Plastination is the safest and most innovative way to teach anatomy, using real organs, directly manipulable in any situation and environment (on-site and on-line).
1. Specially prepared for the theoretical-practical teaching of Veterinary Anatomy. Its realism and easy manipulation promote rapid student integration during online teaching.
2. Ideal complement to dissections, as they provide a learning experience that facilitates understanding of the body’s three-dimensional organization.
3. They allow direct manipulation of real organs in any environment and without personal protective measures.
4. They promote teaching innovation in any teaching program (systematic, functional, topographic, clinical anatomy) or methodology (flipped class, seminars, cases…)
5. Ideal for the study of comparative anatomy and to increase student confidence.
6. Avoid exposure to toxic fumes and invest in protective equipment and embalming solutions.
“We often use plastinated organs in our anatomy teaching during dissection sessions and in class. Occasionally, they are also used by students in their demonstrations. These pieces are are well valued by both students and teaching staff”
Juha Laakkonen, PhD Veterinary Anatomy, University of Helsinky
“The teaching staff use plastinated specimens, both as a support for traditional dissection and to show the students structures of clinical importance. All our plastinated specimens have been produced by Discover-in and are of excellent design. Along with my colleagues and our students, I am very impressed with the quality, ease of use and educational benefit of these plastinated specimens
David Kilroy, Veterinary Anatomy lecturer, Veterinary School, University College Dublin
It is a technique by which the tissues fluids and part of the fat are replaced by a polymer. This technique allows to prepare real organs of unlimited duration in time, manipulable in any situation and environment.
Students can manipulate 100% real organs. In online classes the teacher can show anatomy in an attractive, comfortable and real way.
The School can keep an organ library unlimitedly.
Wide variety of organs of the different domestic species.
Teaching experiences in any field and easy storage, without the need for special equipment.
Manipulable organs in any situation and environment, without the need for gloves or other means of individual protection.
We prepare plastinated anatomical pieces adapted to the teaching or research needs of each University.
Currently our plastinated pieces are found in Veterinary Schools around the world.
Some of the universities throughout the world that already have DISCOVER-IN plastinated pieces:
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad de Antioquia
University of Pretoria
UCD University College Dublin
University of Helsinki
University of Cambridge
Universidad de Alicante
Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir
CEU Universidad Cardenal Herrera
University of Surrey
University of Bristol