NEWS & EVENTS » NEWS » ALL
NEWS
27/11/2018
Sim4Life

Sim4Life New Release V4.4

Sim4Life New Release V4.4

This new release incorporates a number of ‘world firsts’.

A particular highlight of V4.4 is the integration of the new Virtual Population (ViP) phantom Yoon-sun V4.0  that features neuro-functionalized nerve trajectories compatible with T-NEURO –, modeled as splines and assigned nerve electrophysiology and neuroanatomy parameters. In combination with the coupled electromagnetic (EM) neuro multi-parameter optimization within Sim4Life’s Optimizer framework and unparalleled high-performance computing/ graphics processing unit (HPC/GPU) performance, V4.4 supports an impressive range of applications from device design to personalized treatment planning and safety assessment, e.g., in the context of electroceuticals.

Sim4Life V4.4 also features the first robust "Maximum Exposure" algorithm for determining the largest power density of antenna arrays of any size on any arbitrary surface via a semi-analytical solver and five iterative optimization methods running in parallel.

In response to specific user requests, we have included enhancements of the IMAnalytics, HPC/GPU and LF solver extensions, together with a whole set of productivity boosts for data analysis and post-processing.

The new release improves user-friendliness and productivity, and includes general improvements and bug fixes, to make your daily work more effective. Feedback, as always, is greatly welcomed – we listen!

Neuro-Functionalization

YOON-SUN V4.0: FIRST NEURO-FUNCTIONALIZED ANATOMICAL MODEL

  • The spline trajectories and tissue anatomy of the new ViP model Yoon-sun V4.0 (IT’IS Foundation) are now fully compatible with the Sim4Life T-NEURO tissue simulation module. The tissue list has been substantially extended and includes separately named and delineated nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.

ViP phantom Yoon-sun V4.0: movie showing the neuro-functionalized nerve trajectories modeled as splines and assigned default nerve physiology parameters based on literature data.

  • The neural trajectories in Yoon-sun V4.0 have been tagged to facilitate simulation setup. Dragging-and-dropping the model on a NEURO-simulation automatically assigns suitable neuronal dynamics models (sensory and motor fiber dynamics) and the appropriate electrophysiological parameters, as well as the discretization into nodes, internodes, and paranodal compartments. Currently, the parameters are optimized for conservative exposure safety assessment.
  • EM simulations newly support voxeling of dielectric trajectories. This feature is used to ensure that neural fibers are surrounded by a sufficient amount of nerve tissue to realistically dampen the impact  the contrast in dielectric parameters at tissue interfaces. The increased homogeneity of the fiber environment corresponds to anatomical reality and typically increases the effective stimulation threshold.

Coupled Optimizer

COUPLED EM-NEURO MULTI-PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION

  • The Sim4Life Optimizer can now be applied to coupled physics computations, such as the simulation of EM field-induced heating or neurostimulation, making it possible not only to parameterize the model geometry, simulation parameters, and analysis settings, but also to identify whether the parameterization impacts the underlying first simulation or that repetition of only the dependent simulation is sufficient.
  • Example applications include optimization of the placement of spinal-cord stimulators and stimulation settings, such as electrode voltages or pulse shape, based on the computed neural responses.
  • Beyond optimization, support of parameterized modeling of unidirectionally coupled simulations is of value, allowing, e.g., the use of Sim4Life’s Sweeper engine to determine recruitment curves or assess the impact of electrophysiological parameters, such as fiber diameter.

Coupled EM-neuro optimization in Sim4Life V4.4: Model of spinal cord stimulation where specific nerves need to be selectively stimulated or inhibited to promote a natural gait. The electrode excitation patterns and power levels are optimized to generate a subject-specific stimulation model.

Neuronal Dynamics Simulation

NEW MODELS AND PROCESSING OF EM-NEURON INTERACTION

  • New electrophysiological neuron fiber models, targeting in particular electroceutical and neuroprosthetic applications, have been added.
  • The new C-fiber model, the first unmyelinated fiber model available in Sim4Life, is based on the publication from Sundt and has been validated against results from that publication.
  • The previously implemented McIntyre, Richardson, and Grill (MRG) model – one of the most frequently employed models of myelinated nerve dynamics – has been extended to distinguish between sensory and motor fibers, in accordance with recent publications.
  • Already supported is one of the most recent research results – one that attracted a lot of attention – on deep brain stimulation by temporal interference. The formula derived in the above publication to determine the distribution of the envelope modulation amplitude along, which has been speculated to be related to the stimulation magnitude, is now available as a special post-processing/analysis filter.

In Silico Implant Safety Assessment

IMANALYTICS ENHANCEMENTS

  • The Python API of  IMAnalytics, easily accessible via the Notebooks provided, has been extended to include more options for normalization, allowing users to perform Tier 3 evaluations using limits derived from the B1 field or its B1+ and B1- components.
  • The B1 normalization can now be performed based on either the value of B1 at the isocenter of the birdcage or on its mean value across a slice.
  • Convenient 2D graphing and plotting features in the notebooks have been introduced for easy visualization of exposure distributions across a large range of scenarios.

