Ethically-sourced, authentic plastinated specimens from von Hagens Plastination.
Critical Teaching Tools
Anatomy Training Solutions
Made possible by our partnership with von Hagens Plastination, Anatomic Excellence supports its school, university, and hospital customers in the acquisition of pre-dissected, plastinated human specimens for the purposes of in-depth anatomy education, training and research.
Anatomy students were once afforded 300 hours of cadaveric dissection before entering the field; today students participate in an average of just 50.
Von Hagens Plastination offers over 250 standard specimens across five categories, and can create bespoke specimens to suit curricular needs.
In partnership with von Hagens Plastination, Anatomic Excellence provides plastinates to more than 80 institutions in 33 states and provinces in North America.
Anatomic Excellence & von Hagens Plastination
Partners In Education
Since 2018, Anatomic Excellence has served as the exclusive source of teaching specimens from von Hagens Plastination (vHP) in the US, Canada and the Caribbean.
Personally trained by the inventor of plastination, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, our founder Graham Whiteside is a content expert on the benefits of plastinates and the vHP catalog of offerings.
Graham conducts site visits with institution leadership to assess how plastinates may complement their teaching philosophy and curricular needs, and guides stakeholders in the selection of specimens. Critically, he also facilitates the purchasing process and assists with the importation of specimens.
Our anatomy education products are one-of-a-kind, real, plastinated human tissue – ranging from single organs and total systems to whole body specimens – exclusively for medical teaching, anatomy labs and instruction.
Blood Vessel Configurations
Skeletons & Skulls
Bespoke Specimen Dissection
How We’re Different
The Benefits of Plastinates
Von Hagens’ plastinates are transforming the way anatomy is taught across the world. Providing accessible, authentic and affordable teaching solutions empowers educators to:
Mediastinal Organs & Diaphragm
- Thorax with 2 Large Windows on Each Side
- Lungs Removed
- Organs of Mediastinum In Situ
- Dissection of Upper Part of Abdominal Wall
- Diaphragm In Situ
Whole Head Specimen
- Arterial supply of the head and neck
- Deep dissection of right side of brain to expose cerebral arteries
- Left side of brain covered by arachnoid membrane & dura mater with blood supply
- Content of orbits in situ