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UA College of Medicine Cuts Deal for Synthetic Cadavers

Medical education at 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.

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