Creation
Custom made simulators by InSimo

Since 10 years, Inria puts healthcare among its main research and development activities: I am delighted that InSimo is consequence of this choice!

Michel Cosnard - Professionals
Michel Cosnard
CEO of Inria
InSimo is a startup founded in January 2013

The creation of the company was conducted thanks to members of Inria (French academic institute of computer science and numeric research). These scientists have chosen entrepreneurship to develop their academic research to practical and marketable applications.

InSimo is based in the Strasbourg Civil Hospital near the Institute of Image Guided Surgery (IHU). Established in 2011, this latter is specialized in image guided surgery. Its missions: healthcare activities, research and development, training, and technology transfer. IHU founders were sharing the same vision of innovation, including IRCAD (Research Institute against Cancer of the Digestive System) and Inria. InSimo has chosen to contribute and benefit to this local ambition focused on the achievement of medical industry. Thus, the company is powered by a great context of industrial collaborations, startups development support and new business opportunities.

Strasbourg University Hospital Institute built one of its main research programs on medical simulation. We are closely collaborating with Inria to develop in Strasbourg a center of excellence on simulation and augmented reality for surgery. It is not by chance that InSimo is the first startup implanted within IHU

Professeur Jacques Marescaux - Professionals
Professeur Jacques Marescaux
CEO of IHU Strasbourg, President and Founder of the IRCAD
Medical Environment

On location of the Civil Hospital, InSimo is host in IRCAD, a private medical research center founded by Professor Jacques Marescaux in 1994. This worldwide recognized center is a reference for minimally invasive surgery. Annually, It trains more than 3500 international doctors thanks to the European Institute of TeleSurgery, physics platform training institute and WebSurg (World Electronic Book of Surgery), its virtual university specialized in surgery. This international recognition has enabled IRCAD open twin institutes, Taïwan in 2008, and Barretos, Brazil, in 2011.

All these IHU and IRCAD characteristics provide an environment particularly favorable for the development of InSimo.

InSimo was funded by former Inria researchers and research engineers and has been operating in the field of surgical simulation since 2013.
Current Activity
High Fidelity Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery Simulation

The company activity is divided into custom made R&D for the first customers who placed their trust in us, and background research on next generation simulation solutions.

Our emblematic main goal: Ensure the success of a highly challenged ambition supported by the HelpMeSee organization

The objective of this american association is to eradicate cataract blindness by 2030, which represents 20 million people worldwide. For this project, InSimo sets up an innovative simulation software for an eye surgery operation called MSICS (Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery). Our company works hand in hand with Moog for the development of the hardware and SenseGraphics for realistic rendering. This common work will provide an high fidelity simulator that will allow the education of 30 000 surgeons to MSICS.

To effectively address this first challenge, the startup team is mostly composed of technical experts. A great mix of engineers and researchers selected for their complementary skills in different fields: computer science, mechanics, physics, etc.