If you want to see and buy Beta-Version specimens you need to register as a development partner. It is very simple:
– Send an e-mail to cvhorst(at)plastinate.com. Tell me your username and that you would like to become a development partner. If don´t have an account you can register here.
– Drop a view words about yourself and your profession. There is no need to work at a university to become a development partner, but it would be helpful if you have the chance to show the Beta-Version specimens to other people and get their feedback as well.
– If you buy specimens from the Beta-Version section you should send feedback after 3-4 weeks. If we do not get feedback after 6 weeks, your account will be changed to regular customer.
The complex topography of the equine head is a challenge for vets. Teeth problems can cause paranasal sinus pain and horse tooth extraction can open the maxillary sinus. Beautiful visualisation of horse head anatomy. Find this image print offered in the plastination shop.
Rabbit thorax section anatomy with spinal cord and dorsal and ventral root of the spinal nerv. Beautiful visualisation of neuroanatomy and other interesting details like the vascularisation or the thin scapulae. Find this specimen offered in the plastination shop.
What is a Research Outlet Plastinate?
Many plastinates are being prepared with a scientific focus on investigating and documenting anatomical structures. If the goal is a specific anatomical detail such a project might result in a number of specimens all visualising the requested detail in a perfect way but taking less care of other critera like the surface and egdes of the specimen, allowing slightly more gas and debris inclusions and maybe even grinding artefacts in areas that are not in the focus of the investigation. After the documentation of the visible details these plastinates are kept in stock and can be offered as outlet plastinates.
Do all offers in the outshop come from research projects?
No. Besides from scientific research and anatomical imaging projects outlet offers can also come from late stages of developing new techniques (Prototypes and Beta-Version specimens), from specimen presentations (show pieces), plastination exhibitions for rent or from returned orders. In case of high stock of certain specimen types you will even find regular A-quality specimens offered in the outlet shop.
What can I expect from an outlet offer?
All outlet offers fulfill the good standards of plastination and anatomical preparation and allow investigation of anatomical details. I recommend taking a close look at the description image. If present in the specimen, you will be able to recognise any major gas or debris inclusions, preparation artefacts, etc. Also take a look at the outside shape and surface of the specimen.
Can I return outlet offers?
Yes, you can return outlet items within 1 month. Please inform me within 1 month after you will have received the item. As soon as I receive the returned item you will get a full money refund including the shipping charged in the shop. You would only have to pay the cost for the return postage. I recommend insured registered mail for returning items.
Ostrich head specimen. The plastination specimen shows the huge size of the ostrich eye in relation to the complete head and many other interesting details of the ostrich and bird anatomy like the pecten oculi, sinus infraorbitalis, trachea diameter, etc. Find this specimen offered in the plastination shop.
European Association of Veterinary Anatomists (EAVA) congress in Vienna started today: It is such a pity that I cannot attend. At least I can offer a 25% discount for all items in the www.plastination-shop.com and for all available regular specimens. Please use the code “EAVA2016” (valid until 31.7.2016)
Fish anatomy specimen. The veterinary anatomical sheet plastination specimen shows relevant anatomical details of the morphology and topography of fish like heart, brain, air bladder, spinal cord, finns, etc. From a animal welfare point of view the position of the fish heart and brain are particularly relevant. Only exact knowlegde of the position of these two fish organs makes sure that fish do not suffer more than necessary during slaughtering. Observing the normal size of the air bladder also makes clear how moving fish from deep water to the surface can cause the typical signs of barotrauma: bulging eyes and bloated abdominal area. Most important the real fish anatomy specimen allows understanding how complex and fascinating even a small fish is inside. This results in more respect for fish and any living organism. You can buy this print at the plastination shop. Also find many real anatomical outlet plastinates and prints at www.plastination-shop.com