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Ward’s Preserved Specimens

Which Preparation is Right for You?

Compare all five of our preparation options to find the features that meet your needs. Click below each image for more details and to shop specimens.

 

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Preparation Odor/Off-Gassing Formaldehyde/VOC Levels Fixation Injection Options Packaging Options Shelf Life Dissection Guides Support Additional Features/Benefits

Ward'Select

Ward's Pure Preserved Specimens

100% Student-Safe, Zero Formalin Odor

None

 

Low to no VOCs

(<1 ppm Acetone, Formaldehyde, Benzene, and other harmful chemicals)

Fully-Fixed

High quality tissue and clear differentiation of organs and structures

Plain

Single

Double

Triple

Pails

Vacuum Packs

 

12-18 months unopened

After opening, several weeks or more

Free Dissection Guide Available Online

 

Backed by Ward's Science Plus Us team.

 

Ward's Science Exclusive Formalin-quality fixation without the odor or chemicals

No special ventilation or disposal process required

Formalin

Formalin Preserved Specimens

Highest-Quality for Hands-on Dissection

Some

As low as 1% formaldehyde - lowest possible levels to achieve maximum fixation results

Fully-fixed

Firm, sterile, thoroughly-preserved

Most true-to-life

Plain

Single

Double

Triple

Pails

Vacuum Packs

12-18 months unopened

After opening, several weeks or more

Free Dissection Guide Available Online

 

Backed by Ward's Science Plus Us team.

 

All specimens meet or exceed OSHA standards

 

Freeze-Dried

Freeze-Dried Specimens

Cost-effective and long-lasting

Some acetone odor from re-hydration

 

100% Chemical-Free

 

Organs and tissues retain natural coloration

 

Plain

Single

Double

Vacuum Packs

 

Unlimited shelf life in dries state

Re-hydrated specimens last for months

Free Dissection Guide Available Online

 

Backed by Ward's Science Plus Us team.

 

Ward's Science Exclusive

Lighter package weight for cost-effective shipping

Plastinated

Plastinated Specimens

Permanently-Preserved for Easy Demonstration

None

100% Chemical-Free

Durable, dry, odorless, free of off-gassing

Real biological specimens that have been preserved, dissected, and permanently plastinated for demonstration and display.

Variety of injection options available

Varies

 

Unlimited; Built to last in your lab indefinitely.

N/A

 

Backed by Ward's Science Plus Us team.

 

Widest selection of platinated species available from any supplier