The Closest Thing to Live Tissue

Sutures and behaves like real tissue | Non-toxic | Dispose with regular waste

About LifeLike BioTissue

LifeLike makes amazing materials and models that mimic the mechanical properties and anatomy of the human body. Our products are used by surgeons and trainees for the acquisition and maintenance of basic and procedural skills.

Our technology has been used is surgical skills labs in more than 50 training hospitals in The United States, Canada and Europe, and the technology continues to be acknowledged by leading surgeons as an excellent training tool.

The technology has the potential to replicate a wide array of complex human soft tissues. It has also been recognized for its excellent ultrasound capability. The tissues have also been sought by a growing group of global medical device companies for use in product training, demonstrations, as well as research and development.


Our cardiac products include heart valves and vessels for a variety of surgical training applications.


View our wide range of vessels in different diameters, thicknesses and anatomy.

Plastic & General

Our plastics and general models include skin, small bowel, embedded structures and many more.

OB/GYN & Urology

Our OB-GYN and urology products include vaginal cuff, urethra, ectopic pregnancy, bladder tissue and more.


"You get an A+ for customer service and communication in my book. Kudos! I was extremely pleased with everything about the microvessel tissue and its performance. I will have to admit I was also surprised at the strength of the vessel considering how fragile it looks in the water. The adventitial layer really impressed me and was quite useful in manipulating and approximating the edges of the cut vessel."

- Darla S. Morton

Department of Orthopaedic Research, Carolinas Medical Center

"I wanted to thank you for developing such a great subcuticular model. I had wanted something like that for years and it now has really improved our skills labs. We no longer have to utilize pig's feet which is a huge plus!"

- Katie Moreland

MBS, Project Coordinator, VirtuOHSU Surgical Simulation Center, Oregon Health & Science University

"We used the LifeLike BioTissue conduits for our surgical resident wet lab program and found them to be incredibly realistic. The conduits provided the residents with an appreciation for tissue handling and were ideal for anastomotic exercises."

- Gideon Cohen

MD,MSc,PhD,FRCS(C), Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Program Director, Cardiac Surgery Residency Program, University of Toronto /// Staff Surgeon, Division of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Schulich Heart Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

"I would give your microvessel product a 9.5/10. Excellent."

- Nicolas Guay

MD, FRCSC, Assistant Professor Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Ottawa

"Your skin is exceedingly realistic."

- Arthur  Friedlander

MD, FRCSC, Professor of Oral & Plastic Surgery, Department of Veteran Affairs, Los Angeles, CA


"I am a strong advocate of distributed skills training and we know that fidelity matters. LifeLike BioTissue?s vascular conduits provide a realistic and affordable medium for the acquisition and retention of basic vascular anastomosis skills and our residents really like working with them"

- Dr. Erica Mitchell, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery - Program Director for Vascular Surgery - Associate Medical Director for VirtuOHSU, Surgical Simulation - Oregon Health & Science University

"I am very impressed. I think this will be a very useful training tool."

- Paul W.M. Fedak

MD PhD FRCSC, Cardiac Surgeon, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary

"A great product. Far more realistic than using graft material."

- Mark Walsh

MS, MD, FRCSC, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dalhousie University, General Surgery Residency Program Director, Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, Halifax, Nova Scotia

"We are all trying to get our 10,000 hours in, simulation with Lifelike tissues is helping us to achieve this goal"

- Bobby Yanagawa

MD, PhD, Resident, Division of Cardiac Surgery Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

"LifeLike BioTissue's simulator products are as close as you can get to real tissue and translate into a much improved surgical skills training experience"

- John Parker

Director of CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics London Health Science Centre

"We use the Wet Lab trainer with LifeLike BioTissue vessels to demonstrate and train surgeons on our Cyclone OPCAB proximal anastomosis assist device. The simulator allows surgeons to safely experiment and gain a high level of proficiency in OPCAB suturing prior to surgery"

- Kirk Honour

COO, Castlewood Surgical

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