New Canine Synthetic Cadaver from SynDaver – Funding Campaign Launched

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TAMPA, Fla. – A Tampa biotechnology company unveiled their latest creation on Tuesday, a new skinless breed of dog, which will result in thousands of animals being saved as it is distributed. SynDaver Labs, the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic humans, unveiled the SynDaver Synthetic Canine and launched a $24 million crowdfunding campaign. The campaign will begin to end a process known as terminal surgery labs. The product will immediately end the need for terminal surgery labs in veterinary medical schools and represents the beginning of the end of animal testing in general. The SynDaver Synthetic Canine is not only a skinless dog, but rather an extremely detailed and realistic surgical trainer.

It will provide veterinary students with an anatomically accurate and realistic platform to practice surgical procedures. Similar to the SynDaver Synthetic Human, the canine utilizes SynDaver’s patented SynTissue, which mimics living tissue, includes a full list of functioning bodily systems, and has the capability to simulate customized diseases, illnesses and medical complications. The synthetic dog even has a heart with a heartbeat, a circulatory system, and bleeds when surgical cuts are made. In addition to launching the SynDaver Synthetic Canine, the company also announced the launch of one of the most ambitious crowdfunding campaigns in history.

SynDaver hopes to raise $24 million through their campaign page on Indiegogo.com. If the company is successful with the campaign, SynDaver will provide up to 20 synthetic canines to each accredited veterinary college around the world, completely free of charge. By providing each veterinary college with a full complement of their new synthetic canines at no cost, SynDaver will effectively eliminate the practice of terminal surgery labs. In veterinary medicine, terminal surgery labs involve teaching students how to perform certain surgeries on live, anesthetized shelter animals, and then euthanizing the animal immediately following the procedure. The SynDaver Synthetic Canine will also eliminate the need for canine cadavers, which are also typically euthanized animals from shelters.

While these kinds of labs are not as widely used as they once were, many veterinary colleges across the U.S. and around the globe still rely on terminal procedures to educate students. “If we launched this product organically, it might take us a decade to put canine cadavers into every veterinary college and many more animals would die needlessly as a result,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, chief technology officer and founder of SynDaver Labs. “With the help of the crowdfunding campaign, we can do this practically overnight, and start to put an end to terminal labs for good.” According to experts, this technology will save thousands of lives and revolutionize veterinary medicine education. The SynDaver Synthetic Canine is similar to their human products.



The canine models are anatomically accurate, with fat, fascia planes, all bones, muscles, ligaments, fully articulating joints, and each of the bodily systems. The product has been acclaimed by experts in the veterinary industry and has even garnered the support of Dr. Michael Blackwell, the chief veterinary officer of the Humane Society of the United States. “A significant number of students do not care to be involved in terminal surgery procedures or the use of live animals when there is an alternative,” said Blackwell. “I am so happy to have this change because that is where we need to be today.” SynDaver has been working closely with the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine throughout the development of the SynDaver Synthetic Canine to create the most lifelike and realistic synthetic canine possible.

If SynDaver exceeds their $24 million crowdfunding goal, the company plans to begin working on the SynDaver Synthetic Feline next. There are also plans to develop synthetic horses and cows. To learn more about ending terminal surgery labs, visit endterminallabs.com. About SynDaver Labs SynDaver Labs manufactures synthetic humans for training in schools, hospitals and military installations. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties and all SynDaver tissues are made from water, salts, and fibers. The company currently has 10 patents on these materials, processes, and related products. SynDaver Labs is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and employs nearly 100 people. The company also has an advanced research facility located in Phoenix, Arizona and is planning additional facilities in the U.S., China, Europe, and Latin America.

Learn more at the Syndaver Labs website today!


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Syndaver Showcases Synthetic Cadaver and EMS SimulationIQ Partnership at IMSH 2016

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In this video interview from the IMSH 2016 exhibit hall, we learn more about a new partnership between Syndaver and EMS SimulationIQ to increase the learning opportunities for those that are educating healthcare learners with synthetic cadavers. Watch this exclusive HealthySimulation.com video interview from the trade show floor to learn more about Syndaver’s Anatomy Model and this new A/V recording / statistics capturing partnership with EMS SimulationIQ:

About the New Partnership:

During the three-day conference the two companies will demonstrate what they believe to be the most medically accurate and comprehensive medical training simulation system built to date. This system will utilize a combination of SynDaver’s flagship Synthetic Patient model and EMS’s SIMULATIONiQ operating platform.

