Pigs regularly play an important role in vital medical research through the use of porcine organs and tissues.
One such area is the field known as TERM, or tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Tissue regeneration can change the lives of humans and animals alike, making progress in this field of research even more critical.
A study published in October in the Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering discusses how porcine organs – more specifically, porcine hearts – helped advance this research.
As we’ve noted in the past, researchers use porcine models in part because of their biological similarities to humans. Past blog posts have discussed their use in pancreatic cancer research and organ transplants.
We’re proud of the part Animal Biotech has played in helping advance this kind of work. For more than two decades, we’ve worked with biomedical companies to provide them with porcine cadavers and live pig models. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your next project by supplying medical-quality porcine organs, tissues and more for research.