The Application of an Indigenous Polymer for the Plastination of Teaching Anatomical and Biological Specimens

Authors

  • Alaa A. Sawad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13807

Keywords:

polyester resin, education, impregnation, formalin, plastination

Abstract

Plastination was fabricated in 1978 by Dr. Gunther Von Hagens at the University of Heidelberg,, Germany,
which Kept for the good conservation of anatomical and biological material. The present goal was to utiliz a
cost- effective plastination polymers as compared to the standard S10 technique using silicone polymers. The
S10 is the original silicone polymer used for the preparation of plastinated specimens and whole dissecting
body.
. Specimens were fixed in formalin 10%, dehydrated and decreasing in acetone, and at last,impregnated by
local commercial unsaturated polyester resin and ultimately hardening at 50 °C temperature.
The plastinated specimens were clean, durable ,odorless ,portable and non-toxic ,it can be kept for long
durations without any changes .The usage of widespread S10 silicon method is high costs so with the aid
of using indigenous chemicals it is possible to produced low costs anatomical models for education and for
studying anatomy.

Author Biography

Alaa A. Sawad

Prof., Department of Anatomy, College of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Alaa A. Sawad. (2020). The Application of an Indigenous Polymer for the Plastination of Teaching Anatomical and Biological Specimens. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 2702-2706. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13807