Von Hagens Plastination

Our Mission

Dr. Gunther von Hagens teaching students 

Von Hagens Plastination provides real human specimens for education and research to the medical and health communities, as well as for informal learning experiences to public museums and science centers. 

Our mission is to advance the education of medical and health science practitioners through the dissemination of refined anatomical specimens, rendered through the groundbreaking science of plastination invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977. As the leader in plastination, our range of innovative educational resources is designed to teach current and future medical and healthcare professionals. Improving the anatomical knowledge and education of future doctors is ingrained in our service and commitment to the medical and health sciences. 

More than 400 teaching institutions around the world use plastinated specimens for teaching.

Our line of anatomical resources includes silicone plastinates, sheet plastinates and blood vessel configurations that stem from real human bodies preserved through the revolutionary technique of plastination.

Plastination is an innovative preservation method of biological tissue that replaces bodily fluids with polymers and was invented and further developed by Dr. Gunther von Hagens. All our plastinates are produced in Germany at the Gubener Plastinate GmbH under the leadership of Dr. Gunther von Hagens.