SIMnext® reached an agreement with Gubener Plastinate GmbH to become the exclusive North American distributor of the von Hagens Plastination – Real Anatomy for Teaching line of anatomical specimens.

Anatomy Education

Intended for use in anatomy education, these products provide medical, nursing, and dental students with human anatomy specimens. Made by using silicone plastination technology, using the von Hagens plastinates reduces the use of human cadavers.

“Learning anatomy and the three-dimensional relationships of the human body is dramatically improved when students encounter models like these,” said John Vozenilek, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Simulation at OSF HealthCare. “Drawings and illustrations in books help, but they cannot properly represent the complexity of the human form like these models can.”

Jump Simulation & Education Center, a collaboration between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, is a testing site for Real Anatomy for Teaching. SIMnext's corporate offices are based in Peoria, Ilinois within Jump.