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Special Order Synthetic Human Organ Models for Surgery Training

Technology #20110220-5

Synthetic Human Organ Surgical Models

The synthetic human organ model is produced using a patented synthetic formula and a database of human tissue properties, creating realistic and complex anatomically accurate simulated organs using silicone. These models can be used as an alternative to human tissues, cadavers, and animal testing for surgery training and medical education. The models can also assist in the development of medical device engineering. The synthetic human organ models are made to accurately replicate the physical and mechanical properties of real human organs by using multiple layers of silicone, each with appropriate characteristics. By using silicone, the model is produced in a multilayer fashion with the capacity to imbed sensors within the tissues. Sensors and colors are imbedded within the model to create a realistic human patient simulator. These models can accurately represent the anatomy of different organs, allowing students and surgeons to practice and refine skills used in surgery.

Patient Organ Simulator Models

The development methodology efficiently produces patient organ models that are benchmarked against real human tissues to verify that the physiological aspect of the human tissue is captured. The models are created using an efficient five step process. The model is created using MRI/ CT data sets to produce organ-specific computer generated three dimensional models. The 3D models are printed as plastic molds, which are cast using a specialized cost effective formula for silicone gel. The silicone model that is produced is then tested against a human tissue database to confirm its physiological accuracy. This process creates an anatomically correct, physiologically realistic model for surgery simulation. The resulting synthetic human organ model provides surgeons and medical students with a simulator for surgery training.


  • Accurate modeling - the enhanced development process ensures a realistic physiological portrayal of the organ
  • Silicone organ models - offer the ability to imbed sensors and colors within the models; the organo-silicate formula is created, refined, and benchmarked against our proprietary human tissue database
  • Eliminates the need for animal based training - synthetic human organ models have the ability to replace animal testing, human tissues, and cadavers
  • Efficient and cost effective - an efficient five step process is used to create the model with cost effective silicone gel. The surgical models can be reused.