215.766.7413

Philadelphia, PA

Animal Biotech Industries is Your National Biomedical Research Partner in Philadelphia, PA

For 30 years, Animal Biotech Industries, Inc. has operated with the mission to support the biomedical research community by supplying high-quality research porcine models, as well as high-quality post mortem tissues, organs, and glands

ABI was founded as a private corporation by scientific professionals. Our scientists dedicate 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 Philadelphia, PA Facilities

Animal Biotech Industries is a USDA Class B Licensed Dealer (23-B-0155) that sells live porcine for research in Philadelphia, PA and beyond. ABI has been compliant 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 state-of-the-art, climate-controlled, complex with isolated areas for all growing and processing stages. The Yorkshire crossbred pigs that make up the ABI herd are managed by professional porcine specialists and veterinarians to maintain the highest standards of health and genetics. Growing pigs receive special diets formulated 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 is monitored yearly for brucellosis and pseudorabies for which it 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 before breeding.
  • At three days old, young research swine receive iron supplementation. 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 to prevent internal parasite infestation and larval migration.
  • The ABI research swine herd has tested negative for Malignant Hyperthermia (MH). ABI ensures that 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 Philadelphia, PA Research Labs

Animal Biotech Industries has a state-of-the-art delivery truck fleet that includes highly tailored light- and medium-duty box trucks. The ABI delivery trucks traveling to Philadelphia, PA combine fresh and climate-controlled air for the animals during delivery via Thermo-King Shuttleaire system. This high tech system delivers fresh air at a rate as high as 100 air changes per hour to ensure the live research swine reach client labs in comfort.

It is key 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 in aluminum pens on contact bedding. This acts as environmental enrichment while animals are in transit.
  • ABI’s highly trained delivery drivers are required to maintain highly 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 Philadelphia, PA Research Labs

All Animal Biotech Industries, Inc., post mortem pig tissues are harvested fresh according to Philadelphia, PA 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 research facility. 

  • All transportation of ABI’s post mortem porcine tissue is done via FedEx.
  • So that clients stay informed of the status of the package during transit, clients are included in the inner tracking circle with FedEx.
  • We carefully 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 separate isolated areas for breeding, gestation, weaning, growing and holding animals.

Our goal is to produce the healthiest research swine in the industry while increasing production to meet the growing demands of our clientele.

Learn about our Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory here.


 

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

About Philadelphia PA

The largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, and the fifth-most populous city in the United States, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural hub in the Delaware Valley. As one of the country's oldest cities, the city of brotherly love has a rich history dating back to long before the American Revolution. It's location at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers have allowed the city to thrive since its founding and became a major industrial center until the late 1960s. Since that time, a combination of gentrification, the introduction of retail, financial services and healthcare, and significant growth in nearby educational centers have allowed Philadelphia to evolve into an economic center. Contemporary Philadelphia is a top destination for international study, with the third-largest student concentration on the East Coast. The greater metropolitan area boasts a student population of over 300,000 individuals spread across over 80 colleges, universities and trade schools. The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Drexel University are the city's major research universities, on top of five major schools of medicine. Philadelphia is also known for its medical community and is the home of the first hospital in the United States, Pennsylvania Hopsital. Health care and biotechnology comprise some of the largest economic sectors within the city. 

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The Value of Animal Growth Charts in Biomedical Research

Our porcine growth chart allows clients to know the expected rate (average daily gain) of growth over time of our Yorkshire cross bred swine herd at all ages.