Thursday, October 31, 2013

UA College of Medicine Cuts Deal For Synthetic Cadaver

Posted on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:00 PM

click to enlarge (PHOTO: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE-PHOENIX)
  • (Photo: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix)

By Cronkite News Service
Originally published: Oct 31, 2013 - 5:00 am

PHOENIX — Medical education the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix just got a little more "real."

On Wednesday morning, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Dr. Stuart Flynn, dean at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Christopher Sakezles, president of SynDaver Labs, announced an exclusive collaboration between the medical school and the Tampa, Fla.-based company.

SynDaver Labs creates synthetic cadavers - hence the company name — that will provide indispensable learning opportunities to UA medical students.

"It (the synthetic cadaver) has a heart that beats and blood flows. It has a liver that can make bile, so you can imagine, procedural-wise, this is profound," Flynn explained.

SynDaver Labs also created the world's most sophisticated synthetic human tissues and body parts, which means medical schools and laboratories can reduce or eliminate live animals, cadavers and human patients in clinical training and surgical simulation.

"Now our students learn how to start an IV on something that very much emulates a human arm, for instance, but they get to practice over and over again, which you and I wouldn't like as a patient," said Flynn.

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