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How Porcine Tissue May Help Liver Transplant Patients

Two pigletsHernias occur after about 30 percent of orthotropic liver transplants, or OLT.

As discussed earlier this year in the Germany Journal of Gastroenterology, a group of Austrian researchers looked at this problem and found that use of porcine non-cross-biological patches seemed feasible for hernia repair after OLT.

The study notes that “wound infections in these patients have been observed with other meshes. Further investigation is needed to prove potential superiority of this biological to the other meshes.”

This research is yet another example of the way porcine tissue can help the human body repair itself. As we’ve reported in past blog posts, other studies have looked at how pig models can help repair the human heart and treat cancer patients.

Animal Biotech is proud of the role it has played in this sort of work over the last 26 years. We’ve dedicated ourselves to providing high quality research porcine models and post mortem tissues and organs to the biomedical research community.

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