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April 2017

Conference Announcements

14th Congress Advancing Xenotransplantation Science Worldwide

6th Swine in Biomedical Research Conference

November 1, 2016

Updated Publications

October 1, 2016

Publication release

Suggested Guidelines for Tissue Collection

August 1, 2016

Publication release

Birth of potential new model: PAH KO
Donation of a new model: Dr. Monique Lorson, MU donates SMN -/+ animals

February 2016

Publication release

Birth of two potential new models



October 2015

Publication release

DNA Methylation supports pig as biomedical model.

September 2015

Publication release

Engineering protein processing of the mammary gland to produce abundant hemophilia B therapy in milk.

Zhao J, Xu W, Ross JW, Walters EM, Butler SP, Whyte JJ, Kelso L, Fatemi M, Vanderslice NC, Giroux K, Spate LD, Samuel MS, Murphy CN, Wells KD, Masiello NC, Prather RS, Velander WH. Engineering protein processing of the mammary gland to produce abundant hemophilia B therapy in milk.

July 2015

Publication release

A Genetic Porcine Model of Cancer

L.B. Schook , T.V. Collares, W. Hu,Y. Liang, F. M. Rodrigues, L. A. Rund, K. M. Schachtschneider, F.K. Seixas, K. Singh, K.D. Wells, E. M. Walters, R.S. Prather, C.M. Counter

Targeted disruption of CD1d prevents NKT cell development in pigs

G. Yang, B. L. Artiaga, T.J. Hackmann, M.S. Samuel, E.M. Walters, S. Salek-Ardakani, J.P. Driver

February 2015

New Strains Added

The NSRRC would like to extend “Thank You” to Dr. Bob Petters from North Carolina State University for his generous donation to the NSRRC. Dr. Petters donated 19 different strains to the NSRRC to be used to study Eye disorders.

November 2014

Publication release

Use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system to produce genetically engineered pigs from in vitro-derived oocytes and embryos

Whitworth KM, Lee K, Benne JA, Beaton BP, Spate LD, Murphy SL, Samuel MS, Mao J, O'Gorman C, Walters EM, Murphy CN, Driver J, Mileham A, McLaren D, Wells KD, Prather RS.

Oct 8, 2014

Press release

NSRRC accepts large donation of Transgenic Swine Eye Models.
More details to come later

May 2014

Publication release

Engraftment of human iPS and allogeneic porcine cells into pigs with inactivated RAG2 and accompanying severe combined immunodeficiency.

Kiho Lee, Deug-Nam Kwon, Toshihiko Ezashia, Yun-Jung Choi, Chankyu Park, Aaron C. Ericsson, Alana N. Brown, Melissa Samuel, Kwang-wook Park, Eric Walters, Dae Young Kim, Jae-Hwan Kim, Craig L. Franklin, Clifton N. Murphy, R. Michael Roberts, Randall S. Prather, and Jin-Hoi Kim


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Swine are the optimal model species for investigation of a large number of human diseases and have made valuable contributions to almost every field of human medicine. Swine share anatomic and physiologic characteristics with humans that make them ideal models for research. In addition, the anatomy and physiology make pig organs likely candidates for xenotransplantation.

The National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC) was established in 2003 to develop the infrastructure to ensure that biomedical investigators across a variety of disciplines have access to critically needed swine models of human health and disease. The NSRRC will also serve as a central resource for reagents, creation of new genetically modified swine, and information and training related to use of swine models in biomedical research.

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Effective July 1, 2017 there will be a Price Increase on services from the NSRRC

Meeting Announcement

14th Congress - Advancing Xenotransplantation Science Worldwide

Meeting Announcement

6th Swine in Biomedical Research Conference

National Swine Resource and Research Center is pleased to be a part of the Resource Identification Initiative, a project aimed at clearly identifying key research resources used in the course of scientific research. These key research resources include model organisms, antibodies and software tools. All citations for the pig stored in NSRRC can now also be found at, a portal where publishers (see list of participating journals) are directing authors during the publication process, usually at the acceptance of the publication. Authors are asked to paste the ‘cite this’ text in the methods section for each organism, antibody and software tool used in the course of research, a step that helps to disambiguate the organisms used in research and allow for straightforward aggregation of data around key resources, thereby questions such as “who else used this pig?” will be answered more easily. The format for citation is relatively straightforward, and we provide a couple of examples below:

  • Genetically modified organisms: "Pigs used in this study were GGTA1 knockout with the addition of hDAF, (RRID:NSRRC:0009)."
  • Antibodies: "Sections were stained with a rabbit polyclonal antibody against ERK1 (Abgent Cat# AP7251E, RRID:AB_2140114)."
  • Software tools: "...terminals were mapped with a computer-assisted mapping program (Neurolucida, v10, RRID:SCR_001775)."

The NSRRC is funded by the following NIH Institutes; Division of Comparative Medicine, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), Office of the Director, and NIAID and NHLBI.

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