The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India has established a state of art Research & training facility, as a part of its efforts towards the education of students as well as qualified Professionals. The Cadaveric Research and Training facility (ACSST), one of its own kind, has been developed with the intention to provide opportunity to learn in a ‘near life’ situation. The facility has been made possible through a generous grant from Indian council of Medical research (ICMR) and Department of Health Research (DHR), New Delhi.
ACSST is committed to provide facilities and resources for conducting courses for medical graduates and professionals. The facility provides specially prepared cadavers suitable for any form of surgical training. This enables us to conduct courses in Basic & advanced surgical procedures, orthopedic Procedures, Neurosurgical procedures, surgical exposures and keyhole surgery like Arthroscopy, laproscopy, Cystoscopy, Neuroendoscopy etc. ACSST is an ideal environment for advanced cadaver training and offers a unique surgical experience that recreates the feel and appearance of an operating room.
The cadaver laboratory allows Research and Development and biomedical research to develop and validate new products / techniques / implants & new surgical procedures.
ACSST has cadavers with organoleptic properties, which mimic almost real life situations. The commonly used formalin embalmed cadavers are rigid & are of little use for surgical training. Hence, AIIMS forensic specialists have devised a novel method of whole body preservation, due to which the cadaver remains soft for longer periods and the body tissues feel a lot like almost normal living patient. All cadavers are rigorously tested for infection by our competent microbiologists before being transported into the ACSST. These tests screen all donors for infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C etc.
ACSST includes a storage facility, which can currently accommodate 30 cadavers. It is complimented by already existing technically advanced, well-equipped seminar halls with facilities to conduct lectures, Video-conferences etc. Faculty, who are trained and experienced in conducting each of these courses are invited from all over India & abroad. Facility is open for use by Medical Professionals & industry to promote quality training & research activities.