Our Story

Inovus Medical is a multi award winning designer and manufacturer of surgical training technologies based in St Helens, UK. The company was founded in 2012 with a clear purpose, to improve surgical care through connected training. At the heart of everything Inovus does are its core values of affordable, accessible and functional technologies. 

Our why...

Purpose

Improve surgical care through connected surgical training.

Mission

Become the worlds partner for surgical training.

Values

Accessible, Affordable, Functional surgical training.

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Co-founders Elliot (the medic) and Jordan (the engineer) see an opportunity to improve surgical care through connected surgical training.

Their first ‘take home’ laparoscopic simulator (pyxus®) is designed and launched from their University bedrooms.

2012

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The operation moves out of the bedroom and into the garage.

First institutional laparoscopic simulator (pyxus® Pro) is launched creating a hub and spoke offering.

First institutional install at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan UK.

2013

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First international sales made.

Manufacturing is upscaled and moved to new premises in St Helens.

20+ NHS Trusts supplied.

2014

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Elliot and Jordan leave their roles in medicine and pharmaceuticals to run the growing company full time.

The Basic Surgical Skills range is launched.

3D printing added to the manufacturing processes.

2016

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Company moves to current Global headquarters and manufacturing facility in St Helens, UK.

Laparoscopic portfolio increases to four to meet increasing needs of the training spectrum.

Exporting to 40+ countries.

2017

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bozzini® hysteroscopy simulators launched.

Production level 3D printing introduced to manufacturing.

External investment secured to support commercial expansion.

UK commercial team introduced to support the growing domestic market.

2018

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SBRI Healthcare funding secured to develop digital technologies for surgical training.

Software engineering and materials specialists added to the R&D team.

Supplying >60% of NHS Trusts and Exporting to 70+ countries.

bozzini® laparoscopic launched.

2019

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LapAR™ high fidelity laparoscopic simulators launched.

Laparoscopic portfolio increases to six, covering the full spectrum of laparoscopic simulation needs from low to high fidelity.

Innovate UK funding secured to add digital technologies to other surgical simulators.

2020