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Plastination is a preservation method to generate non-toxic anatomical specimens, which can be used for long-term educational purposes. The basic idea of plastination is that a plastic polymer replaces the biological fluid within a given specimen. Dr. Gunther von Hagens first invented this method in the 1970s. Subsequently, Dr. von Hagens developed the Body Worlds exhibit, which has been displayed in museums around the world. Our lab utilizes plastination to preserve hearts from our library for specific cardiac educational purposes.

Please see the Project Methodologies section of the Atlas to learn more about our plastination methods.

La plastinación es un método de preservación no tóxico de especímenes anatómicos, los cuales pueden ser utilizados con fines educativos a largo plazo. Se consigue a través de una técnica que utiliza un polímero plástico para reemplazar el fluido biológico dentro de una muestra determinada. El Dr. Gunther Von Hagens inventó este método por primera vez en la década de 1970. Posteriormente, el Dr. Von Hagens desarrolló la exposición Body Worlds, que se ha exhibido en museos de todo el mundo. Nuestro laboratorio utiliza la técnica de plastinación para preservar corazones de nuestra biblioteca con fines educativos específicos.




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