Unique 5G Simulation Toolbox

NOVEL AND FAST 5G MAXIMUM EXPOSURE ALGORITHM

  • Novel and exclusive algorithms have been added to the 5G simulation toolbox  to make it easier than ever to include quantitative data on power density in regulatory submissions.
  • The first robust and comprehensive methodology for determination of the maximum power density (norm or total pointing vector) on any surface for large arrays has been developed and implemented. The methodology, comprising a semi-analytical solver and five iterative optimization methods that run in parallel, ensures robust identification of worst-case configurations without overestimation.
  • Surface-averaged power density on flat surfaces (fSAPD) can now be computed even faster with the fSAPD algorithm. A user-friendly interface allows choosing the exposure plane, the averaging area and the quantity of interest (norm or normal component of Poynting vector).

The new Maximum Exposure Evaluator has already been tested by a user. Watch the movie here.

Solvers and High-Performance Computing

B-FIELD AS EXCITATION FOR INDUCED CURRENT SOLVER MQS

  • The requirement in previous releases, i.e., knowledge of the vector potential field (A-field) for the magneto quasi-static simulation (MQS) to compute the induced E-field, has been relaxed; it is now sufficient to provide only the magnetic B-field as the excitation field.
  • The B-field provided by the user is used to reconstruct a vector potential field suitable for driving the magneto quasi-static simulation. The user can then easily check the accuracy of the reconstructed A-field in the post-processor.
  • The new feature enables straightforward coupling of any external EM solvers to our magneto-quasi-static solver and is fully compatible with all ViP and standard phantom models, thus intensifying the focus on induced currents in human body environment setups.

ENHANCED GPU COMPUTING

  • Sim4Life V4.4 now supports the NVIDIA Volta generation GPU architecture (Titan V, Quadro GV100, Tesla V100, etc.) which leads to a substantial boost in performance over previous architectures (e.g., doubled speed compared to Kepler).
  • Also new is that the AXE library now allows for computation jobs to run concurrently, i.e., shared memory machines with multiple GPUs/CPUs installed can run their simulations simultaneously on a subset of cards/processors.

Post-Processing/Analysis

NEW ANALYSIS METHODS AND FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS

  • A very-long-awaited feature is the integration of the Gamma Comparison Method, which permits visual comparison of distributions and provides a metric of their agreement. This very powerful approach, which has been used by our research partners to compare simulations and measurements for quantitative validation purposes, provides a means for handling variations in distribution patterns.
  • A new histogram/cumulative histogram filter allows not only visualization of the distribution of values, but also computation of the exact isopercentiles and isovolumes. Potential applications are the determination of (i) certain standardized dosimetric quantities, where the most exposed 1% of the volume can be discarded, (ii) dose quantities used to predict the efficacy of thermal oncology treatments, e.g., the temperature achieved in 90% of the tumor, and (iii) brain exposure quantification, where the volume or percentage of brain volume exposed to field strengths higher than the threshold needs to be quantified, and more.
  • Selections of multiple post-processing algorithms can now be grouped into a single algorithm, allowing complex workflows to be reduced to just a few customized post-processing blocks with no compromise on the power and versatility of Sim4Life’s pipelining analysis tools.
  • Further, a selection of post-processing algorithms can be easily saved into analysis pipelines for re-use later in other simulations, in different projects, or by different teams.

A comprehensive list of all new features, improvements, and bug fixes is included in the Release Notes.

To experience the power and elegance of Sim4Life V4.4 or for further information, please email us at s4l-sales@zmt.swiss or call +41 44 245 9765.

The relevant Sim4Life installers for Win7/Win8/8.1/Win10 64-bit platforms can be downloaded here. Existing customers with an up-to-date annual maintenance and support plan, will receive individually all pertinent information regarding the Software Installer Download and updated licenses.

At ZMT we are committed to supporting our customers with the most innovative software solutions, testing equipment, and service.

The Sim4Life Team

EM-neuro stimulation modeling in Sim4Life V4.4: Model of a cuff vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) surrounding the left cervical tract of the vagus nerve in the ViP Yoon-sun V4.0 phantom (including fascicles, perineurium, and different electrophysiological models of myelinated/unmyelinated C-fibers). The close proximity of the carotid artery (red) and vein (blue) affects the performance of the device and the outcome of the treatment. Yellow lines: nerve trajectories in Yoon-sun V4.0.

 

Risk of potential peripheral nerve stimulation by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) gradient switching in Sim4Life V4.4: Model of Yoon-sun V4.0 with crossed hands to investigate the effect of different body postures on stimulation thresholds to improve MRI safety regulations and standards (coupled with the NEURON solver to predict the impact of arbitrary gradient waveforms, units, body position, etc. on the neuroelectric response of nerves).

 

IMAnalytics V2

IMAnalytics V2 in Sim4Life V4.4: Computation of the distribution of power density deposited at the tip of a pacemaker across a huge range of MRI exposure conditions taken from the MRIxViP library [link to website]. Results can easily be sliced, diced, and projected onto any dimension thanks to the flexible visualization tools.

 

Posable Yoon-sun

Yoon-sun V4.0 with detailed blood vessels (red/blue) and nerve spline trajectories (yellow). The model with all its details has been posed with the Sim4Life Poser tool in Sim4Life V4.4.

