Certification strengthens inroads to medical simulation

11th February 2019
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Certification strengthens inroads to medical simulation

The launch of the Simpleware ScanIP Medical has been announced by Synopsys after obtaining CE marking as a medical device. The CE marking strengthens Synopsys' offerings and provides medical device design and patient-specific analysis companies in the European Economic Area (EEA) with a robust tool for creating models from 3D imaging data. 

Simpleware ScanIP Medical is also FDA 510(k) cleared in the United States, and is developed using an ISO 13485:2016 quality management system.

Simpleware ScanIP Medical is intended for use as a software interface and image segmentation system for the transfer of imaging information from a medical scanner, such as a computerized tomography (CT) scanner or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to an output file. The software is also intended as pre-operative software for simulating/evaluating surgical treatment options.

"ScanIP Medical receiving CE marking and FDA (510K) clearance is an important landmark," said Johann Henckel, Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College London and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. "Having these certifications means that we can use the software for clinical applications like pre-surgical planning. This helps us incorporate ScanIP into vital areas of patient-specific implant design and simulation."

Simpleware software enables the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation. The Simpleware products address a wide range of product design and data analysis applications in the life sciences, consumer products, aerospace, automotive, defense, oil, and gas industries.

Terry Ma, Vice President of Engineering for TCAD at Synopsys, added: "ScanIP Medical, together with CE marking and FDA 510(k) clearance, shows great potential for expanding Synopsys' role in software applications for the medical simulation and pre-surgical planning market across the United States and Europe. Together with ISO certification, it further enhances Synopsys' ability to provide high-quality medical software that can consistently meet customer needs and applicable regulatory requirements."


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