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 Hanna Long

Cadaver labs are for students and other medical professionals to have hands-on experience working with the human body, as well as equipment and new surgical techniques that advance their continuing education. Surgeons are invited to laboratories around the world to become certified in certain products and procedures. These labs assist surgeons perfect their surgical technique, and allows surgeons to work  with different body types and sizes as well as equipment that allow them to be more prepared when in the surgery room.

But that brings up a question; How can I obtain or purchase cadaver lab and Bioskills equipment? Here are a few ways to go about it:

  • Renting Equipment Short Term (Rentals for a single cadaver lab event)
  • Leasing, or Long-Term Rentals (Equipment that is used semi-frequently or needs constant maintenance)
  • Purchasing Equipment Outright (Items that will be used in every cadaver lab)

Let’s take a look at each of these.

Obtaining Equipment


Firstly, if you are a for-profit facility, renting equipment for a single lab has advantages, like passing on equipment costs directly to the industry partner that is hosting the lab without incurring costs directly for your Bioskills lab. Equipment gets shipped in before the cadaver lab and sent back to the supplier after the lab. The top advantage to this is space. Instruments and equipment for the lab won’t crowd or take up more space than necessary when not in use. This frees up your storage area for other equipment and supplies. The downside to this is possible miscommunication and unforeseen shipping delays. Inevitably, there will be something damaged in shipping, lost in translation or the wrong items ordered for two different labs. Renting is great in a pinch but not a great way to impress your industry clients long term, because things may eventually get missed. You will want to rent items that are used too infrequently to justify purchasing. If you are renting units more than once a month, then a long-term rental may be a better option.


Second, leasing equipment for your cadaver lab allows you to have the benefit of being the middle ground between one to one rentals and owning the equipment. The benefit of a long-term equipment rental is cost savings over time and ease of use.  The equipment is stored at your facility, so it’s ready whenever you need it, therefore, don’t need to worry about missing a shipment of a rental or incure the total cost of owning and maintaining the equipment. Lease agreements are created around your needs and time frame. Leasing equipment for your cadaver lab can be as short as a 1 year or as long as 5 years. If choosing to lease your equipment, you will have the option of 3 coverage plans to help protect your investment.

  • No coverage plan and you are responsible for any repairs or replacements to the equipment.
  • Minimal coverage plan that will allow for some repair costs or replacements to be covered.
  • Full coverage plans take the worry out of repairs and replacements and allows for repairs and replacements to be covered under your lease agreement.

Long term leasing options are great for items that are needed regularly but get upgraded often enough or break in shipping easily that single use renting or owning equipment is not advantageous. Items like power equipment and endoscopy towers can fall into this category.


Lastly, the option to purchase the equipment for your cadaver lab outright. Purchasing the equipment gives you the option to have the equipment completely at your disposal. If the item you are seeking to obtain will be used in most of the cadaver labs you host, for example, a C-arm or cadaver table, owning the item becomes the best solution.

Ultimately, it will come down to your budget for the lab.  Renting is a great way to pass on the charges and make a little on top, but in the end, owning or leasing equipment will give you the biggest return on your investment for your cadaver and Bioskills lab.  

To get more information on our rental or leasing programs please follow the link below and one of our team members will reach out to you!