 

WPT simulation

Magnetic (H-) field generated in Sim4Life V4.4 by a resonant wireless power transfer (WPT) system for charging an electric vehicle at 85 kHz. The H-field distribution was obtained in silico after analytical reconstruction of the vector potential A from sparse H-field samples.

 

Sim4Life pipeline

User-defined analysis pipelines in Sim4Life V4.4: Customized post-processing tasks such as mass-averaged specific absorption rate (SAR) evaluations or other dosimetry analysis are now easy to save and reuse.

 

Sim4Life

09/11/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Lots of Interest in Sim4Life Workshop @ Neuroscience 2018

On November 5, 2018, about 60 neuroscientists and representatives of the medical device industry convened at the Sim4Life Workshop at Neuroscience 2018 in San Diego, USA. Distinguished speakers shared their experience and their vision on how the Sim4Life platform can be employed to master a myriad of challenges in bioelectronic medicine.

 

 
Sim4Life

05/11/2018

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life is Ready for Yoon-sun V4.0

Yoon-sun V4.0 is the first neuro-functionalized computational anatomical model to support novel applications in neurostimulation and exposure/ device safety assessment.

 
Sim4Life

23/10/2018

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

o2S2PARC Project Continues Full-Speed into Its Second Year

The IT’IS o2S2PARC team has been awarded a second year of funding by the U.S. National Institutes of Health! In year 2, the focus will be on usability, simulators, and onboarding of first users.

 
Sim4Life

16/10/2018

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Sim4Life Workshop at Neuroscience 2018: Agenda & Registration

With Neuroscience 2018, the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, in San Diego, USA, only being a few weeks away, we are excited to announce that we will hold our second SfN Sim4Life Workshop on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

 

 
Sim4Life

05/10/2018

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life Workshop at Neuroscience 2018

With Neuroscience 2018, the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, in San Diego, USA, only being a few weeks away, we are excited to announce that we will hold our second SfN Sim4Life Workshop on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

 

 
Sim4Life

27/09/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V4.2 Release

The Sim4Life Team is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V4.2, an updated version of Sim4Life V4.0.1.

 
Sim4Life

18/09/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life light: Explore the World of Complex Physiological Modelling and Simulations – for Free!

ZMT announces the release of Sim4Life light, a new edition specifically designed for students who can now use our cutting-edge computational life science platform for their research at no cost.

 
Sim4Life

31/07/2018

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

New Computational Phantom Yoon-sun: Important ViP Extension in Unmatched Segmentation Quality

The first non-European computational anatomical model and member of the Virtual Population (ViP), Yoon-sun cV3.1, has been released. The new phantom includes detailed organs, vessel trees, and peripheral nerves.

 
Corporate

22/07/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Changes Domain Name to dot(.)swiss!

Another important milestone in Z43 history: ZMT is proud to announce the introduction of our brand-new domain name www.zmt.swiss!

 
Corporate

11/07/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Zurich 43 Hosts Meeting of NEUROMAN Project Partners

Zurich 43 was the site of a meeting of the NEUROMAN project partners on Tuesday, July 10.

 
Corporate

09/07/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Niels Kuster and Habib Bousleiman Present at IoT Symposium Co-Organized by the AUDEN Group and the IEEE EMC Chapter

ZMT's President of the Board Niels Kuster presented keynote lectures on “EM Evaluation and Optimization of IoT Systems: Standards, Software and Instrumentations” and “Workflow for Demonstration of Compliance of Transmitters Operating above 10 GHz” at a symposium on IoT co-organized by the AUDEN Group and the IEEE EMC Chapter in Taipei on July 4, 2018. Habib Bousleiman, ZMT's Head of MRI Applications, also presented two talks on “Novel Tools for Electroceuticals” and “New Potential for Hyperthermia: The European Perspective".

 
Sim4Life

28/06/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Successful ISMRM 2018 Sim4Life User Workshop

On June 20, 2018, ZMT welcomed about 100 medical implant manufacturers, MRI vendors, and key opinion leaders from academia and governmental agencies at the annual ISMRM Sim4Life User Workshop 2018 in Paris, France. The workshop provided a closer look into how industry and research envision the future of in silica MRI and how advanced numerical modeling will help to master new challenges. 

 
Corporate

28/05/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Hosts EUROSTARS RESTORE Project Workshop

ZMT hosted the second workshop of the EUROSTARS project RESTORE, which featured updates from the project partners followed by discussions of the next steps and priorities.

 
Corporate

28/05/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

13th Hardware and Software Workshop Series in Taiwan & China: A Great Success

Another Successful Hardware and Software Workshop for SPEAG and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG in Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen in May 2018.

 
Sim4Life

23/05/2018

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT ISMRM Sim4Life User Workshop 2018: Agenda & Registration

Our ISMRM Sim4Life User Workshop with renown scientists and industry leaders will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 18:30 – 20:45pm. We will focus on the latest trends in validated in silico MRI analysis and implant safety evaluations. If you are interested in participating please send us an email.

