Washington, DC

Animal Biotech Industries is Your national Biomedical Research Partner shipping to Washington, DC

Located in Bucks County, PA, 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, and high-quality post mortem tissues, organs, and glands.

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

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

Live Animal Models for Washington, DC Facilities

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

All ABI operations meet and exceed the 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, isolated breeding and growing swine complex in Doylestown, PA. 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

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 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 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. This is done to prevent 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 Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC combine fresh and climate-controlled air for the animals during delivery via the Thermo-King Shuttleaire systems. This air system delivers fresh air at a rate as high as 100 air changes per hour to the animals.

It is critical to deliver the animals in a stress-free environment. ABI takes extreme caution to ensure a safe, calm, and care-focused delivery experience for our animals.

  • Animals are housed in compatible groups within aluminum pens on contact bedding, both of which act as environmental enrichment while animals are in transit from Bucks County, PA.
  • 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 Washington, DC Research Labs

All Animal Biotech Industries, Inc., post mortem pig tissues are harvested fresh according to Washington, DC 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 in Bucks County, PA

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 Washington D.C.

Our nation's capital, Washington D.C. is comprised of land donated from Maryland and Virginia. With a population of over 600,000 individuals, Washington's largest employer is the federal government. However, a number of prevalent hospitals, healthcare facilities and universities throughout the region are some of the best in the country. Private universities in the area include American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University  School of Advanced International Studies. One of the most renowned medical research institutions is the Washington Hospital Center, though the Children's National medical Center and National Institutes of Health are also known for their efforts in medical research. 


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.