The art of plastination deals with preservation of organs, tissues and whole beings. Plastination, unlike preservation through formalin, involves a series of processes that replace the fluids in the tissues and organs by reactive plastics such as silicon rubber, epoxy resin and polyester resin, in a special vacuum process. This achieves the same objective as formalin, which is to prevent decay, and also retains the natural colour and texture of the specimen. Gunther von Hagens, research assistant at the Institute of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at the University of Heidelberg, in 1978, accidentally stumbled upon using plastics to preserve anatomical specimens.
Tags Art of plastination Epoxy resin Fluids in the tissues Gunther von Hagens Institute of Anatomy and Cellular Biology Natural colour and texture of specimen Plastics to preserve anatomical specimens Plastination Polyester resin Preservation of organs Reactive plastics Silicon rubber Special vacuum process Tissues University of Heidelberg
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