 
Sim4Life

08/05/2018

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Save The Date: ISMRM Sim4Life User Workshop 2018

Our ISMRM Sim4Life User Workshop with distinguished invited speakers will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. At the workshop, we will provide a closer look into how industry and research envision the future of in silico magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and how advanced numerical modeling will help to master new challenges. The detailed agenda is forthcoming and will be communicated soon. If you are interested in participating please send us an email.

 
Corporate

28/02/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

GE Healthcare visits ZMT and IT'IS

Dr. Fraser Robb of GE Healthcare USA – a long-time partner of Z43 – visited ZMT and IT'IS on Monday, 26 February to tour the Z43 facilities and discuss variety of projects of interest to GE Healthcare. 

 
Sim4Life

20/02/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V4.0 Release

ZMT is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V4.0! With the new release, we are particularly proud to make our innovative and easy-to-use multi-parameter, multi-goal Optimizer Framework V1 available to all of our customers.

 
Corporate

24/01/2018

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Game On! Z43’s Annual Party, 2018 “The Next Level” Edition

The annual Zurich 43 party, this year with the gamer theme “The Next Level”, was held at Halle 622 in Zurich-Oerlikon on Friday 19 January 2018.

 
Sim4Life

23/01/2018

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Major ViP Extension: Morphing of Virtual Population Models Broadens BMI Population Coverage

Long-awaited breakthrough achieved with release of morphed ViP models that cover slender to obese subjects.

 
Corporate

18/12/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Winter 2017 Info Day at Z43

On Thursday, December 14, Niels Kuster delivered his annual "State of Z43" report to all employees. The presentation was followed by an apéro, where Niels was presented with a life-size portrait of himself!

 
Corporate

12/12/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Hosts Horizon 2020/EMPIR PerfusImaging Progress Meeting

ZMT hosted a 2-day meeting of the researchers working on the Horizon 2020/EMPIR PerfusImaging project to review progress and plan future research tasks.

 
Sim4Life

14/11/2017

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

ITIS receives NIH Award for o2S2PARC project

Success for our Z43 partner IT’IS who has been selected to lead the Modeling and Simulation Core (SIM-CORE) of the NIH Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program.

 
Corporate

13/11/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Future Photonics Engineers! Z43 Future Day 2017

On Thursday, November 9, nine preteens participated in the 2017 edition of Swiss National Future Day at Z43 to assemble their own photo-active circuits and build light-sensitive robots.

 
Sim4Life

09/11/2017

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life Workshop @ Neuroscience 2017

Our workshop ‘Sim4Life - In Silico Solutions for Advanced Electroceuticals’ to be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington DC on 14 November 2017 during the Society for Neuroscience 2017 Annual Meeting. The workshop will feature in-house experts and external guests to illustrate current efforts and perspectives concerning in silico multiscale modeling in the context of bioelectronic medicine.

 
Validation HW

07/11/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

New Microphotonic Voltage Probe RFoF1P4MED

ZMT's is pleased to announce its novel RFoF1P4MED technology to reliably determine the risk of device malfunction due to RF-exposure during an MRI exam.

 
Corporate

31/10/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Joined SPEAG for Another Successful Hardware and Software Workshop in South Korea

ZMT and Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) held their annual Hardware and Software Workshop at the Gachon Convention Center in Sungnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea on 27 October 2017. The event, a great success, featured sessions devoted to the medical Industry and life sciences research with presentations of new and updated ZMT products.

 
Validation HW

11/10/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

MITS High Field Strength Resonators

ZMT is pleased to introduce the High E-Field Resonators which extend the capabilities of the MITS family for Tier 1 and Tier 2 (ISO/IEC TS 10974) safety testing of up to 100 mm long implantable medical devices.

 

 
Sim4Life

11/10/2017

Contact
s4l-support@zmt.swiss

 

RESTORE Project Partners on One-Week Training Visit at Zurich43

This week, doctoral students – Andreas Rowald and Nathan Greiner – from the group of Prof. Grégoire Courtine at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Edoardo Paoles from G-Therapeutics, partners on the Eurostars-funded project RESTORE, will be at Zurich43 for a week of intensive training on the Sim4LIfe computational life sciences platform.

 
Corporate

22/09/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT and SPEAG Workshop in South Korea on 27 October 2017

ZMT and Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) are pleased to announce their annual hardware and software workshop, to be held in Seoul, South Korea, on 27 October 2017. Our in-house experts, together with our partners from Dymstec, will demonstrate SPEAG's and ZMT's latest innovations and product updates and provide information about standards trends and our roadmap for addressing emerging industry needs.

 
Sim4Life

19/09/2017

Contact
sales@zmt.swiss

 

Release of the First Verified and Validated IMAnalytics Module V1.0 and MRIxViP V1.0 Libraries for Instant, Comprehensive, and Traceable Evaluation of Implantable Medical Devices

IMAnalytics V1.0 and MRIxVIP V1.0: The first comprehensive solutions for fast, verified, validated, and traceable evaluations of implant safety during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

 
Validation HW

22/08/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

MP-AIMD Platforms

ZMT is proud to announce the launch of our new MP-AIMD Platforms that simplify testing of MRI implant safety (ISO/IEC TS 10974) while accelerating evaluations and reducing the uncertainty of implant model validations.

