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SynDaver Labs to exhibit synthetic human at funeral service workshop

IMG_2026sHOUSTON – SynDaver Labs, a manufacturer of synthetic humans, is scheduled to exhibit their SynDaver Synthetic Human, which bleeds, moves and breathes at the semi-annual American Board of Funeral Service Education Self Study Workshop in Houston, Texas on April 16.

The ABFSE is being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Houston. The April workshop is part of the ABFSE Annual Conference.

SynDaver’s Synthetic Human will be on display for all attendees to view at their booth.

“Every industry that works with the human body in any form can benefit from using our products,” said Dr. Chris Sakezles, founder of SynDaver Labs. “We are excited to attend this year’s workshop and are looking forward to sharing our product with such an amazing group of professionals.”

SynDaver Synthetic Humans are used primarily for surgical simulation, medical training, and medical device development testing.  Similar to the human body, SynDaver’s products are made from a mixture of water, salts and synthetic fibers. The Tampa-based company has a proprietary library of more than 100 synthetic tissues.

They are used by high schools, colleges, medical schools, hospitals, funeral directors and the armed forces for a variety of applications. The system works with all known imaging equipment, including CT, MRI, fluoroscopy and ultrasound, and all known surgical systems – even those that employ energy such as lasers.

Besides medical-use applications, SynDaver has been used frequently in Hollywood productions.

The company’s products have been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, Grey’s Anatomy, AMC’s Shipping Wars and Discovery Channel’s MythBusters. Most recently, one of SynDaver’s Synthetic Humans was featured in the CSI series finale on CBS.

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 more than 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. SynDaver is located at 8506 Benjamin Road in Tampa. SynDaver can be reached by contacting 813.600.5530 by telephone.

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SynDaver empire strikes back, promotes employee to the official title of Darth Vader

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William Wright, Darth Vader of SynDaver Labs(VP of Operations)

TAMPA, Fla. – A short time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away… SynDaver Labs, a Tampa-based manufacturer of synthetic humans, promoted an employee to the newly created rank of Darth Vader on Monday.

In his new role, William Wright will be responsible for all aspects of operations for the Death Star, which at SynDaver looks more like a clone manufacturing facility than a massive space weapon. Since joining SynDaver in July of 2015 as their director of operations, Wright has helped double the production rate for their wide range of products.

Although human resources has banned the Dark Lord’s signature force choke method for ensuring employee compliance, Wright’s new title has been well received by the SynDaver Stormtrooper team. Also included in Wright’s promotion is the new external title of vice president of operations.

Before joining SynDaver Labs, Wright spent over 25 years working in the medical device, biotech and manufacturing fields, both domestically and abroad. He previously served in a senior operations capacity for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and worked in roles from director of operations to general manager for a wide variety of companies both large and small.

“Our company has grown considerably over the last six months and Bill is doing a fantastic job in pushing SynDaver to new operational heights,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, chief technology officer and founder of SynDaver Labs. “I know that he will succeed in his new role, and although he is a proud member of the Sith, may the force be with him.”

SynDaver Labs is the world leader in manufacturing of synthetic human cadavers and provides a wide variety of products used by education institutions, medical device companies and countless other industries. Their products are anatomically correct and include nearly every component of a human body. More sophisticated cadaver models manufactured by SynDaver are even able to bleed and breathe, and the pupils dilate when exposed to light.

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.

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Hungry Gators sought to swim in Shark Tank company

UFGatorsGAINESVILLE, Fla. – SynDaver Labs, a Tampa-based manufacturer of synthetic humans, is looking to hire up to 60 entry-level engineers from the University of Florida during the Spring 2016 Career Showcase this Tuesday and Wednesday in Gainesville.

The unique company was founded in 2004 by Dr. Christopher Sakezles, a University of Florida alumnus, who needed to test medical devices he was developing, but wanted a more affordable and ethical alternative to animal and cadaver testing.

Since then, the company has taken the medical simulation industry by storm by introducing the most comprehensive synthetic human ever developed.

SynDaver’s Synthetic Human isn’t the only unique thing they have become known for. SynDaver stirred up headlines in November by boosting salaries throughout the company by 20 percent. In December they were at it again by giving away more than $1.5 million in stock to their employees for Christmas.

In addition to offering traditional employee benefits like 401(k)s, health, dental and eye insurance, SynDaver hired a health and wellness director last June to ensure their growing team of employees was provided the opportunity to have their physical fitness needs met at work by offering a variety of daily fitness classes. SynDaver Labs also instituted a healthy eating initiative where employees can sign up for free fruits and vegetables each week.

Their main staple is still, of course, the SynDaver Synthetic Human, which has 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.

In early 2015, SynDaver Labs was featured on the ABC television show Shark Tank. SynDaver’s products have also been featured on Mythbusters, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI.

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.

