On the initiative of eighteen forward-looking clinicians, IBRA was founded on the 25th September 2004 in Zurich, Switzerland. The exchange of professional knowledge, the promotion of new scientific developments, the engineering of the musculoskeletal system, coordinated multi-center research and highly specialized continuing education are the main objectives of IBRA.
To promote the practice of simulating a medical environment for the training of health professionals, for the purposes of teaching, studying, training or research about the structure of the human body or the performance of medical or surgical procedures, IBRA complements the concepts with the integration of the IBRA Institute in Basel, Switzerland on 24th August 2023. The IBRA Institute is a bioskills laboratory that provides a life-like operating environment to enhance medical and surgical education.
IBRA promotes the development of innovative solutions in a friendly and loyal atmosphere. Future-oriented open-mindedness and international acceptance form the basis for first-class assistance in the realization of modern research projects, walking alongside innovation and medical science. IBRA Institute describes the practice of simulating a medical environment for the training of healthcare professionals, for the purposes of teaching, studying, training or research, the gross structure of the human body or the performance of medical or surgical procedures. IBRA Institute Bioskills replicates the patient experience through the use of diagnostic human specimens , medical simulators or synthetic models.
There is an ongoing need for anatomy training for healthcare professionals, not only to gain basic knowledge (which can be gained through academic learning), but also to gain practical, hands-on skills to consolidate the learning experience. In addition to anatomy, the medical professional must learn to use the many and varied devices and instruments to optimize a procedure approach to reduce time and improve outcome. These skills require hands-on training to become familiar with the intricacies of the anatomy and procedure, then more hands-on practice to achieve an acceptable level of competence, and still more repetition and refinement to achieve mastery.