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Biology model makers elevate performance attributes

New designs are bigger than actual sizes and have built-in modules to aid training.

Suppliers of biology models in China are enhancing product features to facilitate medical instruction and demonstration.

Human anatomy model
This human anatomy model from Shanghai Fashion has detachable parts.

In this regard, manufacturers are launching designs with larger dimensions. Ear replicas, for instance, are made six times bigger than actual parts. Measuring 55x25x38cm, pieces show the organ's inner structure in detail. Prices can top $15.

Suppliers are also incorporating computer systems that enable simulation of real body processes. Pregnancy models are equipped with modules that imitate actual delivery, including various placenta and infant positions. Units also boast flexible joints and removable abdominal walls.

Biology models for medical, nursing, diagnostics, obstetrics, infant care and first-aid skills training are all available from China. Products that mimic the human anatomy and display various acupuncture points are offered as well. The last two categories dominate exports in the line.

The materials, sizes, and features and functions are the main price differentiators.

Acupuncture models: Typical full-body designs are 20 to 178cm in height, and show the 361 regular and 48 extraordinary acupuncture points. PVC, fiberglass and silicone are the common material options.

Low-end releases go for $6 to $12. Male versions stand at 50cm, while female variants are 48cm high.

Some pieces are also marketed in individual body parts, including ear, hand and foot. Utilizing mostly PVC, such designs measure less than 23cm. The quotes are $3 to $7.

Prices for midrange versions are $20 to $26. The right side shows the muscle structure, while the other half exhibits the different acupuncture points. The height can reach 60cm.

Upscale products exceed $50. They are available in larger sizes and have additional features. Apart from the different acupuncture points, these detail the 14 primary, 12 divergent and 15 connecting collateral channels, and the 12 muscle and cutaneous regions. The left side provides a view of arteries, veins, blood vessels, muscular structure and neural distribution. Cun markers, China's traditional unit of length, are likewise included. The price is $165.

Human anatomy models: Similar to acupuncture versions, these pieces are available in full-body types and separate parts. PVC is the choice input.

Low-end products are quoted at $19 to $35. The sizes resemble that of actual versions. The palmar interossei, and muscles of the upper limbs, foot soles and hips are examples.

Midrange models go for $54 to $80. Releases come in male and female types, although more expensive versions boast dual sex features. Designs imitate the upper body and are smaller than actual life sizes. The head, brain, lungs, heart, stomach, liver, kidneys and pancreas are popular inclusions.

High-end pieces are priced above $150. Besides the abovementioned organs, models come with chest cavities, eyeballs, vertebrae orinfants, and measure 85cm.

Full-body variants, meanwhile, can exceed $1,000. They are 173cm in height, and have detachable muscles and limbs.

Product gallery

Skeleton model
Product gallery

Full Aid Co. Ltd

Model: XC-101
MOQ: 100 pieces
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $78
Description: Skeleton model; PVC; detachable legs; shows nerve branches, vertebral artery and herniated lumbar disc; skull includes movable jaw, detachable calvarium, suture lines and three removable lower teeth; washable; 100x46x28cm; 13kg


Acupuncture model

Full Aid Co. Ltd

Model: XC-501
MOQ: 30 pieces
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $165
Description: Acupuncture model; fiberglass; displays 14 primary channels, and 361 standard and 48 extraordinary acupuncture points; cun measurements; left side shows neural distribution, and artery, vein, blood vessel and muscular structures; 128x45x59cm; 25kg

Stomach model

Ningbo Orient Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd

Model: OTPU-51
MOQ: 5,000 pieces
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $0.29
Description: Stomach model; PU; 9.5x6.5x3.5cm; 23g

Brain model

Ningbo Orient Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd

Model: OTPU-538
MOQ: 5,000 pieces
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $0.25
Description: Brain model; PU; 7x5.8x4.6cm; 23g

Knee joint model

Shanghai Fashion Plastic Products Co. Ltd

Model: XC112 Knee Joint
MOQ: 10 pieces
Delivery: 10 days
Price: $8
Description: Knee joint model; demonstrates flexion, extension, and internal and external rotation; 17x14.5x24cm; 1kg; 10 pieces per 74x43x28.5cm carton; 8kg gross weight

Heart model

Shanghai Fashion Plastic Products Co. Ltd

Model: XC-307A Heart Model
MOQ: 10 pieces
Delivery: 10 days
Price: $8
Description: Heart model; PVC; shows ventricles, atria, valves, veins and aorta; removable front wall for viewing internal structure; can be separated into two parts; detachable stand; 15cm in height; 400g; 50 pieces per 66x30x38cm carton; 32kg gross weight

Pregnancy model

Shanghai Honglian Medical Instrument Development Co. Ltd

Model: GD/F55
MOQ: 1 unit
Delivery: 14 days
Price: $2,650
Description: Pregnancy model; delivery and fetal heart controllers; simulative cervical and adult CPR electronic display; antepartum cervical changes, birth canal relation, and postpartum perineum incision and suturing modules; simulative placenta, umbilical cord, cervical os and postpartum uterus; movable soft pad for practicing Leopold's maneuvers; CE

CPR training model

Shenzhen Xunfengtong (XFT) Electronics Co. Ltd

Model: XFT-0003A
MOQ: 100 units
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $35
Description: CPR training model; simulates emergency cases; indicates whether location and depth of compressions are correct; suitable for automated external defibrillator training; disposable lung bag; 40x21.5x36cm; 1.1kg

Human anatomy model

Yueqing Lianying Import & Export Trade Co. Ltd

Model: J3301 Human Torso Model 85cm
MOQ: 100 pieces
Delivery: 30 days
Price: $60
Description: Human anatomy model; PVC; 90x41x29cm; 9kg gross weight

Note:This article was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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