EndoSim was developed as a direct result of 20 years of vetted research with more than 60 peer-reviewed publications demonstrating the efficacy of real tissue simulation. The timeline timeline below highlights the stepping stones and researchers that have spurred the development of the ex-vivo training module for the endoscopy world.

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Development Timeline

  • 1997- The ‘Erlangen Active Simulator for Interventional Endoscopy’ (EASIETM) was created as a cooperation of the Departments of Gastroenterology and Surgery of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen in Germany by Juergen Hochberger and Martin Neumann.
  • 1997-1999 - CompactEASIETM and CompactEASIETM II were developed. Juergen Hochberger incorporated endoscopic features into the original surgical model of Martin Neumann and developed the CompactEASIETM, a portable version of the EndoTrainer.
  • 2000 - Kai Matthes, Founder and Owner of EndoSim, joined the EASIE team in 1998 and contributed by developing the ColoEASIE model, which was presented in 2000 in Boston, MA, USA. Juergen Maiss, another founding member of the EASIE team, modified this early colonoscopy simulator, resulting into the ColoEASIETM II
  • 2002- Jonathan Cohen and Kai Matthes developed the NeoPapilla for ERCP training.
  • 2010- Kai Matthes founded EndoSim to promote use of ex-vivo animal tissue simulation for use in endoscopy training.
  • 2011 - EndoSim added additional models to support ESD, EMR, Hemostatsis, EUS, and other models for various therapies and techniques within endoscopy.
  • 2012 - EndoSim added consulting services for organizations developing new technologies.
  • 2013 - EndoSim formalized partnerships with industry to develop emerging technologies.
  • 2017 - EndoSim moved to a new 6000 square foot meeting, research, and training facility in Bolton, Ma.
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