In the United States to establish the centre transplant pig heart man

In the United States to establish the centre transplant pig heart man

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The first xenotransplantation research centre will open in the US very soon. His tasks will include the study of methods of transplanting pigs hearts of man. To do this, United Therapeutics has invested in a new organization 24 million dollars that will go to study in the future are able to solve the problem of shortage of donor organs.

Pigs selected for research is not accidental. The transplant of their organs to people is being studied and discussed in the scientific community for quite some time. It was a pig suitable for donor purposes better than any other animal, as their bodies in size and functions very similar to human.

The first center will open in Baltimore at the University of Maryland there has long been conducting research related to transplantation of animal organs to man. It is planned to attract other investors and to open other centers in the country.

Now United Therapeutics operates with a number of universities and clinics, are jointly exploring the possibility of transplantation to the person of various animal organs, particularly kidneys and lungs, — these studies are conducted together with specialists from Alabama and Columbia universities.