 

 
Corporate

26/06/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Successful SPEAG / ZMT Workshops in China and Taiwan

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) , ZMT Zurich MedTech AG and their distribution partner in China and Taiwan, AUDEN Technology Corporation, hosted the popular Annual Hardware & Software Workshop Series in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen (China), as well as Taipei (Taiwan) in June 2017. Overall, more than 200 participants from industry and academia explored SPEAG's and ZMT’s latest innovations and product updates, and discovered how SPEAG’s and ZMT’s solutions and technology roadmap adds value to their current R&D operations while anticipating future technological advances in 2017 and beyond.

 
Sim4Life

07/06/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V3.4 Release

ZMT is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V3.4, including our latest innovation – IMAnalytics – for the smooth, comprehensive, fast, and error-free analysis of the magnetic resonance safety of implants. In combination with IT’IS’ novel exposure MRIxViP libraries, the new module reduces evaluations from several weeks to just a few hours.

 
Sim4Life

23/05/2017

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Successful Sim4Life Showcase Seminar @ BMES 2017

ZMT has been one of the gold sponsors at this year's BMES Frontiers in Medical Devices conference from 16-18 May 2017 in Washington D.C., co-organized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The conference was well attended by representatives from industry, regulators, and academia who met to discuss the current state and the future of computational modeling in life sciences applications.

 
Corporate

16/05/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

SPEAG & ZMT Workshops in China and Taiwan in June 2017

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT) are pleased to announce their annual hardware & software workshops which will be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen (China), as well as Taipei (Taiwan) in June 2017. On a number of occasions, our in-house experts, together with our partners from the Auden Techno. Corp., will demonstrate SPEAG's and ZMT's latest innovations and product updates, and inform about standard trends and our roadmap going forward to address industry needs.

 
Sim4Life

09/05/2017

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life Showcase Seminar @ BMES 2017

Our BMES-FDA Sim4Life Technology Showcase Seminar with our in-house experts will be held on Tuesday, Mai 16, 2017 from 12:30 – 14:00 hrs.

 
Sim4Life

28/04/2017

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Successful Sim4Life Seminar @ ISMRM 2017

Our ISMRM Sim4Life Seminar with distinguished invited speakers and our in-house experts was successfully held at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 
Sim4Life

25/04/2017

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life Technology Seminar @ BMES 2017

Our BMES FDA Sim4Life Technology Showcase Seminar with distinguished invited speakers and our in-house experts will be held on Tuesday, Mai 16, 2017 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.

 
Sim4Life

04/04/2017

Contact
s4l-sales@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life Workshop @ ISMRM 2017

Our ISMRM Sim4Life User Workshop with distinguished invited speakers and our in-house experts will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. We will focus on the latest trends in validated in silico MRI analysis and implant safety evaluations. If you are interested in participating please send us an email.

 
Corporate

01/02/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Zurich43 Retreat 2017 at Pilatus Kulm - Communication

Twenty-five Zurich43 associates and three IT'IS Foundation board members gathered in the historic Hotel Pilatus-Kulm high above Luzern 30 – 31 January 2016 for their annual retreat, this year on communication. The goal of the two-day retreat was to find ways to improve communication skills across various target groups, channels, and markets, both within Z43 and with the outside world.

 
Corporate

25/01/2017

 

X-TRA, X-TRA! Inaugural Zurich43 Party: X-TRAordinary Nine = X-TRAordinary Fun!

The 2017 Z43 annual party held at Zurich’s X-TRA concert hall celebrated the emerging corporate identity and global reach of the Z43 brand.

 
Corporate

23/01/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Eurostars Project RESTORE: Restoring Locomotion in Paraplegic Patients Based on Targeted Epidural Electrical Stimulation

ZMT is a partner in the Eurostars project RESTORE: Restoring Locomotion in Paraplegic Patients Based on Targeted Epidural Electrical Stimulation.

 
Sim4Life

20/01/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Successful NEUROMAN Project Start & Kickoff

Partners from Switzerland and Korea join forces to create first ever computational phantom with detailed neuronal networks.

 
Sim4Life

01/01/2017

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Exhibitions and Workshops during 2017

ZMT Zurich MedTech will be exhibiting at the following conferences and exhibitions this year. If you would like to arrange a demo or meeting, or are interested in attending a technical workshop, please send an email to info@zmt.swiss.

 
Sim4Life

20/12/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V3.2 Release

With the Sim4Life Release V3.2, ZMT has taken a further key step towards offering not only the most versatile tool for simulating the complex reality, but also providing powerful model, simulation, and analysis parameterization and optimization. The release of a preview version of the Sweeper is accompanied by other novel general and application-specific features - such as adaptive sub-gridding, special tools for the automated analysis of implants, tools for electroceuticals/bioelectric therapies as well as the design and analysis of 5G and of other wireless transmitters.

 
Sim4Life

25/11/2016

 

A Brain–Spine Interface Alleviating Gait Deficits after Spinal Cord Injury in Primates

Sim4Life was used to investigate optimal electrode placements in a research project leading to a worldwide echoed Nature Pulication. 

 
Sim4Life

24/11/2016

 

Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Delivery of Temporally Interfering Electric Fields

An new method with the potential of enabling focal, non-invasive electrical stimulation of regions located deep within the brain developed using Sim4Life.