The SynDaver Synthetic Human is the most life-like synthetic human mannequin ever created, while EMS’s SIMULATIONiQ platform provides software and equipment that drives the entire simulation process and provides feedback, debriefings and audio and visual playbacks.

“We are excited to form this partnership with SynDaver Labs,” said Anurag Singh, CEO of EMS. “By integrating with these mannequins, SIMULATIONiQ customers are able to analyze and assess data over time, enabling our customers to better track the progression of learning.”

By forming this partnership, SynDaver Labs and EMS hope to establish a new standard for medical simulation training systems and better prepare students in the healthcare industry for real-world medical emergencies and patient-care protocols.

“We are constantly looking for ways to provide better products to our clients, and this new partnership with EMS will allow us to do exactly that,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, President and founder of SynDaver Labs. “We are thrilled to begin demonstrating the SIMULATIONiQ platform in conjunction with our Synthetic Human at IMSH, and know this is a step in the right direction for the medical education industry as a whole.”

Learn more about Syndaver and EMS SimulationIQ!

SynDaver Labs Gives Away $1.5 million in Stock to Employee for Christmas

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The holiday cheer is strong with SynDaver this Winter! What a commitment to employees and to medical education!

TAMPA, Fla. – SynDaver Labs kicked off the holiday season by giving away $1.5 million dollars of company stock to their employees at their company Christmas party this past Friday. 

The private stock offering was distributed to all of SynDaver Labs’ employees in non-management positions. The company is in the early stages of planning for an initial public offering and although a date has not yet been set, the IPO is on track to launch in 2018.

The stock giveaway was the latest surprise for employees who also received a company-wide 20 percent salary raise in November. Other employee benefits include comprehensive insurance programs, paid vacation, fitness classes, nutrition counseling and free fresh produce.

Established in 2004 and featured on the ABC television show Shark Tank in the beginning of this year, SynDaver Labs has experienced massive growth in 2015 and looks to continue their success in 2016. In addition to Shark Tank, SynDaver’s products have been featured on Mythbusters, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI.

The Tampa-based business is not only sharing its success with each of its current employees but is also focused on creating more jobs in the community.

“The holidays are all about giving back and in addition to our Holiday Toys-for-tots toy drive, we also wanted to show our employees how much we appreciate their hard work,” said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, chief technology officer and founder of SynDaver Labs. “SynDaver has huge plans for the upcoming year, we are hopeful that we can double our employees by the end of 2016.”

About SynDaver Labs
SynDaver Labs manufactures synthetic humans for training in schools, hospitals and military installations. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties and all SynDaver tissues are made from water, salts, and fibers. The company currently has 10 patents on these materials, processes, and related products. SynDaver Labs is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and employs nearly 100 people. The company also has an advanced research facility located in Phoenix, Arizona and is planning additional facilities in the U.S., China, Europe, and Latin America.

Learn more at SynDaver.com today!


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EMS Distributes Panasonic’s 3D Multiview Anatomy Image System — IMSH Video Interview

At IMSH 2015 Education Management Solutions (EMS) showcased their new distribution of Panasonic’s 3D Multiview Anatomy Image System – an impressive way to explore the realistic anatomy of cadavers in a simulated environment. Using 3d glasses, participants can continue to remove various layers of anatomy and move about the cadaver from all angles. This provides a realistic version of anatomy which 3d models can only imply, while reducing educational costs and simultaneously maintaining fidelity. The system can either be stand alone or built for network access depending on your learning needs. Watch our interview above to see how easy to use and effective the system really is!

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About the System:

The 3D Multiview Anatomy Image System, which includes 1,200 real cadaver images, helps to enhance any anatomy course by providing learners the ability to navigate efficiently through different bodily layers and structures in a three-dimensional space. The 3D Multiview Anatomy Image System provides learners (including residents, medical and nursing students) more autonomy in choosing different views, angles, and combinations of anatomical images than are possible in traditional cadaver-based instruction.

Learn more at the EMS SimulationIQ website today!