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PorMedTec Co. Ltd.

Generating designated pathogen-free (DPF) pigs with enhanced functions using cutting-edge bioengineering technologies, including somatic cell cloning.

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PorMedTec Co. Ltd. was established in February 2017 based on research outcomes of the Meiji University International Institute for Bio-Resource Research (MUIIBR) led by Professor Hiroshi Nagashima. MUIIBR is a globally leading group in animal bioengineering, including the production of cloned pigs, the generation of pig models for human genetic diseases, organ regeneration using blastocyst complementation, and cryopreservation of embryos and organoids. In 2021, PorMedTec established a new mission: to provide transplantable organs, tissues, and cells for treating patients with organ failure or intractable diseases, thereby contributing to global medical care and human health. To achieve this goal fastest, PorMedTec explored an innovative business using bioengineered medical-grade pigs as hosts to manufacture cost-competitive products with a reliable and stable supply.

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