Andries J. van Dam, started his career as collection manager / conservator at the Anatomy Museum of the Leiden University Medical Centre.
His research interest has primarily been focused on fluid preservation. He has published several papers in journals such as Collection Forum and Cell Preservation Technology. During this period he also represented national and international professional societies such as ICOM-CC.
His pragmatic approach to classic problems encountered in fluid preservation has lead to several discoveries and innovative ideas such as an alternative for formalin, a decision-making model for the conservation and restoration of fluid preserved specimens, the Alcomon Indicator System, the Universal Stopper Jar Opener, and Fix for Life, a safe embalming method preserving life-like morphology.
About Fix for Life
Fix for Life BV is the sole distributor of F4L embalming, preservation, and sanitising products that enable safe and realistic training opportunities on cadaveric material used in Medical, Biomedical, and Biotechnical Sciences.
The Fix for Life method has been the result of many years of conservation research, set-up and supervised by Andries J. van Dam, conservator at the Anatomy Museum in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy and Embryology of the Leiden University Medical Centre.