 

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SynDaver, EMS announce partnership at IMSH

SAN DIEGO – SynDaver Labs and Education Management Services (EMS) have teamed up and plan to showcase their new partnership at the International Meeting for Simulation and Healthcare from January 17-20.

During the three-day conference the two companies will demonstrate what they believe to be the most medically accurate and comprehensive medical training simulation system built to date. This system will utilize a combination of SynDaver’s flagship Synthetic Patient model and EMS’s SIMULATIONiQ operating platform.

The SynDaver Synthetic Human is the most life-like synthetic human mannequin ever created, while EMS’s SIMULATIONiQ platform provides software and equipment that drives the entire simulation process and provides feedback, debriefings and audio and visual playbacks.

“We are excited to form this partnership with SynDaver Labs,” said Anurag Singh, CEO of EMS. “By integrating with these mannequins, SIMULATIONiQ customers are able to analyze and assess data over time, enabling our customers to better track the progression of learning.”

By forming this partnership, SynDaver Labs and EMS hope to establish a new standard for medical simulation training systems and better prepare students in the healthcare industry for real-world medical emergencies and patient-care protocols.

“We are constantly looking for ways to provide better products to our clients, and this new partnership with EMS will allow us to do exactly that,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, President and founder of SynDaver Labs. “We are thrilled to begin demonstrating the SIMULATIONiQ platform in conjunction with our Synthetic Human at IMSH, and know this is a step in the right direction for the medical education industry as a whole.”

The SynDaver Synthetic Human is used primarily for surgical simulation, medical training, and medical device development testing. SynDaver’s models are compatible with all known imaging equipment, including CT, MRI, fluoroscopy and ultrasound. Additionally, their products work with all known surgical systems, even systems that employ energy such as lasers.

Each SynDaver model includes skin with fat and fascia planes, all bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fully articulating joints. Additionally, models are equipped with a functioning respiratory system with a trachea, diaphragm and lungs, a complete digestive tract from esophagus to rectum, a urinary tract with kidneys, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen and reproductive organs and finally a functioning circulatory system with heart, coronaries, aorta, vena cava and vasculature to the extremities.

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 Education Management Solutions, LLC (EMS)
EMS is an industry pioneer in simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments ranging from clinical simulation management software and hardware, to counselor education, case authoring and virtual patient training. Working alongside subject matter experts, EMS serves as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the clinical simulation market forward with breakthrough technologies.

As the leader in simulation management technology since its founding in 1994, EMS offers complete turnkey solutions that include integrated software and hardware, design and planning, engineering, configuration, installation, training, file backup, cloud-based eLearning, and support

 

 

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University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, announces new synthetic anatomy lab using SynDavers

Print 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.

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Dr. Jodi Roller, dean of the University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences

“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.

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Tampa company gives away $1.5 million in stock for Christmas

IMG_2041TAMPA, Fla. – SynDaver Labs kicked off the holiday season by giving away $1.5 million dollars of company stock to their employees at their company Christmas party this past Friday.

The private stock offering was distributed to all of SynDaver Labs’ employees in non-management positions. The company is in the early stages of planning for an initial public offering and although a date has not yet been set, the IPO is on track to launch in 2018.

The stock giveaway was the latest surprise for employees who also received a company-wide 20 percent salary raise in November. Other employee benefits include comprehensive insurance programs, paid vacation, fitness classes, nutrition counseling and free fresh produce.

Established in 2004 and featured on the ABC television show Shark Tank in the beginning of this year, SynDaver Labs has experienced massive growth in 2015 and looks to continue their success in 2016. In addition to Shark Tank, SynDaver’s products have been featured on Mythbusters, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI.

The Tampa-based business is not only sharing its success with each of its current employees but is also focused on creating more jobs in the community.

“The holidays are all about giving back and in addition to our Holiday Toys-for-tots toy drive, we also wanted to show our employees how much we appreciate their hard work,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, chief technology officer and founder of SynDaver Labs. “SynDaver has huge plans for the upcoming year, we are hopeful that we can double our employees by the end of 2016.”

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.

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SynDaver Increases Base Wages 20 percent, Looking to Fill 25 New Positions

TAMPA, Fla. – SynDaver Labs implemented a 20 percent increase in base salary this month and is looking to fill 25 more newly-created positions at their Tampa headquarters as soon as possible.

Established in 2004 and featured on the ABC television show Shark Tank earlier this year, SynDaver Labs has experienced massive growth with no indication of slowing down. As a result, the Tampa-based business is sharing its success with each of its employees and creating new jobs in the community.

In addition to the recent pay increases, SynDaver will begin rolling out stock bonuses for employees. These stock bonuses will be given to employees prior to SynDaver’s initial public offering, which they are looking to do in the next few years.

Stock will be awarded in the form of bonuses to employees, based on performance, during their annual review. The first employee stock bonuses will be distributed during SynDaver’s annual Christmas party later this year.

