Advantages to artificial models or wet specimens
As they stem from natural, individually grown bodies, Plastinates are better than any artificial three-dimensional models of the human organism, which have to be schematized. The learning path of students is accelerated and students’ understanding of material is demonstrably higher.
Often Plastinates are more revelatory than untreated anatomical specimens in formaldehyde. Diseases such as cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease can now be preserved and studied on a real body. When the physico-chemical treatment is performed correctly, the microscopic cell structures maintain their original shape. Thus, plastinates are very accurate representations of preserved bodies illustrating all functional structures perfectly.