It’s all in the cube

The SurgiCube provides a localized, optimally filtered, ultra clean surgical environment to carry out microsurgical procedures and minor surgeries. Supply ultra clean air where you need it: around the operating surface. That is what the SurgiCube does. The ultra clean air flow is blown directly on to the operating surface, using laminar down flow technique. The surgical team can move around freely without adversely affecting the sterile field. All possible sources of contamination are sidelined.


THE SURGICUBE BENEFITS…

An alternative to the operating room

It takes a lot of time and effort to prepare an operating room. Many hospitals and clinics often perform minor and relatively simple surgeries in a general operating room.

Fortunately, the SurgiCube allows us to change this now! This flexible operating unit offers a localized ultra clean environment and its own simple logistics. Preparation time for surgery in a SurgiCube is much less than in a conventional operating room, which has a beneficial impact on planning and efficiency. The SurgiCube is the perfect, alternative treatment environment for many microsurgical procedures.

Specifically for minor surgeries

The SurgiCube was originally designed and developed for ophthalmic surgery. Practice has shown that minor surgeries of other disciplines may also be performed in the SurgiCube.

Technical specifications

The SurgiCube is a modular system which can be assembled and placed easily. The SurgiCube is 2.4 meters high and available in various widths, which makes the SurgiCube suitable for any application.

The narrowest SurgiCube, the iVi, is 1.8 meters wide and has a sterile working area of 1 meter. The widest SurgiCube is 3.8 meters wide and has a sterile working area of 2.2 meters wide. This size SurgiCube offers room for an additional assistant which makes it also suitable for training purposes. Additional information about SurgiCube applications will be sent upon request.

ULTRA CLEAN UNIDIRECTIONAL AIRFLOW

The SurgiCube is characterized by its compact construction, expelling an ultra clean unidirectional airflow across the full width of the operating surface by using unidirectional airflow technique. In a conventional operating room the air is expelled from a plenum in the ceiling high above the operating surface. As a result, the air flow may pass various obstacles such as lamps, microscopes, staff, etc. The SurgiCube’s outlet, however, is situated directly above the operating surface and the instrument table(s).

When it comes to ‘clean air’, the SurgiCube offers various advantages:

  • The SurgiCube supplies an ongoing, effective laminar flow across the operating surface and the instrument table(s).
  • As the outlet is situated directly above the operating surface, the unidirectional airflow is not disrupted by obstacles
  • As the flow does not pass obstacles such as the surgical microscope and the head-neck area of the operating surgeon, the air source does not pass potential contamination sources: the air goes ‘from clean to dirty’.
  • The patient him-/herself, the most important contamination source, finds him-/herself, in a microbiological sense, ‘outside’ the operating surface.
  • Field measurements have shown that the air flow across the operating surface in the SurgiCube is ultra clean and the number of Colony Forming Units per m3 falls well below the threshold level.
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Microsurgical operations

The design of the SurgiCube and the localized, ultra clean air flow makes the SurgiCube extremely suitable for microsurgical procedures. The patient can be placed under the ultra clean air flow of the SurgiCube in various ways allowing for a ‘small surface surgery’ to be performed on various parts of the body. Applicable to for example: plastic surgery, ENT- surgery, eye surgery, and orthopedic procedures such as knee, ankle, and hand surgery.

Optimization use operating room

The SurgiCube allows for extension of the surgical capacity in a simple manner and at relatively low cost. By performing the microsurgical procedures in the SurgiCube, the general operating rooms can be deployed more effectively for other procedures.

Easy accessibility

A properly equipped space around the SurgiCube offers the surgeon, staff and patients good accessibility. Various flows should be taken into account:

Sterile and non-sterile staff;
Patients;
Sterile and non-sterile instruments.

A good arrangement of these flows ensures a rapid succession of surgeries, minimal chances of contamination, and high patient comfort.

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Patient friendly

The SurgiCube keeps patients satisfied. Accessibility of the SurgiCube is particularly relevant to the patient in this regard. As well as the fact that they do not need to dress for surgery. The fact that they can sit down themselves on the treatment chair and the surgery is completed quickly creates a relaxing situation for the patient. This results in a high level of customer satisfaction.

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Patient comfort

Location independent

The SurgiCube has a modular design and is extremely durable. The unit can be placed in almost any clean and draught-free room. Because of its modular construction, the SurgiCube can be placed within one day. The SurgiCube will be validated on the second day, after which the unit is operational. The number of possible applications is endless, including university hospitals, general hospitals, training centers, private clinics, and outpatient clinics.

Technical specifications

The SurgiCube is a modular system which can be assembled and placed easily. The SurgiCube is 2.4 meters high and available in various widths, which makes the SurgiCube suitable for many applications.

The smallest SurgiCube, the iVi, is 1.8 meters wide and has an ultra clean working area of 1 meter. The widest SurgiCube is 3.8 meters wide and has an ultra clean working area of 2.2 meters wide. This size SurgiCube offers room for an additional assistant which makes it also suitable for training purposes. Additional information about SurgiCube applications will be sent upon request.

Purchase or Lease

Speak to your distributor about leasing options.

Cost efficient

The SurgiCube leads to cost savings at several levels. First of all the purchase costs of the SurgiCube amount to a fraction of the costs involved with a conventional operating room. Additionally, costs are saved on construction, housing, maintenance, and energy costs. The afore-mentioned savings lead to significant reduction of costs per intervention, while periodically more interventions can be performed.
On balance: a win-win situation.

