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Polymer Preservation

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Our state of the art Polymer Preservation Program indefinitely preserves organic specimens, in both their shape and appearance.

Polymer preserved specimens offer advantages over other methods of preservation because they are anatomically precise, clean, dry and easy to handle. They are odorless, durable, and can be stored in easily accessible areas, such as libraries.

In addition, these specimens provide an excellent tool for teaching anatomy and pathology to students at all levels, and the specimens are an excellent resource for health care professionals. By using these specimens for teaching purposes, it greatly decreases and even eliminates the need for animal sacrifice for anatomy dissections. Since the specimens are reusable and will last a life-time, institutions will save money.

The University of South Carolina’s Polymer Preservation Program is available to preserve anatomical or pathological specimens provided by medical and veterinary institutions. Through our gift of body program, the laboratory can also provide custom prepared specimens to accredited educational institutions in the United States.

Please contact us to discuss your needs or interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

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