About Plastination

Plastination

Plastination is a process used in anatomy to preserve bodies or body parts, first invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977.

The water and fat are replaced by certain plastics, yielding specimens that can be touched, do not smell or decay, and even retain most properties of the original sample. These specimens allow the study or research of the human body without the usual disadvantages of real human bodies like decomposition, smell and the health hazards of formaldehyde.