The American Plastination Company, previously known as Corcoran Laboratories, Inc., has been providing real human plastinated anatomical teaching aids to medical universities around the world for over 20 years. The study of human anatomy has long been and continues to be essential for training future doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals. At The American Plastination Company we do not sell human tissue. Upon requesting any plastinated anatomical teaching aids from us, and should we approve of that request, then the specimens will be donated to that medical institute for the cost of plastinating/preserving the specimens. It will be the medical institute’s right to keep the specimens indefinitely, but should the medical facility no longer wish to keep the plastinated specimens, then APC will arrange for the specimens to be returned to us.
The American Plastination Company was established in May of 1996. The plastination process that is used was developed by Dow Corning of Midland, Michigan in the United States of America. The American Plastination Company is the sole company to have these worldwide-patented rights. The plastination (polymer preservation) of anatomical teaching aids is the only product that APC produces. Our specimens are made to be handled by the classroom and are toxic-free, odorless and will last for many years. We are on the cutting edge of medical science in the field of providing permanently preserved teaching aids to medical schools for their students to study and learn from.
Our specimens come from willed body programs in the United States of America. Donors donate their generous gift to the medical field for the sole purpose of helping educate our future generation of doctors and medical personnel. All donors are given identification numbers by the donor programs, which is passed along to us, so that the donors can be traced at any time. Any tissue that is not used for our plastination process is returned to the donor programs to be cremated for the next-of-kin/families. APC is given serology reports by the donor programs for the donors received to show that the tissue used is free of Hepatitis B and C and HIV.
We also offer the opportunity to plastinate the tissue that has been dissected by students in their anatomy labs. With this service, APC does not provide the tissue used for the dissections, so the school is responsible for procuring the donors, but we will gladly plastinate the dissections. Once the specimens have completed our plastination process, they will be returned to their appropriate school for future educational use. The American Plastination Company goes to great lengths to ensure our customers receive the best teaching aids in the world. With our state-of-the-art laboratory and our innovative plastination process proves no university is too big or too small to take advantage of our plastination services.