Cadavers for dissection are an essential part of a health professional’s education and training. These cadavers allow students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of human anatomy and physiology. The conflict with using cadavers for anatomy and physiology classes is that unless a full cadaver lab is readily available, obtaining cadavers for dissection is too costly. Additionally, cadavers cannot be used an unlimited amount of times and new ones are expensive to obtain and difficult to preserve.
Now, SynDaver Labs in Tampa Florida has developed a synthetic cadaver that very closely mimics the human body. The SynDaver model shares physical and chemical properties of the human body, including water, fiber, and salt content. The cadaver contains hundreds of replaceable muscles, bones, organs, and vessels, and can even simulate bleeding and breathing. The models, which start at $40,000, are an excellent option for medical and health professions schools with limited budgets and a need for cadavers.
(Source: Huffington Post)