A couple of your Medgadget editors recently popped down to Anaheim, CA for MDM West, a large conference for medical design and manufacturing. While wandering the convention hall, we ran into a full scale vascular model made completely of glass by a company called Farlow’s Scientific Glassblowing. For 30 years, they have been hand blowing human models of vasculature (among other products) to enable fluid dynamics experimentation without using animal models. Their flagship model, the CAM 02, has all the major arteries in the body represented and is a beautiful piece of completely functional art.
From the product page:
Farlow’s CAM 02, also known as “Mrs. Einstein,” is our flagship model and the ultimate research tool. With all the major arteries of the body represented, this model will provide your research team the best possible venue for device testing. The CAM 02 is an always-willing patient for your new device. All four chambers of the heart are placed along with the coronary arteries and veins to allow for stent and defibrillator lead placement. The cost of this model is very competitively priced in relation to animal testing and experimental exploration. The CAM 02 also serves as a visually striking centerpiece that’s ideal for marketing and trade shows.
Product page: Farlow Scientific Glassblowing…