The von Hagens Plastination anatomical specimens are innovative educational resources designed to improve the anatomical knowledge and education of medical students, nurses and other allied health care professionals. More than 400 teaching institutions around the world use plastinated specimens for teaching. 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 of our plastinates are produced in Germany at Gubener Plastinate GmbH under the leadership of Dr. Gunther von Hagens. All Plastinates are odorless and non-toxic even when handling without gloves. They are durable, flexible, authentic and do not shrink.