215.766.7413

Boston, MA

Animal Biotech Industries is Your Biomedical Research Partner in Boston, MA

Animal Biotech Industries, Inc. is a private corporation that was established in 1990 to support the biomedical research community by supplying them with live high-quality research porcine models, as well as high-quality post mortem tissues, organs, and glands.

ABI was conceived and is currently operated by scientific professionals who have dedicated themselves to producing superior animals and tissues as well as superior service.

ABI has proudly exhibited quality and expertise in animals and biological materials since 1990.

Live Animal Models for Boston, MA Facilities

Animal Biotech Industries is a USDA Class B Licensed Dealer (23-B-0155) that sells live porcine for research in Boston, MA and beyond. ABI has been in compliance with the USDA/APHIS since becoming licensed in 1990.

All ABI operations meet and exceed the following guidelines:

  • The Animal Welfare Act, 2005
  • The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Ag. Research and Teaching, 1988

ABI research swine are raised in a large, isolated breeding and growing swine complex. All Yorkshire crossbred pigs are managed by professional porcine specialists and veterinarians to maintain the highest standards of health and genetics.

  • All growing areas are state-of-the-art, climate controlled buildings.
  • Growing pigs receive special diets formulated on the farm for each age and weight group according to the NRC (National Research Council) (1983) recommendations
Our Healthy Breeding and Research Swine Herds
  • The ABI breeding herd has been monitored annually for brucellosis and pseudorabies, and has tested negative since 1994.
  • The herd also tests negative for Salmonella Species.
  • All production herd animals are vaccinated for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Circovirus and Swine Influenza Virus (SIV).
  • The breeding herd is wormed with Ivomec and vaccinated for Leptospirosis, Erysipelas and PRRS prior to breeding.
  • Young research swine receive iron at three days of age. They are vaccinated for Rhinitis, Mycoplasma and Hemophilus Pneumonia, and are wormed with Fenbendazole at weaning.
  • The pigs continue to receive Fenbendazole every four weeks until they grow out of the sales inventory weight range, which prevents internal parasite infestation and larval migration.
  • The ABI research swine herd has tested negative for Malignant Hyperthermia (MH). All genetics introduced into the herd are free of the MH (Stress) gene.
  • ABI has high-quality Yorkshire Crossbred research pigs available at all ages, sexes and weights, all year-round.
Animal Delivery to Boston, MA Research Labs

Animal Biotech Industries has a state-of-the-art delivery truck fleet that includes highly customized light- and medium-duty box trucks. The ABI delivery trucks traveling to Boston, MA combine fresh and climate-controlled air for the animals during delivery via Thermo-King Shuttleaire systems that deliver fresh air at a rate as high as 100 air changes per hour.

It is critical to deliver the animals in a stress-free environment, and because of this, ABI takes swine delivery to the highest level.

  • Animals are housed in compatible groups within aluminum pens on contact bedding, both of which act as environmental enrichment while animals are in transit.
  • ABI’s highly trained delivery drivers are required to maintain extremely detailed records of the cargo climate and the animals’ behavior during the delivery. This is accomplished by computerized systems, manual checks and camera systems.
Porcine Tissue Shipping to Boston, MA Research Labs

All Animal Biotech Industries, Inc., post mortem pig tissues are harvested fresh according to Boston, MA client specifications and are immediately chilled at 35-37 degrees Fahrenheit. ABI maintains this temperature throughout the tissue processing, packaging and shipping procedures until they reach the client facility. 

  • All transportation of ABI’s post mortem tissues is done via FedEx.
  • Clients are included in the inner tracking circle with FedEx so all parties stay informed of the status of the packages while in transit until clients receive them.
  • We closely monitor client packages to be sure they are not held up during the delivery process.
Our Facilities

The buildings that make up ABI’s multipurpose research swine complex were built with the future in mind. There are separately isolated areas for breeding, gestation, weaning, growing and holding animals.

The purpose is to increase production in order to meet the demands of our clientele, and to create an atmosphere that allows ABI to produce the healthiest research swine in the industry.

Learn about our Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory here.

Contact Animal Biotech Industries
Call 215.766.7413 or send a message through our website.

 

About Boston, MA

Boston is both the largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the capital of the state, making it the largest city in New England and the 24th-largest city in the country. In 2015, the city's population totaled 667,137, though it has a population of 4.7 million in the greater metropolitan area. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded by English settlers in 1630. It played a major role in the American Revolution, and has become a center for manufacturing, education and culture in recent years. In fact, Boston is considered an international epicenter for higher education, with a number of law, medicine, engineering, and business universities throughout the city, including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University & Medical Center and Brandeis University. Diverse subsections within the city have given Boston the nickname "a city of neighborhoods," with a diverse range of races and nationalities scattered across the city. The section of the city adjacent to the Fenway district contains a number of medical and research facilities, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 

    Boston, MA was the home to the 2018 BIO International Convention. This event, hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), brings together over 16,000 attendees from 74 countries for networking opportunities.

      Boston, MA has a robust life sciences ecosystem. Massachusetts leads the nation in biopharma manufacturing growth and number of biotech R&D employees. Every September, the city of Boston hosts Biotech Week—an event dedicated to accelerating the biotechnology business, by uniting the scientific minds and business leaders of Boston.