“We wanted to thank our employees for all of their hard work. Our success didn’t happen overnight and we wouldn’t have been able to achieve it and continue to achieve it without them,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, chief technology officer and founder of SynDaver Labs. “We’re also in the midst of looking into further ways we can expand the benefits available to our team.”

Currently, SynDaver offers dental, health and vision insurance, personal training and nutrition counseling along with free fruits and vegetables weekly for employees. They also are given 12 paid holidays and 12 additional paid days off.

SynDaver Labs is currently accepting resumes from qualified applicants for a variety of positions and will be attending the Dimmitt Chevrolet & Aftermiljobs.com Veterans Career Fair on Nov 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, Fla. and is open to the public.

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.

 

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New Orleans high school becomes first high school to receive SynDaver Surgical Model

NEW ORLEANS – St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans became the first high school in the nation to begin using the SynDaver Synthetic Human Surgical Model this week.

The SynDaver Surgical Model is an elaborate and sophisticated full-body surgical simulator. The model is a 3-D jigsaw body puzzle with every muscle, bone, vascular component and organs removable and replaceable. It is programmable to simulate the circulatory system and will be used in senior and junior human anatomy classes.

“Through our growth, medical schools, hospitals and the U.S. military have adopted our products for education and training purposes,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, president and chief technology officer of SynDaver Labs. “We’re happy to say that St. Mary’s Dominican High School is now the first high school in the nation to adopt our technology and we’re sure that their students will gain a significant advantage over their counterparts in other schools.”

“We are excited to be the first high school in the nation to have the SynDaver Surgical Model which several medical schools use as part of their curriculum,” said Matthew Foss, Science Department Chair at Dominican. “It will allow our faculty to teach scale of the muscles, organs, and bones during their Human Anatomy classes. This is a complement to the classroom experience for our students. Thanks to the generosity of a benefactor, this addition was possible.”

The SynDaver is 66 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds (with the synthetic skin). When not in the classroom, it will reside in a 70”x 26” display storage tank. This wet storage keepDHS - SynDaver 037s the gel of the muscles hydrated and provides an anti-microbial environment.

Since 1860, St. Mary’s Dominican High School has been a leader of Catholic education in the New Orleans region. The school’s 155-year legacy is rooted in the tradition of prayer, study, community and service. These are the pillars of Dominican life and form the foundation for the Dominican student’s experience.

SynDaver Labs was founded in 2004 to commercialize a novel system of synthetic human body parts for the medical device industry. These sophisticated models replicate human anatomy in great detail, including individual muscles, tendons, veins, arteries, nerves and organs, all made from complex composites that mimic the properties of discrete living tissues. Made from water, fibers, and salts, each of these tissues have been validated for mechanical, chemical, thermal, and dielectric properties against the relevant living tissue.

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SynDaver to participate in military, veteran’s appreciation career fair in Clearwater Nov. 10

TAMPA, Fla. – SynDaver Labs, the manufacturer of the SynDaver Synthetic Human, is scheduled to participate in a career fair for military veterans, active duty members of the military and reserve military members who are transitioning out of military service on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater, Florida. The job fair will also be open to members of the general public.

SynDaver is currently looking to fill more than 25 open positions in the Tampa Bay Area.

In addition to the job fair, Dimmitt Chevrolet is planning to start their Toys-For-Tots collection drive on that day, which is the 240th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.  As a result, members of the Marine Corps and a static display are scheduled to be on site from the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion out of Tampa, Florida.

In addition to SynDaver, Allied Barton Security Services, Amerilife, American Power &  Gas, Avon, BayCare Health System, Clearwater Vet Center, CyraCom International, Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehab, DeVry University, Dimmitt Chevrolet, Eckerd College,  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Highway Patrol, Judge Public Relations, Jungle Cat Marketing, Levin Financial Group, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Paddock’s Coffee, St. Petersburg Police Department, Strayer University, Sunbelt Rentals, Supportive Services of Veterans’ Affairs, The Parts House, Top It Off Imprints, Troops to Teachers, Ultimate Staffing Services, WQYK-FM, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have already signed up to participate. Several more agencies, businesses and organizations are expected to attend.

The businesses in attendance will have representatives available to discuss employment opportunities with interested candidates.  One company has a specific need for bilingual candidates.

The educational institutions will be able to help explain how veterans can use their GI Bill benefits to further their education. The VA will be on hand to provide information about benefits veterans may be eligible to receive.

The event is scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Dimmitt Chevrolet, located at 25485 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33763. Businesses who are interested in hiring veterans and setting up a table at the event should contact james.judge@aftermiljobs.com or  susanallen@dimmittchev.com.

In April, Dimmitt Chevrolet hosted the American Cars, American Heroes job fair with more than 40 companies, education institutions and government agencies participating.

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