Xenotransplantation: pigs can literally save your life - Dr. Guillermo Ramis

animal research biotechnology health innovation swine production xenotransplantation Jul 12, 2021


''The good news is that the pigs are one of the most developed species in terms of biotechnology, genetic modification, and disease detection.'' - Dr Guillermo Ramis


What you'll learn:

1. Xenotransplantation

2. Challenges

3. Components and proteins targeted

4. Achieving a succesful liver transplant

5. Survivability of a litter of modified pigs

6. Survivability of the transplant itself

7. Animal weight vs Receiver weight

8. Public acceptance


Meet the guest: Dr. Ramis receveid his degree in Veterinary Medicine/Science from the University of Murcia in 1993, and earned a PhD in Veterinary Medicine/Science with honors also from the University of Murcia in 2002. He obtained his Diploma from the European College of Porcine Health and Management in 2006. Dr. Ramis is currently Associate Professor at the Animal Production Department at the University of Murcia, teaching courses for the Veterinary Medicine/Science degree and the Professional and Scientific Swine Production Master's degree (he is also this program coordinator) at the University of Murcia.