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3D deer head

MNPRO has created prototype 3D printed models of a deer head. These novel tools, printed at the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, can be utilized to demonstrate the removal of lymph node and brainstem samples for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing. This model is highly useful to help educate hunters, cervid farmers, students, and professionals who may need to sample target tissues for CWD testing.

Lymph node sampling video

The process of tissue identification and lymph node collection is described while referencing a virtual representation of the Version 1 3D deer head model.

Are you looking to get Version 1 or Version 2 of the 3D printed deer head model?

Fully printed models can be purchased through the BMDC. Please contact Paul at rothw026@umn.edu for pricing and printing options.

STL files and instructions can be purchased to print your own 3D deer head model. Please see the UMN Technology Commercialization website for more information.

Version 1 - Single piece 3D model with accessible and removable medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes.

Version 2 - Two piece 3D model with accessible and removable medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes and brainstem.

CWD booklet

This informative and captivating e-booklet describes the nature, transmission and progression of chronic wasting disease in deer. With succinct, easy-to-read descriptions and attractive graphical illustrations, this 28 page e-booklet provides a basic understanding of the disease in an engaging way for both kids and adults in multiple communities.

Multiple versions of this CWD e-booklet can be obtained through the Office of Technology and Commercialization at this link.