Simplified infrastructure

By using the SurgiCube, the infrastructure around the treatment space can be greatly simplified: medical staff can be used more efficiently because operating room logistics are not determinative, patients can be prepared beforehand and be monitored after the surgical intervention in the same treatment space without changing procedures. Pure time savings which obviously translate into reduced costs.

Useful for training purposes

The costs for training new assistant physicians can be greatly reduced by using the SurgiCube. The lower overhead costs of the SurgiCube result in significantly lower costs compared with a traditional operating room. The larger size SurgiCube (sterile working surface of 2.2 meters) offers sufficient space for one physician and two assistants.

Easy accessibility

A properly equipped space around the SurgiCube offers the surgeon, staff and patients good accessibility. Various flows should be taken into account:

Sterile and non-sterile staff;
Patients;
Sterile and non-sterile instruments.

A good arrangement of these flows ensures a rapid succession of surgeries, minimal chances of contamination, and high patient comfort.

Events

Date Event
Nov 04 Sat
Nov 05 Sun
Giornate di Chirurgia Vitreoretinica
Location
Monza
Italy
Attending Distributor
Medesa
www.medesa.it


Giornate di Chirurgia Vitreoretinica
Nov 11 Sat
Nov 14 Tue
AAO – New Orléans – USA
Location
New Orleans
United States
Attending Distributor
Vitreq
www.vitreq.com

Boothnumber: 661
AAO - New Orléans - USA
Nov 13 Mon
Nov 16 Thu
Medica Dusseldorf – Germany
Location
Dusseldorf
Germany
Attending Distributor
No distributor


Boothnumber: 15F56
Medica Dusseldorf - Germany
Nov 29 Wed
Dec 02 Sat
SOI National Congress Ophthalmology
Location
Rome
Italy
Attending Distributor
Medesa
www.medesa.it


Jan 17 Wed
Jan 19 Fri
CSTILII – USA
Location
Florida
United States
Attending Distributor
No distributor



Latest

Expert view on the SurgiCube

We have asked a lot of experts about their opinion on bringing the SurgiCube to the clinic.
First we are proud to show you the interview we had with Dr. Petr Masek from The University Hospital Ostrava.

Download the information here:

The SurgiCube Kit is live!

As of April we can support our trusted distributors via the SurgiCube Kit on our website.

The SurgiCube Kit maintains all relevant information about the SurgiCube. This information is spread through various folders, brochures and online pages, some of which we use infrequently.

This way it is more easy to convince stakeholders in the hospitals and show them the unique selling points of the SurgiCube.
From now on, it only takes a minute to locate, login, and access all the SurgiCube information.

We are proud of this extra tool and believe it can be helpful for our distributors to promote the SurgiCube.

ESCRS congress september 2016

During this congress in September we promoted the SurgiCube as well as the Operio Mobile and other tools.

Operio has been cleared for the US market!

Toul Meditech AB is proud to announce that Operio has been cleared by the FDA according to 510(k) and the device can now be marketed in the US. Operio is a portable device for use in a surgical operating room that produces a directed, non-turbulent flow of air to the surgical site during ophthalmic surgery and to the sterile instruments used during surgery.

SurgiCube has moved!

We would like to announce that on 1st July 2016 we moved to our new premises – our new contact details are as follows:

SurgiCube International BV
Seggelant-Noord 4
3237 MG Vierpolders
The Netherlands

Please note that our telephone number and email address remain the same.

We look forward to continuing our pleasant working relationship from the new address.

Best regards,

SurgiCube International

In a nutshell our overview of a year

Since the acquisition of the Swedish Toul Meditech AB ™ in 2015, SurgiCube International® can offer solutions for almost any situation in which ultra clean air is essential for maximum patient safety. Toul Meditech AB ™ has developed a series of mobile units that generate ultra clean air directly over the area of ​​the operations and the instrument tables.

This expansion and growth of our organization did raise the need for an Operations Manager. To lead the professionalization in the right direction we hired Alwin van der Elburg. He works closely with our colleagues in Sweden and our distribution partners around the world and visits frequently businesses and conferences.

For the global rollout of the SurgiCube®- and Toul ™ products and for building an international distributors network, several international conferences were visited in 2015. There are contracts with distributors in e.g. Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and the USA. To accelerate this rollout, we are currently looking for a International Sales Manager who wants to be part of the success team of SurgiCube International®.

The SurgiCube is in the FDA 510K Pre-submission process.

Our efforts have been noticed and from the regional business network we were rewarded spontaneously in December with the (Youth Award) InQbate Price.

SurgiCube receives youth award

 SurgiCube receives youth award via The Young Crowd Works!

We proudly announce that our entrepreneurial nomination turned out to be a Youth Award.
The young jury did see the innovative power of the SurgiCube, thanks for rewarding us ‘Young Crowd Works and VP Inqbate!’.

They also made a nice company-video (in Dutch!) to show our company profile.

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Contact

For more information about the SurgiCube or Toul products,
customized advice, or a visit to our showroom,
please contact SurgiCube International or your local distributor.


SurgiCube International BV
Seggelant-Noord 4
3237 MG Vierpolders
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)181-760600

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