 
Sim4Life

07/07/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V3.0 Release

ZMT is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V3.0. This major release offers enhanced tools for in silico optimization of in-/on-body wireless devices, exposure assessment of wireless power transfer (WPT) systems and for the design of 5th generation (5G) wireless devices. It also adds many powerful new solvers and modules for neuronal and acoustic evaluations (e.g., brain and spinal cord stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound) and for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) optimization and demonstration of MRI-safety of  implants.

 
Corporate

01/07/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Sponsors Student Awards at Latsis Symposium 2016 ETH Zurich on Personalized Medicine

ZMT Zurich Med Tech AG sponsored student awards with cash prizes at the Latsis Symposium 2016 on Personalized Medicine ETH Zurich. Lars Bomholt, CEO of ZMT, presented the awards to three young investigators singled out for their outstanding presentations of research results.

 
Corporate

26/06/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Latsis Symposium 2016 ETH Zurich on Personalized Medicine: Satellite Sim4Life Workshop on Sunday, June 26, 2016

ZMT Zurich Med Tech AG sponsored a Sim4Life workshop on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the ETH Zurich – an introduction to the world of computational life sciences (CLS) illustrated with Sim4Life application examples – in conjuction with the Latsis Symposium 2016 on Personalized Medicine ETH Zurich.

 
Validation HW

23/05/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

First MITS3.0 Installed in Asia

ZMT Zurich MedTech AG and Dymstec are pleased to announce the installation of the first Medical Implant Test System MITS3.0 in Korea.

 

 
Sim4Life

08/03/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V2.2.3 Update Release

The Sim4Life Team is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V2.2.3, an updated version of Sim4Life V2.2.

 
Corporate

04/02/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

IT'IS/Speag/ZMT Retreat in Melchsee-Frutt on Mastering Sales/Funding, Spotting Trends and Shaping the Future

Twenty IT'IS Foundation, SPEAG, and ZMT co-workers convened for two-day retreat, 01 – 02 February 2016, held at the Hotel Frutt Lodge & SPA, in Melchsee-Frutt, Canton Obwalden. The goal of the retreat was to learn how to spot trends and become a trend setter, to master sales, to assess the current status of the organization, and to establish measures for improvement.

 
Corporate

22/01/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Let’s Party! Festivities to Kick Start 2016!

This year’s party of Z43 (IT'IS Foundation, SPEAG, ZMT) was held at trendy Art Dock, located in the former freight terminal between Zurich’s Hardbrücke and Central train stations.

 
Sim4Life

01/01/2016

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Exhibitions and Workshops during 2016

ZMT Zurich MedTech will be exhibiting at the following conferences and exhibitions this year. If you would like to arrange a demo or meeting, or are interested in attending a technical workshop, please send an email to info@zmt.swiss.

 
Sim4Life

08/12/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V2.2 Release

ZMT Zurich MedTech AG is pleased to announce the release of a new version V2.2 of its computational human phantoms-based life sciences simulation platform, Sim4Life.

 
Corporate

12/11/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

National Future Day 2015 – Wireless Power Transfer with the Kids “Wonderful and Powerful Team”

Thursday, November 12 was 2015 Future Day at Z43, and six engaged and curious youngsters spent the day visiting our team at IT’IS, SPEAG, and ZMT laboratories.

 
Corporate

02/11/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Successful SPEAG / ZMT Hardware and Software Workshop in Korea

ZMT Zurich MedTech AG and SPEAG hosted the annual Hardware and Software Workshop in Korea on October 23, 2015, with Dymstec, SPEAG’s distribution partner in Korea, as the local organizers of this popular event. Approximately 200 participants attended the workshop to preview ZMT’s and SPEAG’s latest innovations and product updates and to learn about the roadmap for future technological advances in 2015 and beyond. 

 
Corporate

03/09/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

IT’IS Foundation and ZMT Zurich Medtech Sim4Life-CAPITALIS Project Nominated for CTI Swiss Medtech 2015 Award

The Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI has nominated the research project entitled “S4L-CAPITALIS – In Silico Analysis and Optimization of Neurovascular and Neurological Devices and Treatments in the Head”, submitted by the IT’IS Foundation together with partner ZMT Zurich Medtech AG, for the prestigious CTI Swiss Medtech 2015 Award.

 
Sim4Life

03/07/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Major Release: Sim4Life V2.0

ZMT Zurich Med Tech is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V2.0, a major update that takes the first comprehensive simulation platform to combine high-fidelity computable human phantoms with powerful physics solvers and advanced tissue models to new heights.

 
Corporate

29/06/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Zurich MedTech Sponsors ESHO2015

ZMT Zurich MedTech AG was a sponsor of ESHO2015 – the 30th annual meeting of the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology held June 24 – 26, 2015 in Aarau and Zurich. The congress, the flagship event of the European thermal cancer therapy community, was co-organized by the Kantonsspital Aarau and ZMT partner, the IT’IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society.

 
Corporate

22/06/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

New CEO of ZMT: Dr. Lars Bomholt

Dr. Lars Bomholt is the new Chief Executive Officer of ZMT Zurich MedTech AG.

