In the US, the center will open transplant pig hearts man

The first center ksenotransplantatsionnyh research will open soon in the United States. Its tasks will include the study of heart transplant methods of pig man. To this end, United Therapeutics has already invested in a new organization of 24 million dollars that will be spent on research in the future are able to solve the problem of shortage of donor organs.

In the US, the center will open transplant pig hearts man

Pigs selected for the research is not accidental. The possibility of transplanting their organs to people being studied and debated in the scientific community for a long time. That pig suitable for donor purposes better than other animals, because their bodies in size and function is very similar to human. The first center will be opened in Baltimore at the University of Maryland - there has long been engaged in research related to the transplantation of animal organs. Over time, it is planned to recruit other investors and to open other centers in the country.

United Therapeutics is now working with a number of universities and clinics together exploring the possibility of transplanting human organs of various animals, such as the kidneys and lungs - these studies are conducted in collaboration with experts from Alabama and Columbia Universities.