TAMPA, Fla. – SynDaver, an advanced bio-technology company specializing in the creation of synthetic human and animal simulators for medical testing and training, announced on Tuesday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 10,354,559 for the company’s cricothyroidotomy (Cric) and nasogastric (NG) tube simulation device.
The patent covers the design and manufacturing of SynDaver’s Adult Cric Trainer, which is the world’s most realistic surgical and procedural training platform for cricothyrotomy. The device is a multi-use airway trainer that can be used for Cric, NG and retrograde intubation procedures. It features SynDaver’s proprietary synthetic tissues, called SynTissue®, and includes replaceable components that offer an affordable platform for reuse across a variety of procedures.
SynDaver has a history of creating innovative medical simulation technologies and has been awarded 14 U.S. patents over the last two decades.
“We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our technology and deliver medical simulation devices that exceed the expectations of students and educators. Being awarded our 14th patent is yet another huge step and further confirmation that we are innovators in the industry,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, SynDaver founder and CEO. “With devices like our Cric Trainer, students are able to hone their skills on an anatomically correct device, with the same tactile experience they would have performing the procedure on a live patient. This experience and the confidence they gain is invaluable as they move forward in their medical career.”
SynDaver’s Adult Cric Trainer is a head and neck phantom that contains a high-fidelity oral cavity and nasal passages, each connected to lower airway components concealed beneath a replaceable skin overlay. During a procedure, students experience anatomical features like the hyoid, thyroid, cartilage and cricoid ligament, helping familiarize them with haptic feedback that is consistent with a real human.
The trainer can be implemented in course work for a variety of medical professions, including emergency medical technicians, flight nurses, combat medics, ICU nurses and nurse practitioners.
SynDaver’s synthetic humans, animals and task trainers simulate the anatomy of live patients in great detail, including individual muscles, tendons, veins, arteries, nerves and organ systems. The company’s proprietary SynTissue® synthetic tissues are made of water, fibers and salts. Each of these non-toxic, non-latex tissues have been validated for mechanical, physicochemical, thermal and dielectric properties against the relevant living tissue.
For more information about SynDaver or the company’s products, visit https://syndaver.com/.
Headquartered in Tampa, SynDaver is the world’s leading manufacturer of hyper-realistic, synthetic human and animal models for medical education, training and surgical simulation. SynDaver’s synthetic bodies mimic live tissue properties and are used by high schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, medical device companies and the military for training, testing and validation. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties. Made from a proprietary formula of water, salts and fibers, the company holds 14 patents on their materials, processes and the related products. SynDaver has more than 100 employees at its facilities in the U.S. and is planning additional facilities in Europe, China, Brazil and India. SynDaver products have been lauded by industry experts and earned a cult following after appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank, MythBusters, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI. For more information on SynDaver or their product offerings, visit http://SynDaver.com.