 
Corporate

08/06/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

10th Anniversary of Successful Taiwan/China Workshop Series

Auden, SPEAG and ZMT are pleased to announce the completion of the 10th edition of their successful annual hardware & software workshops in Taipei, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai.

 
Corporate

13/05/2015

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

IT’IS and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG at the MEET THE EXPERT - Implants Conference

Dr. Earl Zastrow of the IT’IS Foundation and Drs. Maria Cabanes and Wolfgang Wiedemair of ZMT Zurich MedTech AG attended the MEET THE EXPERT - Implants conference in Interlaken, Switzerland.

 
Corporate

17/11/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Spectacular Applied Research (SAR) – 2014 National Future Day

Thursday, November 13 was 2014 Future Day at Z43, and eleven curious and enthousiastic young adults spent a day visiting our team at IT’IS, SPEAG, and ZMT laboratories.

 
Sim4Life

14/11/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V1.2 Update Release

The Sim4Life Team is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V1.2, an updated version of Sim4Life V1.0.

 
Sim4Life

01/08/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life V1.0 Released

Four years in the making, the next great alliance between engineering, medicine, technology, and design was forged with the launch of our new revolutionary simulation platform Sim4Life V1.0.

 
Corporate

17/07/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

2014 IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Workshop Featured on Taiwanese TV

The Taiwanese television news and information program ‘100% Life’ covered the 2014 IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Workshop held on May 23, 2014 in Taipei.

 
Corporate

08/07/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT at MEDIX in Tokyo

ZMT Zurich MedTech AG joined Japanese partner PTT Company Limited as exhibitors at the 5th Medical Device Development & Manufacturing Expo (MEDIX) in Tokyo, June 25 – 27, 2014.

 
Sim4Life

05/06/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Demonstrates Sim4Life and Hosts Apéro Event for ICS14 at Technopark

ZMT Zurich MedTech presented its revolutionary new computable phantom simulation software Sim4Life at the 2014 International Interdisciplinary Cerebrovascular Symposium and IntraCranial Stent meeting, held at Zurich’s Technopark June 2 – 4.

 
Corporate

30/05/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Successful 2014 Workshops in China

SPEAG and ZMT Zurich MedTech continued this year their tradition of hardware & software workshops in China.

 
Corporate

26/05/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Symposium in Taipei

Auden Techno Corp. sponsored the IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan on May 23 during which they exhibited key products of SPEAG and Sim4Life of ZMT.

 

 
Corporate

20/05/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Products at EMC'14 Tokyo

PTT co-sponsored and represented SPEAG’s and ZMT’s products, and IT’IS services at the 2014 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility in Tokyo, Japan.

 
Sim4Life

19/05/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT at ISMRM-ESMRMB

Teams of Zurich MedTech, SPEAG, and the IT’IS Foundation participated in the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB held May 10 – 16 in Milan, Italy.

 
Sim4Life

09/05/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT at Swiss Implant Conference

Drs. Maria Cabanes and Maria del Mar Minana Maiques of ZMT attended a conference entitled [MEET THE EXPERT] Implants that took place in Interlaken, Switzerland. The 2-day event (April 28 – 29) convened speakers and exhibitors with the aim to present new developments in area of passive and active medical implants and to trigger collaborations.

 
Corporate

09/05/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Sim4Life Training for Distributors

ZMT ans SPEAG organized a training session at their Zurich headquarters to prepare distributors for the upcoming launch of Sim4Life, the brand new and most powerful multiphysics simulation platform for constructing and simulating complex and predictive computational models of real-world phenomena in life sciences, medicine, and medical technology.

 
Validation HW

20/02/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT releases piX System

We are pleased to announce the piX System, which is used for demonstrating the radiofrequency (RF) safety of patients with medical implants during MRI examinations.

 
Sim4Life

01/02/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Exhibitions and Workshops during 2014

ZMT Zurich MedTech will be exhibiting at the following conferences and exhibitions this year. If you would like to arrange a demo or meeting, or are interested in attending a technical workshop, please send an email to info@zmt.swiss.

 
Corporate

15/01/2014

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

IT'IS/Speag/ZMT Retreat in Bergün on Winning and Failing Strategies and Mindsets

Twenty-two IT'IS, Speag, and ZMT co-workers retreated for two days, 13 – 14 January 2014, to the Kurhaus Bergün, a grand old Jugendstil-era hotel in the Albula region of canton Graubünden. Their mission: to learn about the strategies and mindsets that impact workplace productivity and success, as well as winning and failing strategies and mindsets implemented by leaders, empires, and industries.

 
Corporate

13/12/2013

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Successful ZMT Workshop in Tokyo

ZMT and SPEAG held a successful and well-attended hardware & software workshop in Tokyo, Japan.

 
Corporate

11/10/2013

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Successful ZMT Workshop in Korea

ZMT and SPEAG held a successful and well-attended hardware & software workshop in Korea featuring a series of bright new stars.

 
Corporate

22/05/2013

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Award ceremony at the 4th International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy

ZMT Sponsors Student Awards at the 4th International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy

 
Corporate

22/05/2013

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

4th International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy

ZMT co-sponsors the 4th International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy.

