Intricate Anatomy

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Intricate Anatomy is a start-up company that will provide osteology and plastinate specimens for the educational, medical, and public communities.
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Andrea Mellyn
Small Business
Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
1 Team Member

Intricate Anatomy LLC

Founder

My name is Andrea Mellyn and I am the founder of Intricate Anatomy LLC. I have been working in the medical research and education industry for the past 7 years. Anatomy is my absolute passion and I whole-heartedly feel that anatomy is not only beneficial to the medical and educational communities but should also be more readily available to the general public as well. Anatomy expands our knowledge and curiosity of the natural sciences and of our own bodies.

Impact

Once, we as a community, became aware of the rampant spread of disease and destruction to our bodies, a new interest has emerged in the advancement of our knowledge of health, fitness, and in taking care of ourselves. The ability to see anatomy and its pathologies first hand allows us to understand the body and what affects our choices have on it.

Healthy lungs vs. Smoker's lungs

Anatomy is also a pure and natural form of art. The beauty of the inner workings of a biological creature is so magnificent and awe-inspiring. Each and every cell, tissue, organ, and body system work together in perfect harmony to create thinking, eating, breathing, and moving creatures; creatures that have learned how to manipulate and transform the environment around them.

Sheet Plastinate print for sale on fineartamerica.com

Benefits

Anatomy has long been used to educate future medical practitioners in a form that also exposes the student and educator to toxic preservatives. Although the dissection of a preserved biological specimen is still necessary and provides the greatest experience for learning, osteology and plastinated organs and bodies can supplement the dissection process and provide greater opportunities for learning without any toxic properties.

Osteology displays have long been a favorite for people of all interests, but with the method of plastination, the entire anatomical form can now be available for special interest purposes as well.

What is it?

Osteology is the cleaning and articulating of bone to recapture the skeletal form of a creature. 

Mouse

Plastination is a preservation technique that creates a dry and odorless specimen that can be held and stored with ease, or it can create a sheet slice as in the image of the fish above. Currently there are only a handful of plastination laboratories operating in the United States and several more operating outside the United States.

Plastinated Heart from Body World's Exhibit

Mission

Intricate Anatomy LLC will provide osteological and plastinated biological animal and human specimens. We believe anatomy should be preserved for tomorrow’s understanding.

How will the money be used?

You will be helping to fund the basic supplies and marketing materials in order to help get Intricate Anatomy LLC off the ground. As well as the bare essentials to get started, the money will be used for production of the perk rewards and shipping costs as well as 3 months of overhead so we can begin production.

We are asking for $10,000 to cover these costs and get Intricate Anatomy LLC started with the osteology portion of the business. If the campaign exceeds the amount being asked the extra funds will be used to acquire more supplies to handle larger osteology specimens, as well as begin to acquire supplies to get started with the sheet plastination method.

Some basic supplies will include:

  • 6ft worktable
  • Deep freezer for storage
  • Osteology cleaning and whitening supplies and materials
  • Osteology articulation materials and showcases for display
  • Marketing materials such as brochures and website development

Perks

What we are offering for our perks are Intricate Anatomy t-shirts and scrubs and the first production of our osteology products including small and medium sized animal skulls and skeletons. The small sized animals will include things like mice, rats, and quail. The medium sized animals will include things like small pigs, rabbits, and chickens.

We are very excited to offer you our first products!

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that not everyone can contribute to our start-up. For those of you who believe in what we are trying to do we would appreciate if you could share our campaign with others. We believe we will change the way people see and use anatomy and hope that we can all help to get the word out.

Please visit our Facebook page to like and share it and to help spread the word about our endeavors and receive any updates on the progress of our start-up. Just use the Facebook share tool below.

The link to our website is also available through the button below but it is in the process of being built.

We also added a link for our blog that will be about everything anatomy, not just the business. This site is also in the process of being built.

Thank You everyone for your support!! We really appreciate it. (

All animals are ethically obtained.)

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  • $15USD
    A Good Karma Thank You

    We thank you for your support, and in doing so we will send a Thank You card to your address. We will also display your name on our supporter page of the website once it has launched.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $35USD
    Intricate Anatomy T-Shirt

    For thanking you we will send you an Intricate Anatomy t-shirt and a Thank You card to your address. We will also display your name on our supporter page of the website once it has launched.

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  • $55USD
    Small Animal Skull

    We will ship you a small animal skull. The skull will be dependent on what is available at the time. We will also ship a Thank You card to your address and display your name on our supporters page of the website once it has launched.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $100USD
    2 Small Animal Skulls

    We will ship you two different small animal skulls so you can compare two different species. The skull will be dependent on what is available at the time. We will also ship a Thank You card to your address and display your name on our supporters page of the website once it has launched.

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  • $250USD
    Small Animal Skeleton

    We will ship you an articulated small animal skeleton. The skeleton will be dependent on what is available at the time. We will also ship a Thank You card to your address and display your name on our supporters page of the website once it has launched.

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  • $500USD
    2 Small Animal Skeletons

    We will ship you two articulated small animal skeletons. The skeletons will be dependent on what is available at the time. We will also ship a Thank You card to your address and display your name on our supporters page of the website once it has launched.

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  • $1,000USD
    3 Osteology Items & Scrubs

    We will ship you 2 small animal skeletons and a medium animal skull. The skull and skeletons will be dependent on what is available at the time. We will also ship you a set of Intricate Anatomy scrubs. Everyone loves scrubs! You will get a Thank You card shipped to your address and your name will be displayed on our supporters page of the website once it has launched. You will also receive a 10% off coupon for any future product available.

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  • $2,000USD
    4 Osteology Items & Scrubs

    We will ship you 2 skulls and 2 skeletons, one each from a small animal and one each from a medium animal. The animals will be dependent on what is available at the time. You will also get a set of Intricate Anatomy scrubs and of course a Thank You card shipped to your address. We also display your name not only on our supporters page but also on a plaque that will hang on the wall in our laboratory. You will also receive a 25% off coupon for any future product available.

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  • $5,000USD
    The Ultimate Supporter

    To show gratitude for our ultimate supporters we will ship you 4 articulated skeletons of your choice from a list that will be emailed after the campaign has ended. You will also receive 2 pairs of Intricate Anatomy scrubs personalized with your own name and a Thank You card. Your name will be displayed not only on our supporters page but also on a plaque that will hang on the wall in our laboratory. You will also receive a 50% off coupon for any future product available.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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