Animal models

The use of the pig as animal model in the biomedical field has been consolidated in recent years. The pig, for its physiological and anatomical characteristics is considered closer to humans than other laboratory animals.

Avantea, thanks to its experience in the field of assisted reproduction and animal cloning, can provide lines of genetically modified cloned pigs according to the needs of each customer. Avantea can also offer the service of vectors development and construction for gene targeting and overexpression.

Fields of application include:

  • the production of genetically modified pigs for xenotransplantation;
  • the generation of pig models for human genetic and degenerative diseases in order to study their pathogenesis;
  • the experimental surgery where syngeneic animal are required;
  • the development of new cellular therapies, using syngeneic animals carrying different marker genes.

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