 
Corporate

17/04/2013

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Presentation at the NCCR Co-Me Closing Event

Dr. Esra Neufeld represented the IT’IS Foundation and Zurich MedTech AG at the Closing Event of the NCCR Co-Me.

 
Corporate

15/02/2013

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Electrified into 2013

The most spectacular Annual Party in recent memory: the IT'IS - Speag - ZMT "Electrified into 2013" Party.

 
Sim4Life

01/02/2013

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Exhibitions and Workshops during 2013

ZMT Zurich MedTech will be exhibiting at the following conferences and exhibitions this year. If you would like to arrange a demo or meeting, or are interested in attending a technical workshop, please send an email to info@zmt.swiss.

 
Corporate

01/01/2013

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT Associate Corporate Member of International Society for Magnetic Resonance (ISMRM)

From 1st of January 2013, Zurich MedTech is an Associate Corporate Member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance (ISMRM).

 
Corporate

30/11/2012

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Innovation Retreat

The success and achievements of the Bell Labs have inspired generations of engineers, physicists, product developers, and other scientists. These accomplishments and the success stories of our greatest inventors have also inspired 21 Speag, ZMT, and IT'IS coworkers who gathered in Flüeli-Ranft on Novenber 22nd-23rd to get under the hood of our our own innovation engine.

 
Sim4Life

24/09/2012

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT presents Sim4Life @ CTI World MedTech Forum

ZMT will showcase Sim4Life at the CTI MedTech Day!

 
Sim4Life

06/09/2012

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT sponsors the ISMRM 2012 Safety Workshop

ZMT will sponsor this year's ISMRM Safety Workshop in Lund, Sweden (Sept. 5-9, 2012).

 
Sim4Life

01/05/2012

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT@ISMRM 2012

Zurich MedTech was a sponsor of the ISMRM 2012 Annual Meeting in conjunction with SPEAG.  Solution-specific solutions for MRI R&D engineers and clinicians were presented. We look forward to further developing our large portfolio technology to meet the needs of the MRI community.

 
Sim4Life

28/11/2011

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT @ RSNA 2011

We will be presenting and demonstrating our latest innovations in the field of Active Implantable Medical Devices safety testing, cancer treatment planning and hyperthermia cancer treatment. Meet us for solution-specific discussions with our R&D engineers. We look forward to answering your product related questions and providing you with the latest information as well as an outlook towards forthcoming poduct developments.

 
Corporate

04/10/2011

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

Tissues Properties Database Online

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Tissues Properties Database, a comprehensive and accurate reference database of the thermal and dielectric properties of biological tissues.

 
Sim4Life

15/08/2011

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT releases Sim4Life SEMCAD X MRI

Sim4Life SEMCAD X MRI is released!

 
Sim4Life

01/05/2011

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ISMRM 2011 Annual Meeting

Once again ZMT will be at the ISMRM Annual Meeting presenting our latest solutions and innovations in MRI RF safety testing of Active Implantable Medical Devices. Meet us for solution specific discussions and product related questions. 

 
Validation HW

15/04/2011

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

MITS1.5/MITS3.0 Successfully Installed at FDA

We are proud to announce the successful installation of our MITS1.5/MITS3.0 implant test systems at the Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health  (FDA-CDRH).

 

 
Validation HW

02/03/2011

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

MITS Movie Available

Implant safety testing using our MITS hardware demonstrated!

 
Validation HW

15/11/2010

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ASTM 2009 phantom information

We are pleased to provide our customers with a new product note for the ASTM-2009 phantom.

 
Validation HW

01/06/2010

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

MITS Gradient Coil

We are proud to announce the Medical Implant Test System for LF Gradient EMC & Heating Tests. MITS Gradient generate worst case gradient field conditions exceeding conditions found in typical MRI scanners. MITS Gradient provides an accurate and flexible solution for implant safety compliance testing during the design and comissioning process.

 
Validation HW

03/05/2010

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ASTM2009 Phantom

ZMT introduces the ASTM2009 phantom according to the latest ASTM F 2182 standard for RF Induced Heating on or Near Passive Implants during MRI.

 
Validation HW

04/01/2010

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

MITS1.5

ZMT introduces MITS1.5 for precise and versatile MR compatibiltiy evaluations for Active Implantable Medical Devices according to the latest ISO/IEC JWG Technical Specifications. The latests MRI RF compliance testing can now be done in your test laboratory!

 
Validation HW

04/01/2010

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

MITS3.0

ZMT introduces MITS3.0 for precise and versatile MR compatibiltiy evaluations for Active Implantable Medical Devices according to the latest ISO/IEC JWG Technical Specifications. The latests MRI RF compliance testing can now be done in your test laboratory!

 
Corporate

Contact
info@zmt.swiss

 

ZMT and SPEAG Sales Agents Event 2018

Sales agents representing ZMT and Schmid & Partner AG (SPEAG) products around the globe convened at Z43 17 – 19 January 2018 to learn about the whole range of products and technologies and the latest developments. Representatives from both long-time and new partners attended the 3-day event, which was a great opportunity for fruitful and in-depth discussions and face-to-face information transfer.