Synthetic Tissue Phantoms


Whether you need eyes, arteries, organs, or multi-layer tissue, we provide hydrogels in various form factors. We create synthetic tissue phantom formulations according to your requirements, providing the properties necessary for your application.

Customizable Hydrogel Properties

  • Hardness
  • Elasticity
  • Lubricity
  • Puncture resistance
  • Tear strength
  • Permittivity
  • Conductivity
  • Cutting behavior of "native tissue" (mechanical and energy-based)
  • Ultrasound and x-ray contrast
  • Coefficient of friction

Synthetic Tissue Applications 

Custom Synthetic Tissue Phantom Development

Few trends within the healthcare industry are more predictable than increasing surgical complexity matched by decreasing invasiveness. The benefits are unmistakable, however practical challenges remain regarding how best to train the surgeons and doctors of the future.  Traditional methods of using cadaveric models are no match for modern education settings, limitations include limited life, ethical obligations, cost, repeatability, and difficulty in obtaining specimens.  More importantly a cadaver's physiology is not always sufficiently similar and generating a reliable model for diseases is not easy.

The demand for tissue phantoms is clear; hydrogel models can match the desired tissue mechanical properties, and can be tailored to provide a specific function or response.  By matching the general structure and water content of natural tissue, hydrogels have proven to be a superior alternative to commonly used rubbers and elastomers.

Please contact us for further information.