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‘Westworld’ IRL: Creating Lifelike Synthetic Human Cadavers

SynDaver Labs is in the business of flesh… faux, synthetic, creepily lifelike and anatomically accurate human flesh. The Tampa-based company builds hyper-realistic, synthetic cadavers for use in medical research.

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Each specimen they create is made to breathe, bleed and act just like a real human. A tour through the company’s lab is like something straight out of the television series “Westworld” — minus the never-ending narrative loops.

From skin with tissue to elastic tendons, the synthetic cadavers by SynDaver, are remarkable replicas of the human body. They consist of 85 per cent water along with a variety of fibres, salts and organic compounds


This validated technology is used to replace live animals, cadavers and even human patients in medical device studies, clinical training and surgical simulation.