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Animal Biotech Industries is Your National Biomedical Research Partner Shipping to the San Francisco Bay Area

Animal Biotech Industries, Inc. (ABI) 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.

Porcine Tissue for San Francisco Bay Area Facilities

Animal Biotech Industries, Inc. is a USDA Class B Licensed Dealer (23-D-0155) that sells porcine tissue for research in the San Francisco Bay Area. When providing porcine tissue deliver to the San Francisco Bay Area, ABI uses a climate-controlled, tested, shipping method developed to protect tissue from damage throughout the shipping lifecycle. 

ABI has been in compliance with the USDA/APHIS since becoming licensed in 1990. All ABI operations meet and exceed the following guidelines described 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, modern complex with isolated breeding and growing areas. 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.
Porcine Tissue Shipping to San Francisco Bay Area Research Labs

All Animal Biotech Industries, Inc., post mortem pig tissues are harvested fresh according to San Francisco Bay Area client specifications. Once gathered, tissue is 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 the San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Known for its natural beauty, ecnonomic prevalence and diversity, the city of San Francisco is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with over 7 millioin residents in the greater Bay Area. The city has the 2nd most Fortune 500 Companies in the United States, and has the second highest density of college graduates, which help to make it one of the top 25 wealthiest counties in the United States. Higher education institutions in the area include the prestigious University of California, Berkley, University of California, San Francisco, and Stanford University, though these are only a few of the dozens of colleges and universities in the area. Medical facilities, hospitals and research facilities throughout the area are some of the best in the country, with a great deal of important biomedical research conducted.

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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.