Anatomic Excellence provides qualified users with von Hagens Plastination’s (vHP) real human skulls, skeletons and individual bones. Each is ethically-sourced through the Institute for Plastination Body Donation Program and expertly prepared via a revolutionary technological process by the anatomists of vHP.
Advantages of Authentic Bone
Humans are born with 270 bones, many of which fuse over time resulting in adults with between 206 and 213 bones. More than half of these are found in the hands and feet, and those in the skull tend to be the most challenging to teach and to learn. Unlike artificial models, real human bones:
Provide Revelatory Insights
Depending on an individual’s age at their time of death, bones tell a story. From density to muscle markings, authentic bone study is critical to every med student. Our products can optionally include in situ plastinated nerves and blood vessels.
Empower In-Depth Skull Study
The individual bones of our expanded medical skulls are separated and then reconnected with high-grade steel wire, leaving equal spaces between the bones. This allows for a 3D view of each single skull bone and grants a comprehensive interior view.
Offer Return on Investment
Medical skeletons, skulls and bones prepared by von Hagens Plastination are defatted and bleached. They are dry, non-toxic, odorless, durable, representative of their original characteristics, and will not yellow over time.