Brentwood Academy becomes first high school in Nashville area to use SynDaver’s life-like human anatomy technology

High school anatomy students at Brentwood Academy got to preview the new technology on Feb. 21 during a diagnostic exercise. Science department administrators at Brentwood Academy plan to extend the integration of SynDaver’s technology into the curriculums of more anatomy and physiology classes offered at the school, and eventually into lower level biology classes and middle school science classes.


“The SynDaver provides a platform for applying knowledge of many different aspects of physiology and anatomy. The life-sized, anatomically accurate model will help students better visualize structures and connections that are discussed in class,” said Jeff Bryant, dean of faculty and science department chair at Brentwood Academy. “Textbook photos are good, desktop models help, but SynDaver is the ultimate model in that it puts the structure in its anatomical context and can be manipulated by the students.”

The SynDaver Anatomy Model’s tissues are composed of water, fibers and salts, similar to a living organism and they accurately mimic the textual feel of live tissue. The model is equipped with replaceable muscles, vasculature, bones, organs and more.

SynDaver’s synthetic technology is an animal-friendly and cost-effective education tool that can be used to elevate student interest and, therefore, comprehension of anatomy-related coursework.

“We’re thrilled to bring this technology to students at Brentwood Academy and applaud the forward-thinking decision of the donors, administrators and faculty members who made this possible,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, founder of SynDaver. “Using SynDaver technologies in new and existing anatomy curriculums enables students to gain significant advantage over peers who learn through traditional text books.”

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About SynDaver
Headquartered in Tampa, SynDaver is the world’s leading manufacturer of hyper-realistic, synthetic human and animal models for medical education, training and surgical simulation. SynDaver’s synthetic bodies mimic live tissue properties and are used by high schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, medical device companies and the military for training, testing and validation. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties. Made from a proprietary formula of water, salts and fibers, the company holds 14 patents on their materials, processes and the related products. SynDaver has more than 100 employees at its 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. For more information on SynDaver or their product offerings, visit

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