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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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SynDaver Labs to exhibit synthetic cadaver at funeral director expo

INDIANAPOLIS –SynDaver Labs, a manufacturer of synthetic humans, will be exhibiting at the annual National Funeral Directors Association Convention & Expo in Indianapolis from Oct. 19-21.

The NFDA Convention and Expo is being held at the Indiana Convention Center at 100 South Capitol Avenue in Indianapolis.

SynDaver’s Synthetic Human will be on display for all attendees to view at booth 1712.

The synthetic cadaver is the most complex synthetic human ever created and is made from water and a proprietary library of more than 100 synthetic human tissues.

The SynDaver Synthetic Human is used primarily for surgical simulation, medical training, and medical device development testing.

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 extremely popular in Hollywood.

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 Sept. 27.

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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MOSI, SynDaver to explore the human body with Synthetic Humans

MOSI_logo_hi_res_reverseTAMPA, Fla.SynDaver™ Labs, a Tampa-based company, which manufactures the most elaborate and sophisticated hands-on synthetic humans ever devised, has formed a strategic partnership with the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI).

This partnership enables MOSI visitors to learn more about their own bodies with SynDaver’s Synthetic Humans. These synthetic humans are used in medical research, training and engineering research, and replace the need for testing with animals or human cadavers. Unlike cadavers, the SynDaver mimics living tissue and is made of salt water and fiber, just like a human body.

“We’re excited about this partnership with MOSI to be able to allow the public to get a hands-on experience with our SynDavers,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, founder of SynDaver Labs. “So far, the only people who have really been able to access our state-of-the-art synthetic humans have been those conducting medical research and training, engineering research and training, or members of the military for medical training.”

To exhibit the educational potential of this incredible technology, MOSI will be hosting several live demonstrations for museum guests. Join the S.T.E.A.M.punks at noon on Thursday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 25, as well as 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27 at MOSI. These demonstrations will give guests a detailed understanding of the inner workings of the human body with the SynDaver. Guests will learn about the circulatory, digestive, and muscular systems in a way that allows them to see where each organ is located within the body, what color and shape it is, and how it interacts with other organs and systems in the body.

During MOSI’s premiere of Florida Hospital presents Live Surgery, on Sept. 28 and press conference on Sept. 29, participants will get a private, up-close look at SynDaver’s Synthetic Humans. Students from Middleton high school will have the opportunity to experience how this human bleeds, breathes, and houses hundreds of replaceable muscles, bones, organs, and vessels that mimic the properties of live tissue. Then, students will try their hand at stitching up the SynDaver with a suturing kit.

MOSI will be unveiling the SynDaver Synthetic Human in Montreal, Quebec, at the Association of Science-Technology Centers’ annual conference in October. This will give MOSI the opportunity to introduce this educational tool to thousands in the international science and technology center community. Finally, the SynDaver Synthetic Human will return to the museum in mid-Fall as part of the Amazing You exhibition.

SynDaver has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and Grey’s Anatomy, Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC’s Crossbones, AMC’s Shipping Wars and Engineering TV, as well as the cover of Today’s Medical Developments and the pages of The Huffington Post, Surgical Products magazine, Medical Product Manufacturing News, Medical Device Technology, EMS World Magazine, Inc magazine, Gulf Coast Business Review, Sarasota Business magazine, Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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Employee benefits package includes vegetables, fruits, fitness

IMG_2978TAMPA, Fla. – The company that manufactures synthetic humans is once again working to improve the organic humans who assemble their synthetic ones.

While nothing at SynDaver Labs is typical, their employee benefits package now includes a health and wellness program, which their employees have been increasingly receptive to.

In June, SynDaver Labs hired a health and wellness director to ensure their growing team of employees was offered the ability to get their physical fitness needs met while at work.

IMG_3964In addition to offering a variety of daily fitness classes, SynDaver Labs has instituted a healthy eating initiative.

In short, any employee who wants to eat healthy can sign up for a free week’s worth of fruits and vegetables that are distributed each Friday.

In three weeks, the program has gone from about one quarter of their employees participating to nearly all of their employees participating in the optional program.

“We recognize the importance of a good work-life balance,” said Dr. Christopher Sakeles, founder of SynDaver Labs. “As a result, we are really trying to create an environment where employees can take care of some of their physical fitness needs and their healthy eating goals while at work.”

On Monday, SynDaver started building out new space they recently acquired next door to their Tampa headquarters.IMG_4041 In the future, the unique company plans to have a full-scale gym and a mixed-martial-arts octagon.

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.

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Aspiring doctors of physical therapy to work on cadaver in intensive lab session

IMG_2026sKNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A first-of-its-kind class begins Monday with 66 students from South College set to begin lab work on a cadaver in an intensive laboratory setting at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville.

As strange as it may seem, the cadaver is actually a life-like synthetic human manufactured by SynDaver Labs. The students are part of a revolutionary new program designed to expedite the time it takes to complete a doctorate in physical therapy, while keeping tuition costs affordable.

“In recent years, it has become more expensive and more time consuming to become a doctor of physical therapy (DPT), which is pushing away those who can’t afford the education. At South College, we’re trying to change that,” said Dr. Michael Walker, Dean of South College’s School of Physical Therapy. “Every aspect of this program has been designed to ensure that students receive the best education possible, while minimizing the program’s overall duration and costs.”

Unlike other DPT programs, South College’s program is designed for completion of the program in two calendar years.

SAM Fionna (7)South College has embraced innovation and technology to accomplish these objectives. Using a hybrid-learning format, students participate in online instruction anywhere in the nation they can find an internet connection, attend lab intensive sessions at the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville for two weeks every quarter, and complete 31 weeks of clinical education.

“There are several problems with using real cadavers in this educational model,” Walker says. “Real cadavers increase the cost of education due to more frequent replacement, stringent use and storage requirements, and increased instructional time.  As a result, we have turned to SynDaver and state-of-the-art 3D anatomy software to create a more flexible and dynamic anatomy curriculum for our program.”

SynDaver’s Synthetic Human and partial-task trainers use synthetic tissues that are designed and modeled after living tissue.

“We have secured 10 patents on our technology and are very proud of the product we produce,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, founder of SynDaver Labs. “Our goal is to make medical training more accessible and more affordable.”

For more information, visit syndaver.com or southcollegetn.edu.

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.

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SynDaver CEO to sit on shark tank panel

TAMPA, Fla. – Founder and CEO of SynDaver Labs, Dr. Chris Sakezles, is planning to turn the tables as a Shark Tank panelist at the Greatness Beyond Measure Teen Summit, hosted by the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday.

The 7th annual GBM Teen Summit is a three day event from Friday through Sunday, which aims to encourage academic enhancement, self-empowerment and entrepreneurial development.

Sakezles will also have a SynDaver Synthetic Human on display prior to the Shark Tank competition during the GBM Internship & Scholarship Expo beginning at 11:45 am. Both the Expo and Shark Tank competition will be held in the Academic Center at Ringling College.

In May, Sakezles appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank to pitch his synthetic human cadavers, and through that experience, he brings unique insight to GBM’s version of the competition.

“I’m very much looking forward to participating in this event and it is my hope that we will help inspire future innovators and entrepreneurs to go out and change the world,” said Sakezles.  “Plus, it’ll be fun to sit on the other side of the negotiating table for a change.”

Contestants will be given two minutes to present their ideas to the panel of judges and the judges will evaluate their presentations based on a predetermined set of criteria.

For more information regarding the GBM Teen Summit, visit http://www.mygbm.net/.

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.

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