TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota announced Wednesday they have placed an order for six SynDaver Synthetic Humans, which will be a part of “one of the most complete state-of-the-art synthetic anatomy learning facilities in the nation.”
SynDaver Synthetic Humans are primarily used for surgical simulation, medical training, and medical device development testing.
The models include skin with fat and fascia planes, all bones, muscles, tendon and ligaments, fully articulating joints, a functioning respiratory system with trachea, lungs and diaphragm, complete digestive tract from esophagus to rectum, urinary tract with kidneys, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen and reproductive organs. A functioning circulatory system with heart, coronaries, aorta, vena cava and vasculature to the extremities is also included.
SynDaver’s Synthetic Humans work with all known imaging equipment, including CT, MRI, fluoroscopy and ultrasound, and all known surgical systems – even those that employ energy such as lasers.
According to the university, the purchase of the SynDavers was made possible by a grant from the Maragret A. Cargill Foundation. The technology will go towards enhancing the preparation and prevalence of rural health care providers.
“While many schools utilize real cadavers that are tediously dissected and can only be used once, the SynDaver™ Labs technology creates the world’s most realistic synthetic human tissues and body parts that are flexible, can be studied in less time and are durable and less costly,” said Dr. Jodi Roller, dean of the University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences. “I think this technology is the wave of the future and we are proud to be on the ground floor of its advancement as it greatly enhances our present method of virtual anatomy teaching.”
About SynDaver Labs
SynDaver Labs manufactures synthetic humans for training in schools, hospitals and military installations. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties and all SynDaver tissues are made from water, salts, and fibers. The company currently has 10 patents on these materials, processes, and related products. SynDaver Labs is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and employs nearly 100 people. The company also has an advanced research facility located in Phoenix, Arizona and is planning additional facilities in the U.S., China, Europe, and Latin America.
About the University of Mary
As a Christian, Catholic, Benedictine institution, the University of Mary offers education for the whole of life through cutting-edge professional programs grounded in a solid liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, Mary offers nearly 60 undergraduate, and 14 master’s degrees, and three doctoral programs in Education, Nursing Practice, and Physical Therapy. The University of Mary is also home to the new and innovative Year-Round Campus — where students have the option to earn their degree in 2.6 years and master’s in four years. With over 3,000 students, Mary has locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Kansas, Arizona, Rome, Italy and Arequipa, Peru as well as vibrant online offerings. For more information, visit www.umary.edu.