Archetype BioMedical is based in London, Ontario, Canada. Our primary focus is the development of sophisticated medical simulators. Our clients span the globe, including China, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Great Britain, the US and Canada. Customers include companies like Edwards Life Sciences, GE Healthcare, Siemens and Toshiba, and researchers/clinicians at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, USA) and King’s College Hospital (London, UK). Our products are also in use at Western University (London, Canada) and University College (London, UK).

In 2017, Archetype Medical was awarded a BURST grant to develop and commercialize a workflow for creating patient specific, dynamic mitral valve models. With these models we will be able to change the way surgeons train and prepare for complex mitral valve surgeries.


ST-100: Mitral Valve surgical trainer

Our mitral valve models include chordae tendinae and suturable papillary muscles. The valve material will hold sutures, and procedures like tissue resection, annuloplasty rings or neochordae can be performed. The valves can be loaded into our dynamic valve simulator to validate repair outcomes.

ST-150: Minimally Invasive valve surgery trainer

The ST-150 is a training system for minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve repair. It consists of a rib cage, aorta with calcified bileaflet aortic valve, mitral valve in stand, left atrium, superior vena cava, and skin cover.

The Mitral Valve Simulator

This device provides realistic pressure gradients with patient specific mitral or tricuspid valve models. The user can interactively adjust chordae length while the system is in operation. The valve models can be surgically repaired and repair results can be evaluated both visually and using transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography.

Kidney model with vasculature

Based on patient data, the models consist of major arteries and veins with branches in the renal hilum, two tumours, and the ureter. Surface vasculature, fat and a replaceable fascia are optional features. Models can be either tissue-like silicone, or polyvinyl alcohol cryogel. Internal vascular models are also possible: contact us for details.

Neonate heart valve simulator

The NHVS was custom developed for researchers at Western University in London Canada. This system has functioning mitral and aortic valves and realistic left ventricular pressures.

C-arm fluoroscopy simulator and trainer – prototype

This simulator provides bench top training for cardiac and spinal fluoroscopy applications. It combines a 40 cm C-arm model with wireless accelerometer devices, and sophisticated software for mimicking realistic fluoroscopy images. 

LV Plus simulator (Discontinued)

The LV+ was originally designed for simulating beating heart, apical access interventions. It has since evolved as a simulator for patient specific valve analysis, ICE ultrasound validation, and TEE trainer…among other applications.