Designed in Austria, in use worldwide
In 1993, Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Szinicz pioneered the development of the Pulsatile Organ Perfusion System the so-called P.O.P. Trainer. As head of the surgical department of the General Hospital in Bregenz / Austria he realized that the upcoming MIS-Surgery needed more structured surgical training.
In 1993, Prof. Szinicz started organizing Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) -Intensive Courses (“Bregenzer Laparoskopie Tage”) on the P.O.P. Trainer together with his surgical staff. The didactics of these courses have also been proven in many clinics and universities throughout Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia Pacific.
After the concept of simulation training was born, Optimist Ltd. was founded in 1997. Since then, Sonja Szinicz, as Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for sales, marketing and business development of the company.