RICHARDSON, Texas – Leaders from SynDaver, a medical technology manufacturing company focused on the creation of high-fidelity synthetic human and animal simulators for medical and veterinary training, are scheduled to expo its technology on Friday at the Richardson Independent School District (RISD) Health Science Showcase at Methodist Richardson Medical Center.
During the event, school district representatives from across North Texas, the Texas Education Agency and Region 10 will tour the facility and learn about students, staff and the business and industry partnerships that strengthen the CTE Health Science program in RISD.
Representatives from SynDaver will be onsite during the event to provide demonstrations of the company’s Advanced Modular Mannequin (SAMM), which we’re recently purchased by RISD for use in its high school health science curriculum. Students will soon be able to utilize the eight SAMMs purchased by RISD for hands-on education vignettes and medical procedure training.
Additionally, SynDaver’s founder and CTO, Dr. Christopher Sakezles, will participate in the showcase program and Q&A session.
“It is an honor to be a part of this event and to help showcase the amazing work being done by the students, administrators and faculty at RISD,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, founder of SynDaver. “By utilizing advanced medical simulation technology in a real-world setting, we’re sure that their students will gain significant advantage as they progress to the next stage of their education, and ultimately a career in the medical science field.”
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, SynDaver is the world’s leading manufacturer of hyper-realistic, synthetic human and animal surgical trainers. SynDaver’s synthetic bodies simulate fully-functioning live organisms and are primarily used 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 14 patents on these materials, processes and related products. Currently, SynDaver employs more than 100 people at their facilities in the U.S. and is planning additional facilities in Europe, China, Brazil and India.
SynDaver products have been lauded by industry experts and earned a cult following after appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank, MythBusters, Grey’s Anatomy, and the series finale of CSI. The company’s models are also expected to feature prominently in multiple episodes of the upcoming MythBusters 2.0.