SYNDAVER LABS MANUFACTURES THE WORLD’S MOST SOPHISTICATED SYNTHETIC HUMAN TISSUES AND BODY PARTS – ALL DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED RIGHT HERE IN TAMPA BAY.
Our SynDaver Synthetic Human bleeds, breathes, and employs hundreds of replaceable muscles, bones, organs, and vessels which are made from materials that mimic the mechanical, thermal, and physicochemical properties of live tissue. This validated technology is used to replace live animals, cadavers, and human patients in medical device studies, clinical training, and surgical simulation.
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 form 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.
In fact, SynDraver Labs maintains the world’s largest database of LIVE tissue properties, and our products are used in such diverse fields as surgical training, medical device testing, consumer products evaluation, and ballistics testing
Work on this technology was initiated at the University of Florida in 1993. Initial studies involved the manufacture of synthetic trachea models to replace live animals in testing of airway devices and the development of interpenetrating polymer-fiber networks to mimic lumenal structures such vessels.
The materials developed as a result of these studies are now used extensively in the industry as simple vein and artery mimics.