Raleigh-Durham, NC

Animal Biotech Industries is Your national Biomedical Research Partner shipping to Raleigh-Durham, NC

Established in 1990, Animal Biotech Industries, Inc. is a private corporation. Founded with the mission to support the biomedical research community by supplying them with live high-quality research porcine models and high-quality post mortem tissues, organs, and glands, ABI's facilities are located in Doylestown, PA.

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

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

Porcine tissue for Raleigh-Durham, NC Facilities

Animal Biotech Industries (ABI) is a USDA Class B Licensed Dealer (23-B-0155) that sells post mortem porcine tissue for research in Raleigh-Durham, NC. When providing porcine tissue delivery to research labs in Raleigh-Durham, ABI uses a climate-controlled packaging method that minimizes tissue breakdown and damage during shipping. All ABI operations meet and exceed the guidelines outlined in The Animal Welfare Act, 2005, and The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Ag. Research and Teaching, 1988.

ABI research swine are raised in a large research swine complex in Bucks County, PA. The facility includes isolated areas breeding and growing and more. ABI's 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
As the national supplier of post mortem porcine tissue, ABI works with highly trained specialists to efficiently procure quality specimens. A sterile environment is key to harvesting contaminate-free porcine tissue. To ensure this, the tissue is gathered in a temperature-controlled environment and immediately stored at 35-37 degrees Fahrenheit. ABI ships porcine tissue nation-wide using tested methods to protect tissue to prevent potential tissue damage. Learn more about how we protect tissue during shipping here. 

ABI and can provide live animal models and porcine cadavers within a 400-mile radius of Bucks County, PA where our pigs are raised. Live animal models and porcine cadavers are also carefully transported using our own fleet of specialized delivery trucks. Learn more about live animal and porcine cadaver transport here.  

If you have a need for porcine cadavers outside of our delivery radius, please contact us. When possible we will make special arrangments.


Our Healthy Breeding and Research Swine Herds

  • The ABI breeding herd tests negative for brucellosis and pseudorabies, for which it is monitored annually.
  • 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).
  • Before breeding the ABI breeding herd is wormed with Ivomec and vaccinated for Leptospirosis, Erysipelas and PRRS.
  • 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.
  • So as to protect against internal parasite infestations and larval migration, the pigs continue to receive Fenbendazole every four weeks until they grow out of the sales inventory weight range.
  • 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.

Porcine Tissue Shipping to Raleigh-Durham, NC Research Labs

All Animal Biotech Industries, Inc., post mortem pig tissues are collected fresh according to Raleigh-Durham, NC client specifications. The tissue is then 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 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania 

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 Raleigh-Durham NC

The capital of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County, Raleigh is the second-most populous city in the state. It earned its moniker, "City of Oaks," due to the large number of oak trees within the heart of the city. Spread across 142 square miles of land, Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. A small portion of the city extends into Durham County, and the two areas are often grouped together to describe the overall region. Over the decades since Raleigh's founding, it has become a center for culture, art and science within the region, with over a dozen museums and several prevalent healthcare facilities throughout the city. While the city only has two higher education facilities, North Carolina State University and Wake Technical Community College, a number employers in the area are focused on health and research, including Rex Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital and Dorothea Dix Hospital. 


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.