgery launched the first product for training on laparoscopic suturing (MIST
Suture). The software platform, Sim3DM®, developed by SimSurgery is ideal for real-time 3D simulation of deformable
objects like soft tissue and sutures.
Since 2006, the company has provided a comprehensive product for training of laparoscopic surgical skills. The
product is called SEP - SimSurgery Education Platform. This is a complete system consisting of a hardware and
software platform for VR-based training, 25 simulation exercises for training basic laparoscopic skills, and
simulation modules for training complete procedures.
This system is currently among the bestselling VR-based surgical simulators around the world. Systems are used
at leading institutions in the USA, France, Canada, Russia, China, the UK, Germany, Italy, and in Scandinavia. In
2007, SimSurgery won one of the largest simulator contracts in Europe, when CICE (www.cice.fr) decided to include 8 SEP systems in their training programs.
The success of the SimSurgery products is a result of the company's philosophy that advanced technology and
quality are developed in order to achieve the best possible educational tools.