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Plastinates

Plastination is a technical procedure for preserving biological material, created by Günter von Hagens in1 971, which consists in extracting bodily fluids such as water and lipids by means of solvents, such as cold and warm acetone and replacing them with elastic silicone and epoxic resin. This technique presents the following advantages:

  • Eliminates the need of a conservation system for plastinated specimens, which must only kept away from direct sun light and when they are not exposed , must be protected in bags or display cabinets.
  • Coloring resembles natural color, although this will depend on the embalming mixture that was used to preserve the tissue.
  • Results in great rigidity of the dissections, with prolongs the use and allows better handling.

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