Wednesday, September 11, 2019; 10 AM (CEST); Cremona, Italy
Avantea and BioRescue consortium provides update and outlook on the northern white rhino recovery programme.
There are only two northern white rhinos left in the world, both are females. The only hope for these magnificent animals now rests on pioneering assisted reproduction techniques. After successfully harvesting oocytes during a procedure in Kenya on August 22, 2019, experts from the BioRescue consortium will announce results of its current work and give an outlook on future steps during a press conference held in Cremona (Italy) on September 11, 2019. Journalists are invited and will be provided with all relevant information first hand from specialists.
Avantea Srl is a laboratory of advanced technologies for animal reproduction and biotechnology research. The laboratory activity began in 1991 with Cesare Galli and Giovanna Lazzari but it was only in 2008 that it took on the name of Avantea Srl, maintaining all the know-how developed thanks to the research carried out in the zootechnical and biomedical field, together with the skills and professionalism built in about twenty years of activity.
Credibility and experience make Avantea a highly specialized and reliable clinic, which has built its reputation thanks to cutting-edge research and important scientific achievements. Today Avantea is the European leader in the field of assisted reproduction of farm animals and receives requests for professional services and scientific collaborations from numerous international stakeholders.
Avantea aims to develop innovative solutions in the field of reproductive biotechnology, both in the zootechnical and biomedical fields, to contribute to a more prosperous future, also by disseminating the knowledge accumulated during years of scientific research at the highest levels."