BIOMODEX, the leader in biorealistic haptic simulators for physician training and rehearsals, has announced the launch of Thrombotech™, a new hydrogel-based synthetic clot product that can be used for neurovascular training using EVIAS Plus – Biomodex’s innovative training solution for the treatment of ischemic stroke.

Thrombotech is designed to mimic the density and texture of an actual human blood clot. It can be inserted into a Biomodex 3D printed blood vessel cartridge that plugs into the EVIAS Plus station. Physicians can then practice retrieving the clot using aspiration and mechanical thrombectomy techniques. A Distal Clot Filter allows physicians to see if they effectively retrieved the clot. This technology stands to benefit medical device companies that are developing new devices for thrombectomies and for fellows who are training for these complex emergency procedures.

“Medtech companies and physicians are excited by Thrombotech because of its realistic nature,” said Ziad Rouag, President and CEO of Biomodex. “Clients using our biorealistc haptic simulators were telling stories about buying children’s slime or using chicken livers to simulate clots, none of which were realistic for training and rehearsals. So we set out to develop our own solution.”

Thrombotech is available in three textures: Soft, Medium, and Hard. Soft mimics Red Blood Cell (RBC) rich clots, Medium mimics an RBC/Fibrin clot, and Hard mimics a Fibrin-rich clot.

“We believe the realism of Thrombotech is unmatched by anything on the market today, and that having a clot solution that is designed to represent the density and texture of a human clot will better serve those training for thrombectomy procedures. This has the potiential to help speed the development of new medical devices and training on those devices, and may help bring cutting edge treatments to patients faster,” said Keith Lauver, Chief Marketing Officer of Biomodex.

Biomodex is debuting Thrombotech at the 2021 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, booth 1048, October 18-20.

Source: Company Press Release