Amniotic Tissue Custom Medical Model

Use your tissue allographs for patients, not for demos

The Challenge:

Many medical device professionals understand that making a replica of their device can be a valuable and economical way to outfit their sales reps.  But fewer have considered making a tissue replica, likely because they cannot imagine that a durable replica of fragile tissue is possible, much less that it will mimic how it behaves when floating in fluid or when applying it with tweezers.


Model Development:

Did you know that amniotic membrane used to treat wounds is .070-.150 mm thick?  Just to give you some reference, a single piece of copy paper is .010 mm thick.  Our model makers created hundreds of samples before arriving at some that lived up to our testing and expectations.  Durability, thickness, color, tear strength, elongation, and ability to unfold were just some of the properties and behaviors we were balancing. For example, a higher tear strength increases durability but inhibits realistic tissue movement.

The best samples were submitted for clinical evaluation and refinement.  New materials were ordered, existing recipes revised, and manufacturing processes adjusted.


Model Solution:

Pulse’s custom formulated amniotic membrane graft replica can be directly applied to wound models to mimic how the real graft conforms to tissue, bone, tendon, and other structures.  Clinical conversation will surface on how to use the product for surgical wound applications in spine, orthopedic, and neurosurgery and act as a barrier for applications to external wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, and burns.

When you are using live human tissue, economy is not the only factor in the decision to use a replica.  Products containing human cells have inherent value beyond financial.  Live cells should be respected and preserved for patient use, not for demonstration purposes if a suitable alternative can be developed.

As more biologic solutions become commercially available, Pulse expects the opportunity to make tissue replicas to increase.

Procedure Overview:

Amniotic membrane grafts

Chronic Wound Healing


Although this custom model is not available for sale to the public, we are delighted to make you a version that is specific to your unique medical device and procedure. Please use this link to start the process of receiving a model concept; a visual representation of how clinicians and patients will experience your product and procedure. Pulse MDM does not charge for model concepts or the conversations around them so there is no risk to see how we can help you to tell your story in the most engaging and memorable way possible.