New anatomical tissue bank for Europe
30 August 2012
MedCure has announced it is opening a non-transplant
anatomical tissue bank on 1 Sept, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It
will provide cadaveric tissue specimens for use by universities, medical
researchers and educators in Europe.
“It has been traditionally difficult for researchers and
physicians to acquire unembalmed cadavers for their research,
education, or surgical training in Europe,” said April Salsbury, CEO
of MedCure. “Unembalmed cadavers provide an exact representation of
human anatomy, including the variation from individual to
individual, unlike any available anatomical models.”
Dr Orhan Arslan, course director of anatomy at University of
Southern Florida Health, says there is no substitute for a human
cadaver for teaching. "The virtual approach can't substitute for the
real thing. It cannot be taught by looking at slides or listening to
a lecture," he said.
Salsbury states, “This is an exciting opportunity for our
European partnerships. Access to quality cadaveric anatomical
specimens is fundamental to medical health technology advancement.
Our European location will provide greater access to our unique
services and enhance research within the medical community.”