Michigan Plastination Laboratory, Inc. Policy Terms and Conditions

These policies are in effect as of January 1, 2020.

  1. The Michigan Plastination Laboratory, Inc. will be referred to as MI Plastination Lab in these Terms and Conditions.

  2. MI Plastination Lab does not sell human specimens by United States law. It is illegal to sell human bodies or tissue in the U.S.A. Upon requesting for any plastinated human specimens from MI Plastination Lab, and should MI Plastination Lab approve that request, then the specimen(s) will be donated to that medical facility for the cost of plastinating the specimen(s) along with company expenses. It will be the medical facility’s right to keep them for however long they deem necessary. Should the medical facility no longer wish to keep the plastinated specimen(s), then they should be returned to MI Plastination Lab for cremation. 

  3. The cost of preparing each plastinated specimen varies depending on the size, weight, length, etc. of the tissue being plastinated. The invoice total that the medical facility receives covers tissue material, dissection, plastination chemicals, supplies, laboratory tools and equipment, coolers, freezers, insurance, lease of building and all other expenses incurred by MI Plastination Lab. The specimens themselves are free and donated to the university. 

  4. The order process starts when the prepayment has been received into MI Plastination Lab’s bank account. Once prepayment has been received, the order will start and tissue will be ordered. If there is a remaining balance on the order, then that must be paid within 15 days of the receipt of the final invoice (by email) to the medical facility, and before the order is shipped. After an additional 15 days, if the final payment is not received, the order will be deemed CANCELLED and restocked. If other payment arrangements have been made, then they will be noted on the invoice.

  5. All completion timelines stated on the price quote given by MI Plastination Lab are approximate. The plastination process could take anywhere from 3 months to 7 months for completion, or longer, depending on the order size.

  6. Should an order be cancelled, for ANY reason whatsoever, the customer will automatically forfeit their prepayment and their order. The reason for this is that once MI Plastination Lab receives the order and prepayment, MI Plastination Lab will already have time, material, dissection, chemicals, etc. into the order. The tissue material CANNOT be returned, and once the dissectors have started, MI Plastination Lab has to finish with the cost of plastinated the specimen(s) and also the cost of storing and cremating the extra material waste. 

  7. All payments due to MI Plastination Lab must be made by wire/ach transfers, unless you are located in the United States, then MI Plastination Lab will accept checks. All charges will be on the invoice, including, but not limited to: shipping, special handling and special crating. ANY DISCOUNT ON ANY SPECIMEN(S) WILL BE AGREED UPON BEFORE INVOICING AND WILL BE NOTED ON THE PRICE QUOTE. There will be no additional discounts given once the quote from MI Plastination Lab has been accepted.

  8. Should any plastinated specimen(s) from MI Plastination Lab be broken upon delivery, then the damaged plastinated specimen(s) will be replaced at no cost to the customer whatsoever. The medical facility or distributor will have 3 (three) business days from the time the specimen(s) have been received to inspect, approve or disapprove the specimen(s), take pictures, and send them via email to MI Plastination Lab for a new specimen approval.

  9. A price quote of any kind is valid for 30 days from the date on the price quote of the plastinated specimen(s) requested, unless stated otherwise on the quote, or if given an extension by MI Plastination Lab in writing or email. 

  10. Any changes to these policies can be made without notice.